…killed it for a couple of days at least. Until I came across a comment in a blog about a related issue regarding how Sprint denies MMS on Win mobile and blackberry phones. Although I had also read that Sprint will “soon” be releasing an update for this capability on WM6, the mere fact that it’s not already offered shows the inability of Sprint to know what customers want. It also shows that they don’t care what customers want; only what’s good for their bottom line. MMS is media texting, such as sending a text message with a picture or video attached. This can be done on other networks’ win-mobile phones but not Sprint. Nooooo… anyway, enough about that… I recently upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.1 with a Sprint ROM downloaded from HTC. In this ROM, Sprint has added an extension to the Internet Sharing application that disables the service (as far as I know for everyone). Luckily however I came across a reference on the net that details how to re-enable this capability. I was severely contemplating a job change since my work blocks pretty much everything here… my only hope throughout the day to do anything on the net is to use my phone as modem on the laptop. Needless to say, I made the registry hack and now my I am back online from my cube, once again able to write a blog post, facebook, and get my hotmail. Sprint is on my poop list right now.
Oh yes, I almost forgot the trick… I downloaded a free program called CeRegEditor, opened up HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\internetSharing and deleted the parameter named “Extension”. Did a soft reboot and now I’m online again.