just so everyone knows (hi everyone yes im new but felt the need to speak) you can still wirelessly tether with your fav app if you have a linux system installed on your pc. you can do this along side of windows 7 without harming/effecting it in any way. its very simple to install on a partition on your hard drive and cricket cant tell the difference. any linux will work such as ubuntu or mint. if its linux you will be fine because ive done it and continue doing it and nothing has happened. so feel free to use that as a work around until they come to their senses