Verizon lost a court battle this week, when the FCC fined the phone carrier $1.25 million and determined that the company must allow customers to use mobile phone tethering apps.

It might take a little while before tethering apps show up in the Android Market on Verizon phones, but to help you prepare and tether you’re Verizon phone, we’ve put together a list of apps that can help. Below we’ve listed five tethering apps along with descriptions and links to the app’s listing in Google Play. Read more