If you want to use IRC or any other port, you're out of luck unless you can tunnel through to another port because AT&T and Verizon don't want you using your leet skills to hack their network. Never mind that the big phone companies want to find some excuse to abandon their POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) and all their old customers too retarded to operated a cell phone. IRC and other things work fine with a tethered connection on AT&T and Verizon.
One way to access the Interwebs using tethering is to use PDANet. PDANet is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm. The free version allows you to access any HTTP website, but if you want to access HTTPS, you will have to pay for the full version of the software.
The less lame way of tethering is using a rooted Android phone and installing WifiTether . Some argue that this is "Jew" tethering, but since there's no such thing as a free lunch, you are in fact part of the problem. Remember to keep the phone as close as possible to your balls when using any tethering program.
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