- 06-16-2008, 10:34 PM #2
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- 06-18-2008, 01:57 PM #6iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
This is a big deal. I read an article earlier saying we could tether and was super DUPER excited. But I guess it was wrong.
We'll have to jailbreak to get this functionality. The funny thing is people would pay for this -- and then ATT could prevent some hacking.
- 06-18-2008, 07:14 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
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- 07-03-2008, 04:02 PM #13
My bet is it will be like the soup nazi:
NO TETHERING FOR YOU!
AT&T has been pretty hard on tethering, and although they supposedly could technically tether, neither my Blackjack nor Tilt was very successful I did get the Blackjack to connect to my notebook a few times, but it drained the battery in a flash because it wouldn't daw power form the USB port while tethered. You'd literally get to surf for 20-30 minutes and then have to disconnect and charge the Blackjack battery.
- 07-03-2008, 04:16 PM #14iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
Tethering is one of the biggest reasons I'm going to be purchasing an Iphone; I used to tether my BlackJack II and its 3g speed was awesome, better than my apartment DSL that I was paying $40/mnth for.(Strangely enough, speed was much better when I tethered the BlackJack, which ran Windows Mobile, to my macbook than to my windows vista business notebook)
Here's to hoping we get Iphone 3g tethering figured out soon =/
- 07-03-2008, 07:03 PM #15
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- 07-04-2008, 12:33 AM #17
I'm actually planning to drop my USB EVDO modem along with my Treo next week when I get my new iPhone 3G. I believe I'll be able to get done what I need to get done on the iPhone, so the wireless broadband card will just be redundant and at $60 per month I won't be able to justify it anymore. If tethering is made available I may look into it, but I honestly don't think I'll need it. I'll probably end up leaving my MBP at home more often than I do now since I'll have the iPhone, thus there won't be anything to tether it to!
- 07-05-2008, 05:17 PM #18iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
You know what's pathetic, is that I had a crappy Audiovox phone with Verizon back in 02-04, and that thing could tether. It was free (minus a one-time fee for a tethering pack). It could also voice-dial. Now they charge extra for all this stuff. Not to get off topic, but does anyone else think that it's absolutely ridiculous that a service provider can charge for voice-dialing? What does that have to do with their network at all? It's a phone feature. It's amazing that they get away with stuff like this.