1. rpalumbo#IM's Avatar
    A realy quick question. I noticed the other day there was an article regarding that maybe soon, we will be able to use the iPhone to tether to a laptop for internet connection. How true is that this might happen? I currently have a built in VZW card in my laptop but have switched to AT&T. I would rather not get a wireless card if I can use my iPhone and would rather not jailbreak unless I have to. Thanks
    11-07-2008 10:53 AM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    Until it actually happens, jailbreak and use PDANet.
    11-07-2008 10:59 AM
  3. tx76mike's Avatar
    Jailbreak+PDANet works just fine for me on both Windows and Leopard...
    11-07-2008 11:18 AM
  4. hermdog's Avatar
    I concur. It works great.
    11-07-2008 03:08 PM
  5. rpalumbo#IM's Avatar
    It seems like PDAnet is the way to go but, I am guessing from yesterday's article: AT&T Tethering to Cost $30 per Month? that I just might be able to wait, we will see, but thanks for in advise
    11-12-2008 10:00 AM
  6. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Yeah, if you are going to use it a lot you might want to just wait and pay for it. If you want it as a emergency backup then I would just do it under the radar because $30 is a lot to spend a month for something you rarely use. Luckily for me I don't have to jailbreak and can tether with netshare
    11-12-2008 10:28 AM
  7. smileyboy's Avatar
    Does netshare still work for you? Thinking of going back to iphone.
    12-17-2008 01:18 PM
  8. spsands's Avatar
    wow.. I woulda figured they would have figured a way to kill netshare with the "killswitch" or something.
    12-18-2008 12:10 AM
  9. E Pow's Avatar
    I just use PDANet. I have a Macbook Pro and it works great for me. I agree with Dizzy, if you want to use it on occasion then jailbreak it and use PDANet, but if your gonna use it for HEAVY internet all the time then go ahead and pay the $30 with At&t. my example is, i have WiFi at home, and mostly everywhere I go, but yesterday I was out and about and the mall I was at didn't have any WiFi access. I just needed to use the internet on my laptop for about 20 mins to send an attachment from my laptop. I quickly fired up PDANet and sent what I needed and it worked fast and great.
    12-18-2008 10:16 AM
  10. dooks88's Avatar
    Is PDAnet still the program to use for this? I am thinking about jailbreaking my phone again for tethering. I would gladly pay att $30 for an iPhone tethering plan, but I don't feel like adding a line plus $60 for tethering.
    05-26-2009 02:41 PM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    I think there are a few options. I wonder how AT&T will treat the non-official tetherers...
    05-26-2009 02:45 PM
  12. dooks88's Avatar
    I think there are a few options. I wonder how AT&T will treat the non-official tetherers...
    I'm not sure. I really hate the options that at&t has for tethering. I will only use it one or two days a month. To go the official route, I would have to add a line and buy a usb modem costing $60 + taxes per month. Sure they have a plan for $40 per month, but it has a 50mb cap.

    I need it for my vacation home that I visit about 2 weekends a month. Its in a remote area, so we cant get dsl or cable. 3g coverage is great there, so it seems like a logical fit. I don't mind paying for the service, but i just wish they had a better choices for minimal use.
    05-26-2009 03:17 PM
  13. jamesus's Avatar
    I'm not sure. I really hate the options that at&t has for tethering. I will only use it one or two days a month. To go the official route, I would have to add a line and buy a usb modem costing $60 + taxes per month. Sure they have a plan for $40 per month, but it has a 50mb cap.

    I need it for my vacation home that I visit about 2 weekends a month. Its in a remote area, so we cant get dsl or cable. 3g coverage is great there, so it seems like a logical fit. I don't mind paying for the service, but i just wish they had a better choices for minimal use.
    iPhone OS 3.0 has tethering enabled. I know that most specifics aren't released, but it will probably be a 5 GB cap.

    The biggest unknown is what AT&T will do if the find out you are tethering not using the official way. I know that once iPhone 3.0 is released, I will be disabling my Sprint data card since tethering on 3G allows for data and voice at the same time...
    05-26-2009 03:27 PM
  14. dooks88's Avatar
    iPhone OS 3.0 has tethering enabled. I know that most specifics aren't released, but it will probably be a 5 GB cap.

    The biggest unknown is what AT&T will do if the find out you are tethering not using the official way. I know that once iPhone 3.0 is released, I will be disabling my Sprint data card since tethering on 3G allows for data and voice at the same time...
    Looking forward to an AT&T announcement on this matter. I have heard rumors about them adding this. I guess its only a matter of time.
    05-26-2009 04:08 PM
  15. jamesus's Avatar
    Looking forward to an AT&T announcement on this matter. I have heard rumors about them adding this. I guess its only a matter of time.
    I would assume they would enable this. And of course charge us more for it...
    05-26-2009 04:31 PM
  16. TechnoGuru's Avatar
    I have been using an old GT Ultra laptop connect card with my 3G SIM from the iPhone...works great
    07-03-2009 03:47 PM
  17. BradM73's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd probably use less than a gig of tethering per month, if even half that. The only time I'd really need to tether is for work, and the program I use is made specifically for my business, so it uses very little information. I think even if I used the tethering plan daily with that program, I'd probably use less than 300MB per month. A free tethering plan with a 1 or 2 Gig limit would be pretty fair for people who only need limited tethering. Then they can sell 5, 10, 20 etc, Gig plans too. This lets people who only need to tether occasionally to enjoy having the benefits and flexability of being able to tether, while also giving people who tether daily for business or WoW access to more bandwidth at a higher price.

    Seems like a fair deal if AT&T went that route.
    07-03-2009 04:27 PM
  18. Tramain's Avatar
    If anyone want to tether on there iPhone you can just go to help.benm.at ON YOUR IPHONE
    07-03-2009 04:40 PM
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