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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Nullriver Introduces 3G/EDGE Tethering App for iPhone



Nullriver, Inc. has released NetShare onto the iTunes App Store this evening (via iPhone Alley). The $9.99 application promises to allow you to share your iPhone's network connection with your computer.
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Share your iPhone's EDGE or 3G Internet connection with your computer using NetShare. NetShare provides a SOCKS5 proxy for your computer to connect to.
Screenshots of the application will be included shortly.

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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Whoa, this was actually allowed on the App Store?

So much for fears of app discrimination by Apple.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Can a cell provider tell how the data is being used? As far as I know Rogers doesn't allow this, but would they even know or would they just see it as data usage?
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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Hmmm... It's weird that Apple approved this App... It seems like AT&T (Not Apple) does not want tethering on the iphone...
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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Should we start the threads now about excessive AT&T bills and canceled accounts?

Also, it seems like this would've been one of those breaking the developer contract issues, seeing as they pretty much lockdown everything nonstandard.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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please tell me this works!!!
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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Watch...this will have negatives...rofl.

It's nice to know I can legally tether? Yay!
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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well, is someone going to try it? I would only use it in emergencies where I can't get coverage like when I was in the sticks in Macon georgia and my aunt had no internet.

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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:10 PM   #9
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Wow this is great!
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:10 PM   #10
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isnt tethering explicitly not allowed in the contract?

i just read it and it is without a question. be prepared to pay out your ass for the kb and get cut off from att
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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I want this so bad, but if im going to be billed for excessive use that is just crap. we paid 200 for the phone and like 90 a month for the service (unlimited texting) and we can't tether our phone? I hope something official comes from at&t soon.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:11 PM   #12
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I bought it and installed it incase it gets pulled, but am going to wait and let other people test it before I use it.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:12 PM   #13
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I'm thinking that somebody at Apple screwed up by letting this through... but I'll buy it for when there isn't any WiFi around.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:14 PM   #14
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Thats sweet...but I am not paying $10.00 for it.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:14 PM   #15
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The app crashed on launch on my iPhone 3G, but I've been having multiple apps crashing on my iPhone 3G, so it may not be the app.
It launched successfully on my original iPhone, but unfortunately that iPhone has no service.

Note: someone else said it worked for them: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...95&postcount=5

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It's hardly worth it for those of us still with Edge iPhones, but for those with the new phones, that's amazingly good news. If I'm not mistaken, this is already allowed on many other AT&T phones, but "banned" (as it were) from the iPhone... I'm interested to see how AT&T handles the release of this application.
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Thats sweet...but I am not paying $10.00 for it.
You'd rather pay the $30 a month that AT&T is currently charging?

But of course we could be paying huge fees for doing this if it's not approved by AT&T.

Someone should ask AT&T -_-.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:16 PM   #18
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It's hardly worth it for those of us still with Edge iPhones, but for those with the new phones, that's amazingly good news.
I'm going to install it just because I know if I don't now, I'll be kicking myself that ONE time I need it.



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It launched successfully on my original iPhone, but unfortunately that iPhone has no service.
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Can a cell provider tell how the data is being used? As far as I know Rogers doesn't allow this, but would they even know or would they just see it as data usage?
actually, with rogers 6gb plan (6gb for $30 promo ATM) tethering IS allowed to my knowledge - i've asked a few CSRs... data is data on this plan, though youcant use an aircard.. whatever they're called, according ot their guidelines. This way should work nomatter whast ant not be able to tell what data is being used now, as it is using the phone as a proxy, thereby the phone is pulling teh data an relaying it to your laptop.
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Thats sweet...but I am not paying $10.00 for it.
If it works, why wouldn't you pay $10 for it? Just because an app is running on a small device doesn't mean it took a small amount of work to create it.
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if att does allow it, isnt there a free app that does this if you jailbreak?

i really really hope att lets this be ok, i would love it esp at airports
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if att does allow it, isnt there a free app that does this if you jailbreak?
There is a way to do it, but it's pretty complicated. Although looking at the posted instructions this doesn't appear much easier....
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actually, with rogers 6gb plan (6gb for $30 promo ATM) tethering IS allowed to my knowledge - i've asked a few CSRs... data is data on this plan, though youcant use an aircard.. whatever they're called, according ot their guidelines. This way should work nomatter whast ant not be able to tell what data is being used now, as it is using the phone as a proxy, thereby the phone is pulling teh data an relaying it to your laptop.
I just added the 6GB plan today, and i believe you are correct. Although... I have a 1st generation phone right now and I have to wait until September for the 3G. I'm definitely going to buy this when I get the 3G phone. It will be well worth it.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:24 PM   #24
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Good deal.

Good value, but that is if it is accepted by att. Data for att cost 50 a month with a laptop connect, i think. OR pay 30 on top of your cell plan and get an iphone, i am seeing value.

My one problem: didn't nullriver make the installer app for the jailbreak? That dumb thing crashed, broke, and the ipod had to be restored on my friends ipod.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 08:25 PM   #25
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As long as ATT doesn't get (deleted), I'll jump in for $10 phht... $10 for emergency bandwidth when I am with my notebook and not around wifi?

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