2 Questions About iPhone Network

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ross.32, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any chance that someone could make an app with the SDK to use the iPhone to power the internet on a MacBook Pro? Or if Apple would not allow an app like that, are there any hacks that would do the same job?

    The next question is about 3G and Edge. I know that you cannot use the internet and call people at the same time in Edge, and that you can with 3G, but can you still use both with a 3G chip when you are not in a 3G coverage area (such as in a rural area)?
     
  2. myawn macrumors member

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    Ambitious little iPhone ya got there

    OK, that's gonna drain the battery really fast.

    ;)
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but I will have it plugged in. I do a lot of storm chasing and would like to use some of my radar programs on the road in my car. That is also why I was wondering about simultaneous calls/internet access in rural areas. No use buying a 3G cards and paying for weekly subscriptions if I can get the iPhone to do the same thing.
     
  4. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    Are you kidding me? My PowerBook powers the whole internet for 5 hours!

    Seriously, though, I doubt AT&T would allow tethering without some sort of additional fee. Now, if the SDK would provide the hooks to do such a thing, I have no idea. It's possible, I guess.
     
  5. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I know you can take the iPhone sim card and stick it in another ATT phone and use that as a tethering device, so I don't see why they would not allow Apple to do the same thing.

    Then again other ATT phones have AIM too.
     
  6. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    What do the other phones use for AIM, data or text messages? I hope it's data so when they make an iChat program for the iPhone, i will still have text messages.
     
  7. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    my old ATT phone used both text and data ... it was quite a rip off

    I'm pretty sure that if you're in a edge only market, then it will act like your phone does now with edge...
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    No, it reverts to regular EDGE characteristics.
     
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