Can it be used as a modem for a laptop?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CMHan15, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. CMHan15 macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    Sorry.... I have seen conflicting information on this.

    Will I be able to hook it to my laptop and browse the internet? Will I need a different plan?

  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    You will see conflicting information because nobody knows.
  3. CMHan15 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
  4. Icebird macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    They've been releasing one detail every day including a video every day this week, so maybe they'll release that information tomorrow or friday. I doubt it though because the reviewers were likely have talked about it if it was possible. And I can't see them announcing something like that when there's been so much criticism for the EDGE network. And why would you need to use your iPhone as a wireless modem when it's running on Wifi? Just use your laptop on that Wifi, heh.
  5. yayaba macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I'd like to know too. If the iPhone can tether via USB or Bluetooth, then I'm 99% jumping on the iPhone bandwagon. If not, I'll have to think about it.

    You're not always around places that have wifi. Hell, I can't even connect to my work wifi because we use a special proprietary VPN that requires special software to be installed. And plus when I go to Borders or Starbucks, they only have paid Tmobile wifi which I can't access.

    EDGE is decent enough for reference purposes if I'm web designing and need to look up a CSS tag or something.
  6. aperture01 macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    Washington, DC

    This is a feature that I figured most phones with bluetooth did already. It'd be great if it could act as a internet gateway via bluetooth for a computer, like my macbook pro (especially if i'm on the road or something)? Probability of seeing this... none, right? I'm surprised no one else is freaking out more about this.
  7. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    No, the iPhone cannot be used as a wireless modem. See Pogue's Q&A linked on the front page of MacRumors.
  8. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
    What you CAN do though is take the SIM out of the phone and put it in a phone that DOES support usage as a modem or put it in one of those PC Cards for laptops. You will have Unlimited MediaNET access under the iPhone Data Plan per AT&T.

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