Do you use your iPhone to tether?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by El3ctronics, Mar 31, 2011.


Do you tether?

  1. Yes, and I pay extra for the tethering plan

    15 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but I jailbreak to do so or my carrier doesn't charge any extra

    43 vote(s)
  3. No, I don't tether

    23 vote(s)
  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    Now that the iPhone allows for tethering in the US, I'm curious how many of you actually use & pay for the feature.
  2. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

    Feb 24, 2009
    No need to tether for me. Everywhere I would use a computer has wifi and whenever i dont have wifi, my phone is suitable.
  3. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    Where is the option, "I jailbreak and tether so I don't lose my unlimited data", because paying isn't bad as long as I keep unlimited data.
  4. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Same with me.
  6. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    You can post your reason in the thread. There could be hundreds of reasons why someone would choose one of the options and they can explain in a post. The poll is just getting an idea of who does what so your choice would be #2.
  7. Kaidan macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2009
    London, UK
  8. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    Sorry, I misread. I though you said you tether so you don't have to pay your carrier extra.
  9. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    I used to tether but I updated so I'm waiting for the JB :)
  10. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I haven't had a need to yet. But I would in a nanosecond if needed.
  11. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    Same for me.
  12. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    I use it. In fact, it came in very handy last week. I was in a meeting and was using a "guest" wifi with my macbook Air. I needed to log into a particular password protected sharepoint location (for work) and couldn't with the guest wifi. So, I fired up tethering and logged in via my iphone 3G connection (on my Air) and then once IN sharepoint I switched back to the guest wifi system and continued on. Worked perfectly to get around whatever Microsoft sharepoint didn't like about the guest network I was on.
  13. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    +1 I don't mind paying extra for tethering, but I also want to keep my unlimited.
    Ironically, I haven't used tetherme since I've bought it. I'll eventually use it on vacation, but my everyday life just doesn't need it.
  14. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009
    I bought the tethering plan. I used to have the unlimited plan, but was only consuming about 300 MB per month in data usage. So unlimited was really doing nothing for me. At the same time that I had unlimited data, I was using clearwire internet while at work to access the internet. Clearwire is the DEVIL! OMG I can sincerely say that I HATE clearwire. Try downloading ANYTHING on using their service (not they're 4G service but they're regular "high speed" service) like youtube, netflix, groovshark, even downloading school power point presentations- I ROUTINELY got 0.3kbps!!! WTF!?! So I switched to a tethering plan, saved myself $50- by not having to pay for clearwire and by better tailoring me and my wife's billl plan, and am so much happier!! BTW- I thought about switching from AT&T to Sprint or Verizon- I couldn't believe how fewer options you have! Sprint and Verizon aren't as flexible- like allowing to choose different options without bundling. AT&T has allowed me to tailor my minutes, data plan, and txting plan irregardless of each. Gotta say- happy I'm with AT&T. Also- in my area, data speeds on my iPhone are ROUTINELY double the speeds of Sprint and Verizon. Couldn't be happier...:D:D:D:D:D:D
  15. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I tether with MyWi to use my iPad occasionally. I hardly use any data that way, but don't wanna give up my unlimited plan since I go over 2 GB on my phone sometimes without tethering.
  16. LightSpeed1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    Washington D.C.
    I don't have the need to tether at the moment.
  17. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    No. No need really for me as I am happy doing what I do even though it may be more expensive. I use FiOS at home with my MBP and use my office computer at work. Just use the 3G at other times
  18. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Not me, I have no need nor do I have a desire to increase my AT&T phone bill either.
  19. ReidStylez macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2010
    AT&T's Tethering plan combines your data package and it makes it 4GB a month instead of 2GB or Unlimited.
  20. vastoholic, Apr 1, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

    vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm tethering a lot more recently sine I'm on active duty military pre deployment training. It used to be just for that few hours a month that I needed it and didn't have wifi. I'm thinking that when I'm out I might switch to AT&T's tethering plan because when I'm at home I hardly ever went over 1GB a month.
  21. drummr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    I tether when needed, like a few days ago when my internet was down for a few hours. I'm on unlimited and have no desire to loose that as I've used 3gb 5 days into this months cycle, mainly from netflix.
  22. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I can easily go over 4 GB as well. I like to stream Netflix to my phone and watch it on my TV with the proper adapter. I don't have any other Netflix devices besides my WiFi iPad. I don't go over 4 GB often, but I don't want to be tracking my data constantly. I hit 15 GB one month watching Netflix. Usually I am under 2 GB though
  23. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
    Why don't you just use Wifi when at home?
  24. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Why can't I use the data that I pay a $250 per month bill to AT&T for? It's not like I'm scamming them. I am using the service they are selling and I have been subscribed to since 2005 (though unlimited data only since 2007).
  25. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
    I'm thinking about jailbreaking. If not, I'll probably end up giving up my unlimited plan for tethering.

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