Iphone 3.0 no tethering. Why?

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  1. andygabriel macrumors regular

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    I was expecting tethering coz i really need it!! Anyone else wanted tethering
     
  2. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    att must be the culprit

    11:39AM Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
    A: Scott (explains tethering): We're supporting tethering in the client side, we're building that support in. We're working with our carriers around the world. We are building that support in.
     
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Networks won't want tethering as it'll just lead to bandwidth being hammered.
     
  4. andygabriel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does P2P means over bluetooth means Tethering over bluetooth?
     
  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    It's against AT&Ts and O2s terms and conditions.
     
  6. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    11:39AM Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
    A: Scott (explains tethering): We're supporting tethering in the client side, we're building that support in. We're working with our carriers around the world. We are building that support in.


    I go forth and eat my hat.
     
  7. andygabriel thread starter macrumors regular

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    from Gizmodo liveblog:

    Jason Chen:

    Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
    A: There’s two pieces needed to support that: client side and working with carriers. We’re absolutely supporting tethering in the client side in iPhone 3.0, but we’re working with carriers around the world to see when they can add tethering support on their networks. But we are building that support into iPhone 3.0.

    From Engadget:

    1:39AM Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
    A: Scott (explains tethering): We're supporting tethering in the client side, we're building that support in. We're working with our carriers around the world. We are building that support in.



    yeah yeah. I'm so happy!! Now it's the real Jesus phone!!!!!
     
  8. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I have a AT&T aircard for wireless internet on the go, I've never been a fan of tethering. Aircards usually perform better and faster than any phone in tether mode.
     
  9. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Not if you're paying extra for it. Blackberries support it on AT&T if you have the subscription for it.
     
  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if it's that big of a deal - jailbreak. i'm sure the dev team will have a crack out.

    i tethered with PDANet on a long car ride and it worked perfectly!
     
  11. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Apple's going to provide the capability. Carriers need to decide what to do.
    I think O2 might just change it's tune. It'll be steep, but I see it coming eventually.
     
  12. lordhamster macrumors 6502

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    With the new "subscriptions" capability of the app store, I wouldn't be surprised if ATT would offer a $10 or $20 /month app that would allow easy tethering.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Now this is something I haven't thought of. However, I see AT&T bundling you more into a contract more than a subscription for tethering.
     
  14. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I think aircards are great but personally I would prefer tethering because:
    1) less hardware to carry, I already have my MB and iPhone with me most of the time.
    2) WiFi is pretty much available whereever I go, but for those places that it is not availble and I would like to have access, I have the option to tether. That is a huge bonus. I

    I wont care to much about speed, I just would like to have the capabilty. For me tethering would totally help. Most of my work is on my iDisk anyhow so when I really need the web it is to get something or sync my iDisk.
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    +1
     
  16. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    so let me get this one straight, you expect a computer company to integrate something on the basis you need it, but most dont....:rolleyes:
     
  17. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Come on O2, £5p/m optional tethering on top of the contract and I'm game.
     
  18. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    Any word on the stance fo other carriers, t-mobile for instance?
     
  19. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I have a Option Quicksilver USB AirCard, its no bigger than a USB memory stick. I just stick it in my pocket or in the case with my MBP, it's not really much of a bother nor a hassle since it is so small.
     
  20. erpbridge macrumors newbie

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    I have a feeling this is more of a global issue... they want to get ALL providers on board before they turn on tethering, or else the call centers (most likely Apple support callcenter) will be flooded when one provider out of the many doesn't support it when the switch is flipped.
     

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