iPhone connectivity

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OCOTILLO, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

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    I don't know if this has been discussed before, but I would like to know if the iPhone can be connected to a MacBook for internet access using the AT&T service. That is, with an unlimited data plan, could the MacBook go online wirelessly using the phone instead of a normal broadband connection?
     
  2. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    Yes, this is called tethering and is coming soon to AT&T. There will be an extra charge for it, with a soft limit of 5GB.
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Got a source for the soft cap on the tethering plan?
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    There is no source, he's just parroting what everyone thinks it'll be, since the air cards have that cap. However, iPhone itself, doesn't have a cap, it is unlimited (many people misread the TOS).
     
  5. SeanMcC macrumors regular

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    The tethering plan has not been officially announced, so there is nothing reliable on it. The 5 gb soft cap is for the current iPhone data plan (which is what's used when people update the carrier settings and enable tethering currently.)
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You're wrong about there being a soft cap for the iPhone.
     

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