iPhone internet tethering EVER going to be available in the US?

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  1. eagles58 macrumors newbie

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    There is an internet tethering option for the 3GS and ive been waiting. Is Apple ever going to allow it?
     
  2. Gurtz macrumors member

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    Apple supports it but AT&T doesn't allow it yet. Supposedly they have plans for it in the future.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'm not real confident that at&t will ever allow it.
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It's likely no US carrier, no matter who sells the iPhone, would allow it.

    Sure, Verizon lets the Pre act as a hotspot but they don't need to worry about Pre users overloading the network. They have a great worry about that with iPhone users because we bring at&t to it's knees and would do so to any network.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's up to AT&T not Apple.
    And judging on how long they took for mms I don't see it any time soon.
     
  6. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    And it's because of their bs that I'm actually using my data plan as much as possible. I'm paying for unlimited, I just want to see where "unlimited" ends for them :D

    I love streaming Sirius/XM as often as possible!
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I have a sense it will be much possible once the Ethernet backhaul AT&T is adding is ready. That way the 7.2 Mb/s will allow a better tethering expierience.
     
  8. Jenkins12 macrumors member

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    I think once at&t finds an expensive suitable pricing plan and has the bandwidth power to allow tethering on the iPhone, it could well be possible.
     
  9. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    You can tether your iPhone right now.... I do it pretty much every night ;)
     
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    How do u tether?
    Is there a cydia app I need to download?
     
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  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    +1. I don't think AT&T is ready for the extra load right now. At least they aren't going after those who do tether. I suspect that those who do are a small minority and not enough for them to worry about.
     
  13. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    There are several ways to go about it.... mywi runs $10 or so and yes you can get it from cydia. You can also add the repo sinfuliphone.com to cydia and then go into their section and upload the hack for your phone. That is what I did.... if I do pick up an iPad Ill drop the $$ for mywi so I can tether. I'm posting this from my laptop while tethered. Good luck.
     

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