iPhone Tethering To Cost $10 (source)

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  1. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    $10 seems more reasonable, but it all depends on the terms. I wouldn't pay any monthly fee for it because I hardly ever need it, but like once a year there comes a time (and place) where I'd love to do such a thing. Charge the one-time fees kinda like hot spots do.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You wish...iPhone tethering will run in line w/ other AT&T smartphone plans, so around $30.00.
     
  4. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Or you could just jailbreak. I know there's a app that allows tethering of a jailbroken iPhone. I'm trying to remember the name. Someone will probably remember it before I do.

    Don
     
  5. Eso macrumors 68000

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    And yet, you still managed to post before them...
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    PDAnet and iphonemodem
     
  7. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Quite a few people do this. Because then most likely someone will come along and say what they are then.

    @mlemonds- Thanks for that!

    Don
     
  8. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    $10/month is a bargain and a no-brainer if you travel or looking for this type of tethering functionality ... I'm all over it at $10/month
     
  9. psYcon macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreak = 5 minutes of your time
    Savings = $10/mo (using iphonemodem or PDANet)
     
  10. theBB macrumors 68020

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    If AT&T notices that you are tethering your phone without a corresponding plan, you may get charged hundreds of dollars. I know of at least one case.
     
  11. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I just use my Netshare for free, what's the problem:D
     
  12. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    I like the idea of teathering on the iPhone, but i would only show real interest if there were no bandwidth cap, which is very unlikely to happen.
     
  13. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    I know of at least one case of someone winning the lottery also.
     
  14. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Contrary to popular belief everyone in the world and on this board isn't in the US and isn't using AT&T.
     
  15. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    i saw a guy got struck by lightning once... on TV :p
     
  16. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    true, but you can replace the words "AT&T" and "US" with any carrier and country you want and the situation will be the same.
     
  17. The Governor macrumors regular

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    PDANet is only free for the first 14 days. You then would have to pay $30 to keep it, but that is a one time fee. Not a monthly charge.

    So it would be more like:
    Jailbreak = 5 minutes of your time
    Annual Savings = $90 (PDANet @ $30, AT&T monthly charge @ $10 x 12 months = $120. 120-30 = 90)
     
  18. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    You know this how? There is nothing in my service agreement with regards to tethering and as long as I don't go over my data limit, the service provider doesn't charge extra. Some of their plans on other device do include language restricting tethering, so don't know if it was just and oversight but hey their loss my gain. (the phrase usually has something to do with in device browsing).
     
  19. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    Actually no... All carriers in Sweden (including Telia who is the sole seller of iPhone) sais we can surf however we want. We can tether free of charge if we want. This is probably due to the fact that we got better 3G networks over here. They don't worry about the bandwith being used.

    Also, Telia has told people they will not restrict anyone with an iPhone even if they break the 5 GB limit they have in place. If they do I will be switching to another carrier that does not even have a 5 GB limit.
     
  20. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    Fail


    Rogers and fido in Canada gives users 6gb per month of use however you want data.

    The only exclusion is can't pop sim into air cards and plug into computers.
     
  21. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

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    That sucks, I just called my carrier, and apparently I was allowed to use a USB 3G modem too :p For 5 bucks a month extra I get 2 sim cards where 1 can be used for the 3G modem too :p
     
  22. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    I keep kicking myself for hesitating a single day to not buy NetShare. I went back the day after fully prepared to buy and it was removed 2 hours earlier... Bummer. $10 a month is not too bad, but I wish so badly I could have paid that $10 for the original App just once. I'm thinking they may still have the 5GB limit on this $10 plan, but there will probably be more hefty overage charges. OR maybe it will start at $10/mon for the 1GB cap, $20/mon for a 5GB cap and $30/mon for the unlimited or some other increment.
     

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