So, is AT&T going to charge us for using tethering on 3.0?

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  1. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

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    So, is AT&T going to charge us for using tethering on 3.0? I've been using PdaNet on my JB iphone because its free but being that this is a feature from Apple wouldn't AT&T throw a fit? I believe they charge $60 on their other devices to do this?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, AT&T will charge for tethering once it's "officially" available. AT&T charges an additional $30 USD per month for the tethering option on their phones that support the feature. AT&T charges $60 if you get the stand-alone 3G modem.

    Before people start crying about the price - verizon charges the same thing. T-Mobile doesn't because they are the low-cost carrier. Sprint doesn't ANYMORE because they're trying to stop the hemorrhaging of customers leaving for other carriers. *IF* the Pre takes off like most predict, I see Sprint going back to traditional cell plans/rates.

    I HOPE AT&T only charges $10 extra per month to allow tethering up to the 5Gb soft cap; I just doubt it will happen that way.
     
  3. soccerb12ku macrumors member

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    I no im an idiot for asking this probably.....But what is tethering? I have never heard of it before and i know thats it is a new feature in 3.0

    thanks for any help
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Plug iPhone into laptop, access internet on laptop using iPhone's 3G connection.
     
  5. Jmclark macrumors regular

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    Basically, you can get internet on your laptop anywhere you get 3G service.
     
  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    ya, like you said it's going to be $30
     
  7. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    Is the Earth round? :D

    I mean that in the most friendly way possible, too.
     
  8. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Is tethering going to be included in 3.0?
    o_O

    I don't remember reading that...
     
  9. marksman macrumors 603

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    Go back and read it again. You will see.
     
  10. renewed macrumors 68040

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    On top of the numerous threads about people who are already tethering using 3.0 beta. :)
     
  11. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Read what again?
    Is there an official release document or something?
     
  12. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Nope, it's spherical. Good news everyone, apparently tethering will be available with our data plans at no additional cost!*

    *insert generic terms and restrictions offer is subject to here.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Sarcasm :rolleyes:
     

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