Those who purchased NetShare, still working today?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Kevster89, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Kevster89 macrumors regular

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    I had a feeling that NetShare would eventually be removed due to the contract between Apple and AT&T, yet I never got around to purchasing it like I eventually planned on doing until it was too late and Apple pulled NetShare from the App Store.

    For those of you who purchased NetShare before its removal from the App Store, does it still work? Is it a good reliable app, easily sharing the phone's 3G connection with your laptop? Any other comments and input regarding this app is welcome as well!

    Thanks y'all :D

    :apple: Kevin :apple:
     
  2. macduke macrumors 603

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    Still works. Sometimes getting it to connect for the first time, if its been awhile, takes a few tries. It also crashes about once or twice per hour, depending on how much memory is available. Rebooting usually fixes it for a few hours. Not too bad a deal. I only use it at my girlfriend's, since she doesn't have internet. I know...weird. Then she steals my iPhone to play Kakuro...lol.
     
  3. iunnohead macrumors regular

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    You can always jailbreak and get PDAnet ($29 for full version, but free if you only access http sites, no https, iirc)
     
  4. Kevster89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that option (PDAnet) only feasible for jailbroken iPhones?
     
  5. FLAVAH macrumors member

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    you can d/l the 1.33 version of pdanet which is still free, better and easier to work than netshare imo. you need to jailbreak to use it.
     
  6. Kevster89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So without NetShare there is basically no way to share your phone's cellular connection with your comp, unless the phone is jailbroken? That sucks because I don't want to have to jailbreak.
     
  7. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Is there some way to get NetShare from someone else who has it so I could have it on my iPhone? Are there any NetShare owners out there willing to help me out. I'd be willing to pay for it, if that helps.
     
  8. .adam macrumors regular

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    Just out of interest, how much was NetShare when it was out?
     
  9. gentlegiantcrai macrumors regular

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    Netshare was $9.99 and it is the best app, that I have ever paid for.
     
  10. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    NO.
    Purchased applications can only run on a device authorised/synced to the buyer's iTunes account. Some of the buyer's iTunes account info is included in the ipa package, so sharing a purchased copy is silly and pointless.
     
  11. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure you can use someone else's iphone application, you just need to authorize it on my phone and then I'm all set. Anyone wanna help me out?
     
  12. Kevster89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No offense man, but no one is going to offer to share their app with you, if even possible
     
  13. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking to do the same thing. What he could is have someone send him the .ipa, change their password to something generic, install the app, authorize it, and then the owner could change their password again.

    If anyone is willing to do this, please PM me.
     
  14. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Just jailbreak and use pdanet. It's better than netshare anyway.
     
  15. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Don't want to loose the support of Apple.
     
  16. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    You won't loose Apple support my jailbroken iphone has been to the Apple Store and so has my brothers.
     
  17. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that, but i'm talking about stablity of the OS.
     
  18. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    It's the exact same thing I've had no issues in terms of stability.
     
  19. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

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    Risk of iPhone not syncing with iTunes, and more

    Here's a problem....

    Jail-breaking your iPhone is ACTUALLY a violation of Terms of Use with at&t, so you will not only risk having iTunes not sync with your iPhone (see the new Mac OS X update that does this) but also at&t KILLING your phone, and force you to pay the termination fee of $800.
     
  20. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Tethering is a violation of AT&T iphone policy but you're trying as hard as you can to do that. Also the early termination fee isn't $800. A jailbroken iphone syncs just as well as a non jailbroken one. The AT&T terms and conditions says nothing about jailbreaking.
     
  21. rumourguy macrumors member

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    yawwwwwn. lets try the facts shall we. etf is $175. there has not been one documented case of apple crippling someone's itunes after jb'ing

    att has ZERO to do with syncing with itunes
     

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