Vodafone Australia announced free tethering on all data plans. AT&T still behind.

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  1. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

    iphones4evry1

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    While we're still waiting for AT&T to announce when tethering will be available here in the U.S. (let alone how much it's going to cost), the people of Australia will get to sink their teeth into tethering at no extra charge, starting right when the iPhone 3GS launches there on Friday, June 26, courtesy of Vodafone. The offer is their attempt to beat the competition, Optus, which also will be carrying the 3GS.

    Tethering will be enabled for all users at no extra charge, but Vodafone will be offering the ability to add on an extra 1GB for $24.95 or 2GB for $29.95 in case they run out, starting August 2009.


    http://www.iphonealley.com/news/vodafone-australia-to-offer-tethering-free-with-limited-data-plan?

    America: No competition between service providers, No free tethering.
    Australia: iPhone on mulitple carriers, Competition results in free tethering.
     
  2. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    How much free GB is included?

    edit: 1GB for 16GB, 2GB for 32GB

    I'll take AT&T's 5GB tethering plan;) over Voda's any day.
     
  3. samab macrumors 6502a

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    Australia also has extremely expensive iphone data plans to start with and ridiculously anti-consumer pricing schemes. Their pricing schemes look like people who sell forks and knives (in a briefcase) off a car's trunk --- the cutlery set is "$400 value" for the ridiculously low price of $29.95. Samething with Australian mobile plans --- $50 a month plan will give you $400 of phone calls.
     

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