What is tethering?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by APPLEFAN8, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    I can't seem to find it on this forum but always hear about it.
     
  2. cristo macrumors regular

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  3. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    using your phone's data connection on your laptop/desktop computer.
     
  4. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh okay. It's pretty cool!
     
  5. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, pretty handy. You can use your phone to get the internet on your laptop. I like this because hopefully I will no longer be at the mercy of Starbux to get connection when I'm out. I can use my computer in hotels, etc...
     
  6. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    People carry around both an iPhone and a laptop? Why? I can do 98% of what I can on my laptop on my iPhone and the few things I can't do I just remote into my desktop for.

    I never really see the need to carry a notebook around, so AT&T's lack of tethering from the gate just doesn't seem to be a big deal in my opinion.
     

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