Your pick, tethering or MMS, U.S. only.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HiFiGuy528, Sep 15, 2009.

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Whats more important to you?

Poll closed Nov 14, 2009.
  1. Staying with 3.0, I need tethering

    38 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. Forget tethering, MMS is more fun

    69 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. I don't do either. I use it as a phone to make calls.

    17 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    #1
    Looks like we have to go with one or the other. FW 3.0 allows tethering hack via www.help.benm.at but no MMS support. FW 3.1 gets us MMS, but kills tethering hack. Are you upgrading?
     
  2. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

    serialtoon

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    #2
    I'd rather have MMS than tethering. But i did accidentally update to 3.1.( iphone had to be restored thru DFU.)
     
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

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    Where is my poll option for "I don't do either, I use my phone as a portable porn viewer?"
     
  4. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I have both on 3.0.1 and hope to keep it that way (til the JB is released for 3.1), but if I had to choose, I'd go with MMS. I've had 1 occasion in my life in which I actually needed to use tethering, and I survived without then so I should be able to if necessary from here on out. :)
     
  5. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    The OP is wrong. I have both working and I'm on 3.0.1. Actually I've had MMMs working since January. Your options should be would you rather have MMS and tethering for free or have to pay for tethering lol. I accidentally upgraded to 3.1 and successfully downgraded. I am never going back.
     
  6. kelpi macrumors regular

    kelpi

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    Both are working for me and on 3.0.1. Since wife has 2G iPhone, MMS is moot. Long Live Unrestricted Tethering!
     
  7. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

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    Don't know where you came to this conclusion, but I'm on 3.0.1 using the BENM hack, and have both tethering and MMS. Both work fine for me in Sacramento and Las Vegas.

    BL.
     
  8. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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  9. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    MMS is lame. I don't even bother with a text messaging plan, because I only get about five texts per month. Long live tethering. :D
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #10
    I have no need for tethering. I would prefer to have MMS.
     
  11. Entertainment72 macrumors member

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  12. Rusalka macrumors regular

    Rusalka

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    3.0 ftw!! I'd rather be able to tether in a pinch then send someone a picture on their phone (When I can just email it)

    We'll just have to wait and see how the tethering goes when ATT rolls out their iphone tethering plan...
     
  13. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #13
    I have no need to send people pictures via a text message.

    However, tethering is a dream come true -- having full Internet access on my Mac anywhere at anytime is great. Now why did I accidentally upgrade to 3.1? :(
     
  14. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    Fail OP.

    I have FW 3.0 And MMS is working for me (early AT&T rollout for me) and I have the tethering hack as well. So yeah. You're wrong.:rolleyes:
     
  15. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I can send mms thru my email.....tethering is more useful to me
     
  16. iphonematt Guest

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    I'm on 3.1 and by some miracle I still have tethering so yeah... i guess that answers that. lol
     
  17. kkat69 macrumors 68020

    kkat69

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    #17
    Not voting until I see the "[ ] Both work fine for me in 3.0 and 3.1" or "[ ] Since they both work for me I find them both equally important"
     
  18. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    For those who have both working, did you follow Benm hack force load carrier file 5.0? I have tethering work with Benm hack but not MMS. Each time I turn on MMS it killed tethering so I gave up. There are a lot of threads on getting both but I can't find a carrier 5.0 file that works for At&t.
     
  19. Dann0 macrumors newbie

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    I have both working as of yesterday on 3.0.1. I was using the benm hack and still had the 4.0 carrier file. Got the 5.0 file from here.


    I restarted and everything works - tethering and MMS. I live just outside Milwaukee WI.
     
  20. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    #20
    I second this.
     
  21. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    OP, please amend the poll for justice.
    Haha. Poll.
     
  22. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Forget the 5.0 carrier file, get the 5.1 carrier file. I made a thread about it earlier titled 5.0 carrier file not working and in that file it shows instructions of downloading the 5.1 and getting it to work.
     
  23. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  24. bzollinger macrumors 6502a

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    Emailing pics is great when you're emailing them to someone with a data plan/smart phone. Tons of people don't have data plans and smart phones but have texting on a "regular" phone. Those are the folks that MMS will make it easier to connect with.
     
  25. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

    ViViDboarder

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    #25
    *Sigh* people always say this... I've been sending MMS to DUMBphones for the last year by emailing pictures from my Gmail to people's MMS gateway. For example 1234567890@mms.att.net. I wrote an applescript a while back to add all these addresses to my address book. It's here somewhere if you Mroogle it or look at my started threads.

    I see you did say easier... so yes. It will be easier to have MMS if you decide to pay for a messaging plan.
     

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