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AT&T’s De La Vega: iPhone tethering coming ‘soon’

In an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega said that an official, AT&T-sanctioned solution for using the iPhone 3G as a modem for a laptop is coming “soon.” In early August, Apple pulled the tethering application NetShare from the App Store, most likely because AT&T has up until now not supported tethering on its iPhone data plans. It is currently unknown whether AT&T will charge users extra for tethering ability, and whether software allowing such use will be built-in to a future version of the iPhone’s software or released as a separate application via the App Store.

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1

i’m gonna say that 5 will get you 10 that they will make it a separate app that you have to pay for and you have to sign up for an extra ‘tethering’ plan.
why? cause the major reason for the extra $10 on the data plan in the first place was to cover all the added strain on the system caused by all those new iphone users out there. this will be even more strain in ATTs eyes and they will want more money to build more support blah blah

Posted by Lucas on November 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

2

I was never able to get netshare to work which was in the store for a few hours.  I wonder if I ever got it to work if it will still after the official tethering comes out.

Posted by Ryan on November 7, 2008 at 5:54 AM (PDT)

3

Actually the extra $10 is the standard cost for the 3G internet in general. The reason they didn’t allow it is b/c they were selling laptop connect cards, that they could charge $40/month to use. So they would lose money if everyone with a 3G plan started using their phones as modems.

Not that i’m complaining…it’s about time

Posted by iPhoner on November 7, 2008 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

4

This is ridiculous, all this technology, and yet I feel like a cave man with a glorified club.

Posted by J Rain on January 16, 2009 at 12:37 PM (PDT)

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