Verizon iPhone 4 owners have been lucky when it comes to wireless tethering as the Personal Hotspot feature is exclusive to iPhone 4 owners on Big Red's network. AT&T, however, might be preparing to launch Personal Hotspot for its users as well. The carrier reportedly agreed to provisioning the feature for iOS 4.3 beta 3 for a developer.
The update will be made publicly available with iOS 4.3, which is rumored to come out at the end of the month. The feature might put even more pressure on AT&T's network as it allows for up to 5 devices to wirelessly tether to the iPhone. Currently, Verizon charges an extra $20 a month for Wi-Fi tethering and AT&T will probably introduce a fee as well. In comparison, users who chose to jailbreak their iPhone have the option to use the MyWi app, which mimics the Personal Hotspot functionality and comes at a one-time charge of $20.