iTether returns to iOS devices in the form of HTML5
The team over at Tether has been working on a way around this caveat. The solution? Cut out Apple’s approval altogether. They have come up with a new solution that utilizes the HTML5 support already built into Safari over an Ad-Hoc wireless network to tether the devices together without the need for a jailbreak nor an app.
The original iTether app was originally a one time fee of $14.99, but considering most tethering service through a wireless carrier run between $10-$20 a month, Tether.com’s new price of $30 a year fee is still very reasonable. The new version also operates wireless and encrypts the data, which adds value to the service.
The process is quite simple as well. You just need to sign up for the service at Tether.com and download the Tether app to your PC or Mac. From there you can follow the instructions on how to setup an Ad-Hoc network. Once the network is setup on your computer, simply connect to that network from your phone and go to tether.com/web from Safari, enter your login information, and you’re all set.
Check out the video below where Patrick from Tether.com takes you through the process of setting up Tether.
source: Tether via Redmond Pie
1. frydaexiii (Posts: 1216; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
I still can't get over the fact that in America you have to pay to tether. I mean, you paid for the phone and the data plan, and if the phone can tether, how can the carrier's block that and charge you a fee for using something that is already on your phone?
8. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Yep sound pretty dull but thats the way it is. See ATT put some app that is hidden on Adroid phone who wont allow you to tether, thefore you will have to call your carrrier and pay the MRC, that is until you root your phone and delete this app. Im from outside US and Tethering is free over here. :D
6. JunitoNH (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
It is ridiculous, but folks keep giving, so they keep on piling. Prices that is.
7. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
They should do this for Windows Phone. We still have no way to tether... That's the only thing I miss from Android.
9. Ivan6479 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Actually after checking out the site it appears it is a $30 dollar one time fee, not annually as you all suggested here on PA.
Here is a link for you all to see for yourselves:
Its at the bottom of the page.
10. scvzw2 (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Jun 2010)
Thats for android but for iOS its 15 for first year and 30 every year after!