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Tethering with your iPhone? Not quite yet

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Oct 2009, 11:03

AT&T told the WSJ that it is not ready to allow the iPhone to tether over its network until it completes some fine tuning...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. nick315 (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)

at&t is slow on EVERYTHING, They suck, Just switch to Verizon

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 13:16

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

i totally agree. :-)

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 17:29

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

now why did nick get minus 1 but i get minus 3? haha you guys are funny :-).

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 19:01

6. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Helped ya out! :D

posted on 11 Oct 2009, 18:22

10. moss500a (unregistered)

verizon all day long baby...

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 11:55

2. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)

I guess EDGE will have to be good enough after all.

posted on 09 Oct 2009, 18:16

5. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Personally I feel the reason they don't have the network capacity to add tethering is becuase they don't have the financial capital to invest in their network to make it better because of the iPhone. AT&T subsidizes like 60% of the cost of the phone to apple in order to sell it for $199.99, then Apple gets a premium on the monthly data service fee on each iPhone... Now imagine if AT&T had just stood up to apple and said, no on the data... all that revenue could be pumped directly into the network, and VZW couldn't exploit the lack of their 3g network... Those "Map for that" commcercials are funny and true. But like KB34 above said... even if they allow tether, unless you are directly in a major market, get ready for that EDGE dial-up 56k goodness.

posted on 10 Oct 2009, 19:36

7. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)

It's true... Subsidizing a phone is neccesary for sales, but the data premium isn't. It's bullshit what's happening at AT&T... Don't get my wrong I have an iPhone and I use the data plan (like around 2-300 mb/mo) and all, and I'm just fine with AT&T's coverage where I live. And anyway, I'm on Wi-Fi most of the time so it rly doesn't make a difference (AT&T states that the reason for a slower 3G network is because phones like the iPhone can be connected to Wi-Fi, including AT&T hotspots for free... it's true.. I'm on Wi-Fi probly 80% of the time...).. And most ppl don't need that blazing fast data everywhere on their phone. It's just the idea that AT&T could be a better network than they are, and it wouldn't be as easy for their competitors (cough..VZW..cough) to exploit their problems. That having been said, I'm not switching from AT&T unless it becomes absolutely necessary to get a future iPhone. I'm happy with their service as-is.

posted on 11 Oct 2009, 19:13

11. moss500a (unregistered)


posted on 11 Oct 2009, 11:18

8. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)

Haha....i totally forgot that this is going to be a feature for us iPhone users. I got so excited for MMS.....I guess i still have something to look forward to. I just hope they dont up the data plan in order to tether.......

posted on 11 Oct 2009, 16:57

9. moss500a (unregistered)

at&t SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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