where fore art thou tethering for the iPhone?

Has anyone questioned At&t and why we don’t have tethering yet on the iPhone? Have we just completely forgot that we were told that we would have it by the end of summer this year??? It was talked about that we would pay an extra $10 for the option (above the $30 for unlimited data) as do the blackberry users. This information was presented to us at the time of release of the iPhone 3.0 OS. When the iPhone 3GS was launched across the globe, many countries got this feature right off the bat, along with MMS! At&t dropped the ball and we didn’t get MMS until September!!!! Surprisingly, they didn’t even charge extra for having a feature that my black Razr V3 had like 7 years ago!!!! Here we are, going into the Christmas season of 09′ and we still have no road map or anything telling us when it is coming!

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The good thing is, I’m not a newby iPhone user and I have jailbroken mine. (Mind you, I don’t know how it actually works, but at least I can download the software and get out from the apple chains!!!) I actually updated my carrier file to 5.0 before Apple updated to 3.1 and I’ve had tethering enabled for quite a while now, and it didn’t require a jailbreak! Before that, I was using iPhoneModem 3.0, which I still use every now and then if I don’t have the USB cable.

There are plenty of other options out there as well, and a few that made it into the iTunes App store, but were eventually pulled. To be honest, I really don’t use the option that much, as I am either at work, home or even school where there is wireless that I can hope on. The only time I don’t use work or school and iPhone modem instead is when I want to do some financial transaction.

You can see where this post got inspired from:

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