Thursday, November 06, 2008

AT&T iPhone Get "Official" Tethering Soon

According to reports AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega has confirmed that "official, AT&T sanctioned" tethering of the iPhone as 3G modem for a laptop is on the way “soon”.

MobileCrunch reported the information was passed down from De La Vega in an interview with TechCrunch's Michael Arrington at the Web 2.0 Summit.

It's not clear when AT&T will roll out the tethering service nor is there any pricing information, just that we can look for plans at some point in 2009.

Unofficial tethering of iPhones is fairly common, any iPhone that has been jailbroken can easily be used at a tethered modem. All you need is a pair of programs, 3proxy and MobileTerminal. Create an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network with your notebook, join it with your iPhone, perform a bit of beginner's voodoo with MobileTerminal and your browser, and in not time you're cruising on AT&T's 3G network on your laptop via your iPhone.

It really is easy, but I should note that this is in violation of your AT&T TOS so be careful. You should also no that if AT&T notices your data usage is wonky, they will probably rape you with massive fees.

If you want a step by step guide has a pretty easy to follow guide. You might also try some of the listed apps on

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