iPhone Tethering: When?

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iPhone Tethering: When?

All,

 

I have seen the network communication traffic numbers of those that use an iPhone to tether their laptops.  The data flow is no different than the iPhone itself.  Even at a 95% Confidence level, there is not bandwidth issue for AT&T.  When will AT&T stop dodging the issue and allow cellphone tethering?

 

Does anyone one want to form a survey of customer interest in this topic?  

 

I am not from AT&T corporate.  Just a customer.

 

My three survey questions:

A) How likely is your neighbor to pay $5 more a month for Cell phone tethering?

B) Do you see Cell phone tethering as a good idea or bad idea?

C) What kind of cell phone do you have?

 

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A) My neighbor may/ may not pay for it but it'd be up to them. If they want to use this "advanced technology", they must pay the cost.

B) Cell phone tethering to me, is a horrible thing. The plans aren't unlimited on what AT&T currently offers, only a tiny percentage of customer manage/ monitor their usage to prevent overages and the ones who don't blame others for their lack of when they're suspended to prevent further overages or when they get a high bill for said overages.

C) I currently am using an HTC Tilt 2.

 


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Professor

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beat to death topic....tethering will not happen any time soon

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Master

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Dude, not going to be $5 a month, and this is a useless thought experiment.  This horse has already made its way to the glue factory.  Move along, nothing to see here.

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Tethering will be available for AT&T's network "at a later date." I'm excited to see it become available, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon.

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Professor

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This topic is .
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EBSkater wrote:
This topic is .

That's awkward. I think it's fine to talk about it, at least it's not as annoying as MMS was.

 

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Professor

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sonic11900 wrote:

 


EBSkater wrote:
This topic is .

That's awkward. I think it's fine to talk about it, at least it's not as annoying as MMS was.

 




Not really, it's funny. I'm not the only one who stated that it's like beating a dead horse either. I just gave the visual image. However, this is quite annoying. There's a sticky at the top of these forums, why don't people bother to read them???
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Anonymous

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People should stop posting the same questions, waste of forumn space. No Iphone tethering for now guy! Read the many other posts about it. Robot Mad

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Professor

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mybubbles wrote:

People should stop posting the same questions, waste of forumn space. No Iphone tethering for now guy! Read the many other posts about it. Robot Mad




+1
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Expert

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mybubbles wrote:

People should stop posting the same questions, waste of forumn space. No Iphone tethering for now guy! Read the many other posts about it. Robot Mad


+1

 

but you missed one other side comment - when it does come it will not be free

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wingrider01 wrote:

mybubbles wrote:

People should stop posting the same questions, waste of forumn space. No Iphone tethering for now guy! Read the many other posts about it. Robot Mad


+1

 

but you missed one other side comment - when it does come it will not be free


Lol Yeah . . .  Well nothing in life is free . . . Smiley Tongue

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Expert

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mybubbles wrote:

wingrider01 wrote:

mybubbles wrote:

People should stop posting the same questions, waste of forumn space. No Iphone tethering for now guy! Read the many other posts about it. Robot Mad


+1

 

but you missed one other side comment - when it does come it will not be free


Lol Yeah . . .  Well nothing in life is free . . . Smiley Tongue


I know that, so do you, but we can both bet that when tethering comes ot the Iphone with the additional charges (just like every other smartphone from all the providers) there will be the rash of posts stating ATT is a thief, they are ripping us off because there is a charge and a usage cap.

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wingrider01 wrote:
I know that, so do you, but we can both bet that when tethering comes ot the Iphone with the additional charges (just like every other smartphone from all the providers) there will be the rash of posts stating ATT is a thief, they are ripping us off because there is a charge and a usage cap.

And I'll have my popcorn ready when that happens. Smiley Tongue

 


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