Official tethering coming soon to the iPhone

Official tethering coming soon to the iPhone

Summary: At Web 2.0 AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph De La Vega announced that AT&T is working with Apple to officially release iPhone tethering "soon.

SHARE:

At Web 2.0 AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph De La Vega announced that AT&T is working with Apple to officially release iPhone tethering "soon." Tethering allows another computer (i.e. a notebook) to piggyback on a phone's 3G Internet connection.

It will be interesting to see what AT&T charges for iPhone tethering – they charge US$10 per month on their other smartphones. I hope that it's not too expensive otherwise people might opt to tether for free.

Topics: AT&T, Browser, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Networking, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

3 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • Another Colossal Ripoff From AT&T

    Hmm, I'm paying $30 a month to get 3G connectivity to my IPhone, but if I want to share that speed with my laptop that I own I have to pay additional....

    Wow, makes sense...maybe cable providers should start charging extra for every PC I own that's hooked to my router in my house too.
    itanalyst2@...
  • RE: Official tethering coming soon to the iPhone

    Let's face it AT&T will do everything it can to rip people off
    from bad service to over charging. But they are not the only
    ones. If these people actually had to provide the services
    they advertise or get a fine every time they don't they would
    go out of business in months. That include all the other cell
    phone companies, and pretty much any big business.
    Amonra
  • AT&T Mafia

    It is not difficult to see why the US economy is in such a
    deep trouble. anti competitive behavior is the rule not the
    exception. I do not know any other continent where people
    even consider it remotely logical or normal that they have
    to pay for tethering services. I do not understand either
    why the press including this blog does not dare to take the
    Mafia on. I have travelled the world and still do and I
    cannot recall any other country in Asia, Africa or Europe
    where people even consider to pay for a service they have
    already paid for. Jailbreak your iphone today!
    rhon@...