AT&T: iPhone 3G tethering coming soon

This will make Joel happy. Not me though. My iPhone’s EDGE.

During an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega confirmed that AT&T would be offering an official tethering option for the iPhone “soon”.

Which pretty much confirms that Netshare was pulled from the App Store for offering functionality that the carriers want to charge for. Which, you know, is honestly fine… I just wish they could have introduced this sooner.

Only question now is, what does “soon” mean? 2.2?

AT&T CEO Confirms iPhone Tethering Coming “Soon” [Mac Rumors]

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6 Responses to AT&T: iPhone 3G tethering coming soon

  1. The Lizardman says:

    @5 Perhaps because for years now it was (and continues to be) done via a cable. I have tethered via cable for almost nine years now on the road.

  2. OM says:

    …Ok, guess since I don’t get into the 3G scene, I’m clueless as to what “tethering” means.

  3. dustbuster7000 says:

    Tethering is where you use the iphone (or other smartphone) as you 3G modem, so you can connection to the net with your laptop while on the go, without buying one of those plug-in widgets you see hanging from some peoples laptops these days. Internet access for where there’s no WiFi basically. Why the digital intelligentsia chose ‘tethering’ when it seems that this is almost always done wirelessly is a mystery that may never be solved.

  4. zuzu says:

    Are EDGE / 2G iPhones free from their 2 year AT&T contracts yet? Because I get Bluetooth / USB tethering included with my T-Mobile data plan. No extra cost.

  5. coop says:

    And yet, I still won’t be able to search for events in the “Calendar’ app.

    Maybe in 5.2?

    coop

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