iPhone 3.0 tethering is easy

Did you upgrade your iPhone to 3.0 yet? 9 to 5 Mac has posted a very good reason to upgrade: enabling tethering is almost stupidly simple. Just run a simple command and then go through a restore procedure. All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.

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[via @waxpancake]

20 thoughts on “iPhone 3.0 tethering is easy

  1. All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.

    and why people will pay a premium for this dated functionality, i will never know

  2. “All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia.”

    That’s funny, I don’t remember enjoying them all that much.

    Actually, I still don’t enjoy using my Nokia.

  3. “All thats left is to sit back and enjoy your other new features you could find on a four year old Nokia”. 4 year old? You could do this over irda on a Nokia brick phone from 1998!

  4. “and why people will pay a premium for this dated functionality, i will never know”

    because it has everything i need in one package when i drive more than 10 minutes away from my house, am headed out for a day on the water or woods, and tells me if my pictures are hung straight to boot.

    otherwise i agree that apple sucks, but even retards have good ideas once in a while.

  5. yea here i in the uk they are charging £15pm for the privilege. I already pay £20 more than most networks charge for my amount of texts or mins.

  6. Oh my god! Everyone run, it’s the grammar police!

    Oh wait…it’s just a silly troll, nevermind.

    *shoos Maj awyay*

    Yes, AT&T is annoying, and the only reason they’re not offering tethering is because if they did, they couldn’t sell you an aircard, could they? It’s all about money, as it’s always been.

    As for the iPhone being dated functionality…really? That’s what you’re going with? As much as I don’t like Apple fanboys, I hate the people that talk smack even more. Why can’t they have love for the brand when you have such hate for it?

    Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do.

    I have an iPhone, 160gb iPod, and a MacBook Pro, but I also have a Vaio laptop and a desktop I built for gaming.

    Yes, the iPhone/iPod/iTouch is the best thing out there for music, games, and applications. Stop arguing. If you don’t like it, use your shitty phone and your Zune and keep your mouth shut.

  7. “Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do.”

    Wow.. that’s not pretentious…
    You know, having money doesn’t make you a better person, and I think in your case it makes you a worse one.

  8. wt-eff are you talking about. of course money makes you a better person. You guys need to listen to more hip hop music! youd learn a thing or 2. stop whining cause you’re still pushin fries at mc dicks.

  9. “Just because you can’t afford a $3,000 laptop doesn’t mean it sucks, it means you do. ”

    Iphone is not much different in price from PPC. So just because you cant compare technical specs and willing to lick someones balls being fan this mean you sucks

  10. a) yes, it’s as easy as downloading a profile and starting itunes (and you don’t need 8.2, as I have connected to itunes 7.7.0.43 on an old computer that has been off the grid awhile).
    b) the benefit is unlimited data tethering for us$30/month, at least until AT&T blocks it.
    c) almost as annoying as apple fanboiz: anti-apple fanboiz.

    Oh, and your irda provides nowhere near the throughput of AT&T’s 3G speeds, even when bottlenecked through bluetooth.

  11. Can i use tethering when im not subscribed to an official carrier?

    ie : my carrier is not available on the list- however i do know my access point details. but when i insert them the tethering option dissapears.

    anyone?

  12. I just want to go on record as saying the problem I (and I imagine most posters here) have with the iPhone is not based on being a “fanboy” (or whatever the opposite is), it’s because the iPhone has some of the best hardware on the market, with some of the worst software. It’s not bad from a design / usability standpoint, I just mean the way they lock down the firmware and fight so hard to keep the platform from being opened up. I’d love on the iPhone as much as the next guy, if I could just *use* the hardware the way I want to without risking a bricked device or a visit from the Apple Gestapo or whatever.

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