Apple-approved iTether iPhone app bypasses carrier tethering plans

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  • Reply 41 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bsenka View Post


    I don't understand what this app does that I'm not already getting by using Personal Hotspot for free.



    It's not free in the U.S. We have to pay double for tethering.
  • Reply 42 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bloggerblog View Post


    Now that most carriers have implemented a data cap of around 2GB, why should they care? The monthly charge is for 2GB and customers should be able to tether and use their data on their laptops instead of their phones.



    Because they are greedy and they see this as just another loss of income like texting and iMessage
  • Reply 43 of 91
    Is it just me, or does the tether logo look like someone flipping the bird with both hands? I can't unsee that now.



  • Reply 44 of 91
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,212member
    Tim Cook taking a stand! Oh, yeah! Uh-huh, uh-huh!
  • Reply 45 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post


    Is that the all you can eat data bundle with 3? Its a shame their service is utter shite in Scotland otherwise I would have gone with them on my last upgrade.



    It is sad that they have such a bad rap everywhere. I get 3-4 Mbps consistently in Bath and 2-3 Mbps in London and Portsmouth. Pretty good data speeds IMO.
  • Reply 46 of 91
    It seems to have been pulled.



    I can't pull it up in iTunes anymore. I get the "The item you've requested is not currently available in the US store" error message.



    That didn't last long.
  • Reply 47 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rtkane View Post


    Is it just me, or does the tether logo look like someone flipping the bird with both hands? I can't unsee that now.







    Totally.
  • Reply 48 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rtkane View Post


    Is it just me, or does the tether logo look like someone flipping the bird with both hands? I can't unsee that now.







    you're lucky, it made me think of the goatse, now that's something i'd really like to unsee
  • Reply 49 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hodar View Post


    I travel with my iPad, and am forced to pay $20/month to Hotspot the iPad.



    Wish that there was a tether plan that would allow me to tether my iPad to my iPhone.



    There is such a thing, at least on all US carriers. You pay the carrier for a tethering plan, then enable wifi sharing in iOS. I think you have to have at least an iPhone 4 to use it.
  • Reply 50 of 91
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post


    If you usb tether to a mac and then set up airport sharing via wifi. That should handle it for the iPad. If you have a 3g iPad you don't need it.



    Thats an awesome idea- didn't know about it. Think I'll look like a yuppy when my iPhone is connected to my MacBook Air just so I can use my iPad in an airport.... sounds like a Samsung commercial.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macinthe408 View Post


    If this app gets pulled, AT&T can easily block tethered traffic routed through this app. There goes $14.99.



    I bought it- and it is now pulled. AT&T might block it, but with how many people likely downloaded it in time (a thousand?)- it won't be worth the hassle. Regardless, I'll be e-mailing Apple and they will refund the $15 without blinking an eye.



    I'll use it while I can (which will be 2 times max... lol) but within the next update or two, I'm guessing it won't work anyway. Oh well... fun while it lasted.
  • Reply 51 of 91
    I downloaded the app, but couldn't download the client at work, and now it seems to be unavailable. Can anybody post a mirror link to the client for Mac?
  • Reply 52 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post


    I downloaded the app, but couldn't download the client at work, and now it seems to be unavailable. Can anybody post a mirror link to the client for Mac?



    I don't think so.
  • Reply 53 of 91
    Whoops, we didn't mean to do that. Poof....
  • Reply 54 of 91
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by malax View Post


    I'll be surprised if this gets pulled. I'm sure this was much discussed at 1 Infinite Loop before being approved.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    It'll be pulled before the day is out.



    You were right. I was wrong. I expect the reverse will be true when the next iPhone's name is revealed, but we'll see.



    Whoever approved that app should be retrained or fired. How could they not know to check with a supervisor about this before approving it? At the very least was exceptional due to requiring a third-party app on the Mac or PC. To test this would be non-trivial and should have raised all kinds of flags. I expect some high-priority emails are flying around the app approval center right about now.
  • Reply 55 of 91
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post


    I downloaded the app, but couldn't download the client at work, and now it seems to be unavailable. Can anybody post a mirror link to the client for Mac?



    Give it a couple days. Tether didn't go out of business- they support Blackberry and others.



    http://tether.com/iphone/mac
  • Reply 56 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post


    I downloaded the app, but couldn't download the client at work, and now it seems to be unavailable. Can anybody post a mirror link to the client for Mac?





    Here ya go...

  • Reply 57 of 91
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,617member
    What the developer said "We were very clear with Apple what our app did. They asked us a bunch of questions and then approved us."





    What Apple said "GTFO"
  • Reply 58 of 91
    Try this instead.. http://bit.ly/vWmdIg

    still working, still in the app store
  • Reply 59 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post


    I downloaded the app, but couldn't download the client at work, and now it seems to be unavailable. Can anybody post a mirror link to the client for Mac?



    Here you go: http://patjem.nl/tether-iphonedmg-app
  • Reply 60 of 91
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jak1502 View Post


    Gladly I live in the UK and get 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, truly unlimited data (with tethering included) for £35 a month (around $55-$60), bargain!!!



    But how much does it cost you to call a landline?
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