[maemo-users] Iphone + tethering - No Way

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Tue Mar 10 22:27:38 EET 2009

I finally had a chance to visit an ATT store near me to check out iphone 
service plan pricing. In the process I learned that the iphone does NOT 
support tethering (via bluetooth or otherwise) of other devices to it 
for the purpose of Internet access for such other devices. Furthermore I 
learned that ATT, like Verizon Wireless, has 2 choices of data plans for 
those devices that DO support tethering as explained to me by their 
salesperson. These choices are

    1. Device only Internet access                               $30

    2. #1 above + Device Tethering capability          $60 US/month^1  
    (there is a limit of 5gb/month put on this)

ATT also has a data only plan for users who just want to use a USB or 
Cardbus adapter for mobile Internet access for their PC or other device. 
The monthly charge for that plan, called "Data Connect" is $60/month 
also with a 5gb limit but with overage charges for use beyond the 5 

I should note that the $60 US/month for  pricing plan #2 above from ATT 
compares with a price of $44.99 US/month^2 from Verizon which has the 
same 5gb monthly limit (stated in its fine print), a ~$15 US/month price 
difference in favor of Verizon Wireless vs ATT.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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