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  • v. Present participle of tether.
  • n. The connection of a personal computer to a mobile phone so as to obtain wireless Internet access from the PC


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  • The term tethering was around a long time before the iPhone.

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  • I did end up using a special file that I found on a website (Thanks twitter!) and boom, tethering is enabled … and working! shame about the 3g coverage in my home area.

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  • Best deal on a 12-month contract: Optus was originally the only provider offering a 12-month contract, but Vodafone has also added that option, albeit with high handset charges. hard to pick here, though again tethering would be an issue for Optus users.

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  • If tethering is your goal, there are cheaper alternatives using other GSM phones while using their $15 or $20/mo internet plans.

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  • The sales person at the AT&T store at Mall of America (MOA) told me that tethering is not included in their unlimited internet plan, and that it would cost me something like $.02 per kb if I did that.

    Back to cell phones again... charges for tethering?

  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of the brilliant copyright/tech book The Anarchist in the Library, has a guest-editorial on Engadget today about "tethering" -- using technological measures to ensure that all the aftermarket goodies (coffee for your coffee-maker, music for your iPod) come from the same company that sold you the original hardware.

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  • Now, unlimited data plans are the norm, except for "tethering" - using your phone as a proxy for your laptop.

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  • Apple upgraded their devices to include multimedia messaging and "tethering" - which allow for users to connect computers to the internet via the device - but AT&T has blocked customers from using them.

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  • The third-generation of Apple's iPhone allows "tethering" - where the phone can be used as a


  • The third-generation of Apple's iPhone allows "tethering" - where the phone can be used as a 3G mobile broadband modem.

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