AT&T Claims To Be Working Hard To Enable Tethering For iPhone Customers

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AT&T’s iPhone customers have been waiting for tethering to be enabled on the iPhone ever since Apple introduced the feature in iPhone OS 3.0.

If you have been patiently waiting for AT&T to officially enable iPhone tethering then we have some news for you.

MacDailyNews readers got this response from AT&T when they enquired about iPhone tethering:

“Tethering the iPhone is a priority for us and we are working hard to make it available as soon as possible. As you might imagine, we want to make sure that we deliver a quality customer experience from the start. We don’t have details yet but will be sure to make a news announcement when tethering becomes available.”

It's high time that AT&T enables tethering for its iPhone customers as it has been almost 9 months since the feature was introduced in iPhone OS 3.0. Users who have jailbroken their iPhone have already been able to enable tethering using simple hacks.

A recent 3G Performance Test conducted by PC World across 13 cities in the US showed that AT&T's claims of building additional 3G capacity was not merely a lip-service and is actually showing results. The PC World study had ranked AT&T as the top performing 3G network in US. So we're quite hopeful that AT&T will deliver on its promise.

What do you think? Are you waiting for iPhone tethering? Or you don’t care anymore? Let us know in the comments.

[via MacDailyNews]

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  • bastian gatten

    I don't care to much cause i have jailbreak. now when the iphone v4 comes I might care. Who knows if it will be jailbreakable.

  • Blue

    Read about a bill recently introduced by a senator who wants to ban salt from restaurants…

    How about a ban on companies charging for the SAME product/service on different locations/devices?!?

    AT&T DSL
    AT&T Landline
    AT&T Mobile
    AT&T Mobile Data (iPhone, not 'optional')
    AT&T Tethering
    AT&T for iPad

    What a @$&# racket!!!

  • Crazyfish

    It might be hard to go back to regular tethering after MyWi…which seems to work just fine! 🙂 I am wondering if it would increase my already rediculously high phone bill.

  • Darron

    Will it cost less than an iPad data plan?

  • easy

    hehe already got my iphone 3gs on 3.0 tethered thanks to benm!

  • Bill

    I didn't even read this post. I just read the title. No they are not. They are NEVER going to bring tethering to the iphone. I was a lie.

  • im the boreds

    Yes, yes you were…

    on to coherency, of course they will. they'll charge a boatload for it, but they will

  • Steve Jobs

    as of right now, how cares, i don't even have MiWi. i just installed profile that enable tethering and i have been using it without any problems.

  • RB

    I tried doing the benm, but got this response: INVALID PROFILE – Format not recognized. How do I do this?

  • Ha ha ha! I love this! I’ll have to start pondering my picks….

  • Brad

    The BenM profile will disable your visual voicemail. If you want teathering ad voicemail download the profile from this link. You can finaly hve both.

  • RR

    Hey Brad: I followed the link, and it updated my 'profile' – but haven't a clue what to do next….. Can you direct us idiots to get some step-by-step help for this?
    Thanks in advance!

  • RR

    Joey! Hey man; thanks… Since I am a complete dope on this – first thing I noticed was that I have 3.1.3 iphone op system – and page lists only 3.1.2 – second – (gulp) – I have yet to unlock my phone – so does this mean I'm completely out of luck? Sorry to be so stupid about this – thanks again!