“Without having to contact my colleagues at AT&T, they got a hold of me to share some more information about the [iPhone tethering] plan. To start things off, it did not show up this week, and a launch date has not been set. Recent reports about degradation to AT&T’s 2G service have nothing to do with AT&T clearing up bandwidth space for their 3G network. In regards to what may seem like a slow down of their 2G network, it should kick up faster than before. ‘Think of it as cleaning up a messy room,’ they explained,” Aviv Hadar reports for MacBlogz.
“When MacBlogz first got word of some initial tethering details, the price of the entire plan seemed a little high, although not surprising. Specifically, the $30 price-point and 5GB data cap did not go over well with most people,” Hadar reports. “The biggest piece of information we learned was that AT&T is playing around with a $10 price-point… If AT&T did charge around $10 for independent iPhone tethering, it’s sure to be a hit. Even those on the fence with purchasing or adding this to their cell phone account may do it out of curiosity.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This would be huge! For example, we pay around $60/month for our Verizon EVDO service (ExpressCard/34 modems in our MacBook Pros). Yes, we do have NetShare on our iPhones, but it’s just not as seamless or reliable as we need it to be. So, we’re still popping in those EVDO cards and paying Verizon every month. Even if AT$amp;T charged $30/month for iPhone tethering, it would cut our mobile expenses in half! So, you can imagine the salivating that rumors of $10/month iPhone tethering have caused here; you can practically skate through the halls.