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Major Grains of Salt: Apple and AT&T Developing iPhone Tethering Plan

Ever since the pulling of NetShare, we’ve been pretty disappointed about the lack of iPhone-to-laptop tethering option from AT&T. I mean, we understand why it doesn’t exist, but we don’t understand why it’s not being addressed.

Before I go on, please notice that this post is tagged “Major Grains of Salt,” simply because of the unlikelihood of both the source, as well as the general concept. Gizmodo is reporting that according to a “pretty legitimate-looking email thread” they received from a reader, the following was said.

apple iphone tether

From reader to Steve Jobs: AT&T offers data plans for BlackBerry that include tethering for an additional $30 per month (a total of $60 per month for the BlackBerry+tethering plan).

It seems ludicrous that the same thing is not offered with the iPhone. I understand the desire to prevent tethering with the current data plan, but I am willing to pay more money to allow tethering! With such an advanced device, why can I not do so?
From “Steve” to our reader: We agree, and are discussing it with ATT.


Sent from my iPhone

“We’re not sure—that “Sent from my iPhone” kicker either makes this email completely legitimate or illegitimate, but it’s not a bad little rumor to start your holiday weekend early,” Gizmodo explains.

Yes, Steve Jobs has been known to address emails directly once in a while. And yes, it would make sense that he addresses more of them in times of crisis, but, I still have a hard time believing most of these “Steve sent us an email” posts I see.

[via Gizmodo]

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