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iPhone able to be used as wireless internet device for MBP?


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I remember back in the day I was able to buy a cable that connected my Qualcomm cell phone to my laptop for wireless internet. Is there something out there for the iPhone 3G? I was looking at getting a PC/USB card but would like to avoid another "line" on my contract as well as the monthly fee since I'm already paying for unlimited data/internet on my iPhone plan.

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This is what I can find about the 3G.
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I found that, too. Not a big fan of the idea of messing up my contract or whatever the disclaimer said.

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Me neither, I'm not about to Jailbreak my phone.
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I remember back in the day I was able to buy a cable that connected my Qualcomm cell phone to my laptop for wireless internet. Is there something out there for the iPhone 3G? I was looking at getting a PC/USB card but would like to avoid another "line" on my contract as well as the monthly fee since I'm already paying for unlimited data/internet on my iPhone plan.
Even if you can, using the phone this way is more than likely NOT covered on your unlimited data/internet plan. It is a separate charge to use the phone "tethered" as they call it. It is this way with the Blackberry plans and I don't see why it would be different with the iPhone plans, if they even offer it.****

****Without Jailbreaking your phone as you mentioned

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It works and shows up as normal data. The problem is you will probably transfer A LOT more data tethering than normal iPhone browsing. It is when AT&T sees this large spike they start to ask questions. I used to tether with my Moto Q without paying for a Tethering plan and ran into zero problems. I wasnt transferring a TON of data though.


Jailbreaking is no big deal. I jailbroke my 3G just so I could SSH in and change the icons. I hate the stock icons.
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