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    I am a Cocoa developer and have been a contributing member of the OSx86/Hackint0sh community since its beginning, but my interest and experience with iPhones has been pretty limited.

    In short, I have to buy hardware and otherwise get set up to do some mobile computing with limited amounts of cellular Internet access in the USA (probably less than a GB per month). I am probably going to buy a 17" MBP but am seeking suggestions for "HackBook Pro's" to consider too.

    I am thinking about getting an iPhone 3GS but wondering about using it as an Internet tether via AT&T (or perhaps another carrier if it is unlocked). These links imply that "hacked" 3GS tethering on unlocked 3GS's is now possible with AT&T (USA):
    Enable tethering on iPhone 3.0 - Too easy... (WORLDWIDE carriers) | richardlai's Xanga Site - Weblog
    How to tether your iPhone running OS 3.0 without jailbreaking, for free

    However, I am also wondering about just skipping the iPhone tether and getting an HSDPA card for my laptop and some kind of Sprint data service instead:
    Replace Your Cell Sierra Wireless 595U USB Card. Buy New and Refurbished Sierra Wireless 595U Sprint USB Internet AirCard for a low price.

    I basically do need a new cell phone and would just assume get an iPhone, but I do not necessary need the AT&T (USA) specific features like visual voicemail and whatever. I am not sure what my data needs will be though and chances are they will be quite minimal (less than 1GB cellular per month), because I suspect that I will be in an open WiFi environment most of the time. So, I suspect that "hack" tethering of a 3GS might be good enough or at least should be where I start.

    Otherwise, I am just looking for some general iPhone/tethering n00b advice here or potential pitfalls to aware of (like getting screwed by AT&T). And like I said above, I also seeking suggestions for "HackBook Pro's" to consider.



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    I see.

    ATT don't sell limited internet usage yet for iphone 3gs. only comes in unlimited data $30 / month not including text.so you will be stuck in the expensive contract.

    Also, tethering isn't out yet in ATT , but the hack was found and some people are using it. However, please be aware that they might charge you if they found out.

    And when you stated "unlocked iphone" it depends what location you are and what providers you have. if your going to an unlock iphone in us.. and only have t-mobile and ATT.. your speed is going to be horrible on tmobile because it doesn't support the ATT 3g network. Same as using a tmobile unlock phone with ATT. you will feel so stresed out by the slow speed on a different carrier network.

    you could use the network card (the usb) like you mention, but it all depends on you. Tethering is supposely to release officially from ATT soon.. and they might even change their pricing.. so watch out for that as well. if you have tons of money than sure but others .. don't and it will be hard for them to pay the additional cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by bofors View Post
    I am a Cocoa developer and have been a contributing member of the OSx86/Hackint0sh community since its beginning, but my interest and experience with iPhones has been pretty limited.

    In short, I have to buy hardware and otherwise get set up to do some mobile computing with limited amounts of cellular Internet access in the USA (probably less than a GB per month). I am probably going to buy a 17" MBP but am seeking suggestions for "HackBook Pro's" to consider too.

    I am thinking about getting an iPhone 3GS but wondering about using it as an Internet tether via AT&T (or perhaps another carrier if it is unlocked). These links imply that "hacked" 3GS tethering on unlocked 3GS's is now possible with AT&T (USA):
    Enable tethering on iPhone 3.0 - Too easy... (WORLDWIDE carriers) | richardlai's Xanga Site - Weblog
    How to tether your iPhone running OS 3.0 without jailbreaking, for free

    However, I am also wondering about just skipping the iPhone tether and getting an HSDPA card for my laptop and some kind of Sprint data service instead:
    Replace Your Cell Sierra Wireless 595U USB Card. Buy New and Refurbished Sierra Wireless 595U Sprint USB Internet AirCard for a low price.

    I basically do need a new cell phone and would just assume get an iPhone, but I do not necessary need the AT&T (USA) specific features like visual voicemail and whatever. I am not sure what my data needs will be though and chances are they will be quite minimal (less than 1GB cellular per month), because I suspect that I will be in an open WiFi environment most of the time. So, I suspect that "hack" tethering of a 3GS might be good enough or at least should be where I start.

    Otherwise, I am just looking for some general iPhone/tethering n00b advice here or potential pitfalls to aware of (like getting screwed by AT&T). And like I said above, I also seeking suggestions for "HackBook Pro's" to consider.

 

 

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