Discuss n00b 3GS tethering and other questions... at the iPhone 3GS - Hackint0sh.org; I am a Cocoa developer and have been a contributing member of the OSx86/Hackint0sh community ...
n00b 3GS tethering and other questions...
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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