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Old Jun 20th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #101
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My most recent Rogers bill has a line item on it for tethering with $0.00 beside it.

It had been entered as a billable item.
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Old Jun 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #102
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Woohoo... posting from Macbook Pro which is tethering from iPhone. Took me less than 5 minutes to setup without looking at any instructions.

Yes.... I've just had an Apple Moment.
I just had exactly the same moment. I'm sitting on a BC ferry using my macbook pro with full internet! It took me about 3 minutes total to set it up.

Biggest surprise: It's WAY faster than I expected - totally useable. I just did a test at speedtest.net and got 2.1 Mbps download and 0.31 Mbps upload.

I think I just figured out why I did the 6GB data deal last year.
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Old Jun 21st, 2009, 02:29 AM   #103
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The tethering is amazing, this is truly the best feature of 3.0. I've always got my iPhone with me in my pocket. Now whenever I take out my laptop I can just click the bluetooth icon, select my iPhone, and "connect".

Absolutely amazing! I feel for the AT&T users in the US who aren't allowed to do this.

Still contemplating the 3GS upgrade also!

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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:17 PM   #104
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Just got off the phone with Fido, and very easily upgraded my current 500MB Data Plan to 6GB for $5 more.

I initially had asked about tethering, and what I need to do to go up to 1GB in order to take advantage of tethering, and she offered me the promo of 6GB they are now offering for the same price until July 31. For $5 more/month I can now get internet up at my cottage on something faster than dialup...?
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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:21 PM   #105
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I am wondering how that are going to react to the ways some ATT users have circumvented the tethering option and are using it currently. Obviously there should be a way Carriers can monitor usage for people who tether. I am not trying to be mean to Americans. But using something for free that others have to pay for. doesnt sit right with me.

Oh well, atleast rogers was on the ball at launch.

Also, the 6gb for 30$ is a great option and ultimately pushed me to get the iPhone back in september of 2008. i Got my phone 2 days before the promotion went away. and have never looked back.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:22 PM   #106
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For $5 more/month I can now get internet up at my cottage on something faster than dialup...?
That's assuming that you can get 3G coverage at your cottage... I don't!

(But I have Wi-Fi!)
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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:22 PM   #107
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i dont have a cottage anymore...
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Old Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:23 PM   #108
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that's assuming that you can get 3g coverage at your cottage... I don't!

(but i have wi-fi!)
edge...still better than dial-up!
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Old Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:42 AM   #109
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Utilizing your iphone as a modem (which is what you are doing by tethering in this manner) is easily and automatically tracked by Rogers. So if you have done the work around that was updating your APN, don't feel that you have cheated the system.

I had a blackberry that i had setup for tethering. I did not tell them I was tethering, I just found the steps (just like the iphone) to tether. Once I did I used it for a couple days to test. My bill was offered to me with 200 dollars of tethering charge. My fault.

So as long as the machine sees the iphone as a network device, you will be leaving a tethering trail behind you. Feel lucky that Rogers is letting you have it free for the next while, as once they figure they can make the money (enough usage, and it seems to be that way based on results here), they'll either charge per kb or a monthly surcharge.
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i dont feel like i have cheated the system beacuse my ISP lets me tether
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