One more call and this time I've been told that Fido doesn't support tethering at all..
So according to Fido:
Tethering is activated as soon as you have a 1gb+ data plan
Tethering is not supported at all by the iPhone.
Tethering is ONLY supported by the iPhone 3GS.
Fido doesn't support tethering..
Hahahaa! I love how this is STANDARD BEHAVIOR for the cellphone industry. Of course, this info is so new that there's bound to be discrepancies, but still I'd bet anyone that two months from now you'll get a similar cross section of responses.
There are 1000s of reps at these companies, working right across Canada (for Rogers and fido, at least, it's still within Canada). They don't pull them all into a room every time a new product, feature or service is announced, hand them a sheet and make them memorize it. They also don't hire people all with the exact same skillset at looking things up, nor does it appear that information is equally available to all of them.
It's even worse when Rogers corporate announces that something is *coming* but not there yet, since the reps probably don't even get handed a press release that contains all the information we've been reading about.
That's why nothing is official until it's in their system, available, searchable, and can be ordered, changed or even viewed.
So if you reach someone who can effect these changes for you, great. Perhaps they didn't skip some local office meeting, or had the wherewithal to look something up themselves, or you reached someone in the exact department that you need.
Don't be frustrated if the first few reps can't help you; just call back. Repeat 5 or 10 times if necessary. But you might have to wait until all their systems are updated. Technically, except for a few developers, no one is even on 3.0 anyways.
lol - nope. Just find that the site offers a lot of great information and can help answer a lot of the questions asked here.
I hope no one minds that I link to the other site. If it's a problem just let me know,
Just trying to help.