Here’s some news bound to excite and reason to rejoice for those drooling over the Internet Tethering option in iPhone via AT&T as the company is ready to deliver tethering to its US customer base. Beta 4 of iPhone OS 4.0 which was released few hours ago, is now carrying an option to setup internet tethering on AT&T from your iPhone device. However, Tethering in other countries like Canada, Australia and U.K is already available by AT&T. Those who don’t know, tethering allows you to share your internet connection with your computer over Bluetooth or USB by turning the iPhone into a wireless modem.
The setup page prompts AT&T customers that in order to set up and enable internet tethering, you need to contact AT&T at 611 or visit AT&T’s website as shown in screenshot below.
AT&T may not roll-out internet tethering for its entire customer base in US in one go which might otherwise put strain on their networks as the users will going to download videos, adding to network demands. You may like to check out the video [courtesy: engadget]
But enabling tethering to iPhone is going to cost high for AT&T as most of the iPad owners are also iPhone users, and if internet tethering is enabled on iPhone then their data plan for iPad would be pointless. They can just tether the iPad to their iPhone. Makes sense! Isn’t? Any thought?