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iPhone 3G as Bluetooth-Modem?

114099 Views 121 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2008 1:57 AM by mixmasterdan RSS
  • Spencer Chipperfield Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2008 12:30 AM (in response to g3vjf)
    The Pom is 100% right. I have a Nokia 6280 - great tethered 3g (3 Australia) modem. At work I use a Blackberry Bold as a DUN modem on Telstra's NextG network. everything without exception I have seen written here is spin about why Apple has failed to provide something most cellular carriers are promoting here in Aus. Yeah, you can buy a datacard, USB dongle, or use your phone as a modem. Better details on the datacards mostly, but you can buy plans that allow sufficient for a laptop.
    The KEY is we are paying for it, we don't care about AT&T, and we know the 'experience' isn't as good as being on WiFi at MIMO speeds. BUT WE DON'T CARE. We are going backwards in functionality. It's like the omission of voice dialing! Virtually any first world country prohibits the use of mobiles without headsets or handsfree, and Apple omits this. Thanks. Glad 'Say Who' has come to Apple's rescue - and my driving licenses.
    Put the functionality back, or it ceases to be something special. Can I watch flash movies in web pages with my iPhone? No, but I can on my MacBook.
    iMac Dual-Core 1GbRAM, MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iMac DV+ 450Mz, iMac 350, and Mac Classic, 2x iPhone 3Gs
  • mixmasterdan Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2008 1:57 AM (in response to stohl)
    A jailbroken Phone can tether using PdaNet which turns the iPhone into a router, sharring the connection using WiFi, much faster speeds without having to connect to your Mac "which I am sure you all know about".

    I personally have seen a friends iPhone constantly reach 3 Mbps and max out at 400+ KB's on the Telstra Next G network in Australia. Telstra in Australia do permit tethering as we have caps here and not unlimited. We pay $59 for 1GB, $89 for 5GB of some of the worlds fastest HSDPA speeds.

    Telstra has a 14 Mbps network in Sydney CBD though I don't think their are any devices yet that can utilise those speeds. I believe their minimum network standard is 3.6 Mbps up-to 14 Mbps in CBD.
    17" Powerbook G4 Airport Express, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.67 GHz, 100 GB, 1GB RAM, 128 MB ATI 9700
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