No Free Tethering For Optus On iPhone

When the iPhone 3GS was announced, we noted that caution was advised before getting excited about the ability to use the iPhone as a tethered modem. That turns out to have been sage advice.

Whirlpool has dug into Optus’ terms and conditions and found that using the iPhone as a modem in this way will incur extra charges, though what those charges are hasn’t yet been specified. Even on earlier jailbroken models, tethering was riskier in Australia because of iPhone data limits; if all three local iPhone carriers pursue this policy, then choosing a separate 3G broadband plan will make more sense for anything other than very casual use.

Optus iPhone tethering to cost extra [Whirlpool via Gizmodo]

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