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Thread: Have iPhone 3G, just want to tether for two days

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    Default Have iPhone 3G, just want to tether for two days
    Sorry if there's a basic thread that I missed.

    What I want to do is figure out the lowest-cost way to tether using the iPhone 3G, for a few hours on two different days, without any kind of commitment or contract.

    I don't want to use AT&T, because my iPhone 4 is on AT&T and I don't want to risk losing my unlimited data plan for this. So it seems to make sense to try T-Mobile.

    The iPhone 3G was my AT&T phone, but after getting the 4, I jailbroke the 3G to iOS 3.1.2 (mostly because it was running really slowly on 4.0). That's the state it's in right now, but of course I can change that.

    From what I've looked at so far, theoretically, if I get a T-Mobile sim card with a certain pre-paid amount (I don't know how T-mobile or pre-pay work at all), and then carrier unlock the phone, and set it up to tether (even if I don't set the account up with tethering), it should work, right? Is it as easy as using SpookyET's carrier bundle (from other thread)? Should I just call T-Mobile and tell them what I want to do?

    All help is appreciated... thanks!

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    As long as you have data and you use a third party tethering app, it should work regardless of your carrier. For two days I wouldn't worry about tethering with your iPhone 4. I tether every now and then and have had no issues. As far as I know it is heavy data usage that sets off alarms more than just tethering itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    As long as you have data and you use a third party tethering app, it should work regardless of your carrier. For two days I wouldn't worry about tethering with your iPhone 4. I tether every now and then and have had no issues. As far as I know it is heavy data usage that sets off alarms more than just tethering itself.
    Ok, thanks for the reply. I didn't really think about the fact that the easiest solution would be to simply jailbreak the iPhone 4 (which I've been sort of reluctant to do, but this gives me a good reason to do it). Plus then I'm tethering on 3G rather than Edge.

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