Unlimited Tethering App Surfaces in the App Store

By , Nov 28, 2011

We’re not sure who dropped the ball on this one, but 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has admitted a tethering application into its App Store. The $14.99 software promises unlimited (wired) tethering from your iPhone to your PC or Mac.

As most of you know, carriers typically charge a premium for smartphone tethering. And very few (if any) of them nowadays offer all-you-can eat plans. Given that knowledge, you can see why it’s a bit strange that Apple approved iTether

The tethering supposedly works well (though it likely depends on your connection speed). The iPhone app works hand-and-hand with a free software client, via USB chord, which can be installed on either a PC or Mac computer.

Up until now, you had to be jailbroken to get around your carrier’s expensive tethering plans. Cydia apps like PdaNet and MyWi have offered jailbreakers unrestricted tethering for years, but carriers have recently started cracking down on them.

We’re not sure how long this application will be available, but at the time of this writing it’s still there. If Apple doesn’t pull it soon, we’re sure that it’ll be hearing from some angry carrier partners. If you’re interested in iTether, make sure you grab it before it disappears.

Have you tried iTether? Nice, huh?

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  • Yeah we tried the app and work perfectly, get it while you can….. it’s great.

    • Carriers won’t like this. Can they do anything to those who download it?

      • Wouldn’t carriers like AT&T want to encourage tethering? More people would use it if it wasn’t $40 a month extra for something a tiny jailbreak app can do for free or a one time $15. It’s not like they offer unlimited data anymore and if there is anything At&t gets all hot and bothered over, it’s people going over their data plans and having to buy more.

  • Using it right now as I type this. Great app, well worth the $15.00!

  • will it work for a touch or ipad?

  • To much. I’ll just use my wifi connection.

  • Anonymous

    This app is a scam – I downloaded it and it doesn’t even work. It doesn’t do a single thing – this isn’t going to go well –

  • Calvin Moon

    Not sure if it really make a difference in AT&T coming after people with tethering but does this tethering use the default APN like android? Not the alternate APN?

  • so this wont make a carrier take away unlimited data plan that i have?

    • That’s what I’m worried about too. I already have a warning from AT&T and don’t want another. I still want to keep my unlimited

      • Zahaan Eswani

        sammeeee

  • Hey guys, i just want to let you that this thing really works….. i just tested and work perfect, (works only via USB, but works perfect!
    things i used:
    $14.99 (iTether App)
    Mac
    iPhone
    There Software for Mac.

    if you guys need any help let me know! 🙂

    • Dlevi309

      Can you possibley send me the ipa for this app?:)

  • Anonymous

    Hmm there’s a tether app in tge app store let’s all report on it and see if apple remove it let’s bring it to the attention of apple YAY
    Duh

  • “Tether
    Trying to get ahold of our engineers to get our servers back online. It’s 3 am here, a few blogs picked up on our product before it was suppose to.”

    and most servers and companies do their backing up and maintenance at these times. Its top grossing right now too after about 15 hours

  • downloaded the app. tried to connect to the website but their servers are down. found an alternate download link and installed the program on my computer. got it up and running and connected for a few moments but the program keeps crashing and i keep having to reopen it. I don’t think its a “scam” but it does need some work.

  • Dan

    what’s the difference between this app and the personal hotspot function (via USB/Bluetooth or WiFi) included in any iPhone 4?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it—what’s to stop your carrier from detecting this and adding a tethering plan? (Like they’ve been doing to people using jailbreak tethering apps.)

    • The developer is not concerned with folks data plans. Not all carriers charge for tethering. I’m with Orange and have never been charged for using any kind of tethering.

    • They send you a warning first.

  • No problems here, all set up and works great. It’s no way any sort of scam. I’ll be happy to share the Windows setup file.

  • Anonymous

    Useless for us canadians. We are allowed teathering with 1 gb or higher plan

  • I’m a little confused on these tethering programs. If I’m on a plan with my carrier will this affect my data usage?

  • Stop being difficult.

  • Allocation of Risk. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL CARRIER COSTS, AND THAT YOUR PLAN MAY BE TERMINATED BY YOUR CARRIER FOR VIOLATION OF YOUR CARRIER’S FAIR USE POLICY OR TERMS OF SERVICE. BY USING ANY MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT, THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO THE DISCLAIMERS CONTAINED IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.YOU AGREE THAT THE ABOVE WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY REFLECT THE ALLOCATION OF RISK AMONG THE PARTIES AND THE PRICE OF THE SOFTWARE.

  • It’s been pulled

  • I’m running Windows 7 in 64bit and get an error that the setup files are corrupt. Anyone else have this issue?

  • Anyone able to email me the installer please? Would really appreciate it. For Windows
    andresyanez@hotmail.com

  • I have an unlimited data plan on my iPhone. I don’t see why I shouldn’t use tethering. Anybod know if its safe to use MyWi on iOS 5? (getting caught-wise)

  • Rickd4

    I hope all the carriers satellites get hit by meteors and fall from the sky! Overcharging for data should be price gouging, seeing as some are still allowed unlimited while I’m forced to pay for their usage.