iPhone OS tehtheringIf you’re an iPhone owner who’s just made the jump to iPhone OS 3.0, you might be keen to try out the tethering solutions doings the round on the web right now, which let you lash the 3G in Apple’s phone up to a laptop for free. O2′s response: try it, and we’ll disconnect you.

O2 rolls out its iPhone OS tethering Bolt On with the launch of the iPhone 3G S tomorrow, but word is circling around the internet of several solution to tether right now, at no extra cost, and with no need to jailbreak.


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Unsurprisingly, O2′s not having any of this, telling TechRadar “Any use of this particular feature without the purchase of the Bolt on is specifically prohibited under our terms of service…Under those terms we reserve the right to charge customers making modem use of their iPhone or disconnect them.”

Harsh words, although O2 has yet to make clear how it’ll be able to detect when you’re tethering. Of course, we’ve suggested before that if O2 offered reasonable tethering charges for the iPhone, people probably wouldn’t be looking for these solutions in the first place, but we’ll let you know how this one plays out.

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple and O2 (Via TechRadar)

  • skillian

    Do you get to keep the phone after they cut you off?

    If so, I think I just had an idea…

  • http://philbridges.com Phil Bridges

    Chances are o2 could work this out using packet shaping techniques. I wonder if you’d still get a full range of ports going this route though?

  • Anonymous Merchant

    Deep Packet Inspection would show up user-agent strings. Job done.

    Why people insist on thinking their internet browsing is in any way private I don’t know.

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