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Effective June 8, 2009, Rogers and Fido are now including tethering on applicable handsets for customers on data plans of 1GB or higher until December 31, 2009.

500MB data plan owners, this is relevant to you too, so please read on.

You can take a look at the new policy below:

To use tethering or wireless modem functionality you require the new iPhone 3GS, or an iPhone 3G that has been upgraded with the new iPhone OS 3.0 software. Until December 31, 2009, if you have subscribed to a data plan which includes at least 1GB of data you may use tethering as part of the volume of data included in your plan at no additional charge. Tethering cannot be used with data plans of less than 1GB.

So what does this mean for you and I?

New/Existing customers signing up on a 1GB or higher data plan on or after June 8, 2009 but before December 31, 2009

Well, this means that if you are running OS 3.0 and sign up on a data plan that includes atleast 1GB of data between the dates of June 8, 2009 and December 31, 2009, then you can tether all you want using the amount of data you have in your data option, up until December 31, 2009. To enable tethering, if its blocked on your 3.0 iPhone, call in to Rogers.

However, if you get a data plan that is less than 1GB, then presumably this means that either A.) You cannot tether or B.) You will be charged extra when using your device to tether. But as you will soon read, this is not true.

Existing customers already signed up on any data plan prior to June 8, 2009

As for all those people that already have data plans of all different sizes prior to June 8, 2009, you seem unaffected. That presumably means you can tether all you want using the amount of data you have in your data option, even after December 31, 2009, and have no worries about extra charges. But time will tell. If you happen to have a 1GB or higher data plan and the tethering is blocked on your 3.0 iPhone, call in to Rogers to enable it.

If you have less than a 1GB Data plan and are running a 3.0 iPhone where the tethering is blocked, do not call in to Rogers because they will not enable tethering for you. What you want to do, is read here.

After December 31, 2009?

Also, for those wondering what is happening after December 31, 2009…well, not so good news.

New/Existing customers signing up on any data plan after December 31, 2009

After December 31, 2009, you as a Rogers or Fido customer will have the option to subscribe to various tethering plans. This means that after December 31, 2009, somehow Rogers and Fido will make it either impossible for you to tether your mobile device without the add-on of one of these “tethering plans” or just charge you extra for any “tethering data” used.

This scenario only applies to new/existing customers that by January 1, 2010 do not have a data plan or are just getting a data plan on January 1, 2010 or later.

Existing customers already signed up a 1GB or higher data plan on or after June 8, 2009 but before December 31, 2009

In this scenario, as long as you have a 1GB or higher data plan that was setup between the two dates, you can tether all you want using the amount of data you have in your data option, up until December 31, 2009 when the “tethering plans” come into play, and have no worries about extra charges. To enable tethering, if its blocked on your 3.0 iPhone, call in to Rogers.

But remember, if you have less than a 1GB Data plan and are running a 3.0 iPhone where the tethering is blocked, do not call in to Rogers because they will not enable tethering for you. What you want to do, is read here.

Existing customers already signed up on any data plan prior to June 8, 2009

As for all those people that already have data plans of all different sizes prior to June 8, 2009, you seem unaffected. That presumably means you can tether all you want using the amount of data you have in your data option, even beyond December 31, 2009, and have no worries about extra charges. But again, time will tell. If you happen to have a 1GB or higher data plan and the tethering is blocked on your 3.0 iPhone, call in to Rogers to enable it.

If you have less than a 1GB Data plan and are running a 3.0 iPhone where the tethering is blocked, do not call in to Rogers because they will not enable tethering for you. What you want to do, is read here.

Device Support

As for devices, currently this applies to all Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian devices that have tethering functionality but the tethering will only be enabled if the customer is subscribed to a data plan of 1GB or higher between the dates of June 8, 2009 and December 31, 2009.

As for iPhone devices, those are being excluded until further notice because “they do not offer tethering functionality at this time”. However, you can bet that it will kick in on June 17, 2009 when 3.0 is released.

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  • TRIXER

    WOW! How do you know all this stuff??? I’ve been checking out numerous forums about this topic for days.
    Are you sure that because I signed up for the 6GB data plan last year I am indeed unaffected when January 1st hits?

  • TRIXER

    WOW! How do you know all this stuff??? I’ve been checking out numerous forums about this topic for days.
    Are you sure that because I signed up for the 6GB data plan last year I am indeed unaffected when January 1st hits?

  • TRIXER

    WOW! How do you know all this stuff??? I’ve been checking out numerous forums about this topic for days.
    Are you sure that because I signed up for the 6GB data plan last year I am indeed unaffected when January 1st hits?

  • It has also been now updating on the Rogers site.

    Since you got it last year, youre fine!

  • It has also been now updating on the Rogers site.

    Since you got it last year, youre fine!

  • TRIXER

    Good stuff! Thanks a lot!

  • TRIXER

    Good stuff! Thanks a lot!

  • Rob Raymond

    I have to say that I’m very impressed with how solid my tethered connection to Rogers is. I don’t think it has ever gone down while using it.

    Here’s a screenshot of my data usage while live streaming yesterday’s WWDC keynote:
    http://yfrog.com/5ara2kj

  • Rob Raymond

    I have to say that I’m very impressed with how solid my tethered connection to Rogers is. I don’t think it has ever gone down while using it.

    Here’s a screenshot of my data usage while live streaming yesterday’s WWDC keynote:
    http://yfrog.com/5ara2kj

  • wardo8551

    wooo I’m really excited for this 3.0 feature! I really hope your info is correct X1, (it usually is!) and that people who have the 6GB plan from last year are ok to tether their hearts out!

  • wardo8551

    wooo I’m really excited for this 3.0 feature! I really hope your info is correct X1, (it usually is!) and that people who have the 6GB plan from last year are ok to tether their hearts out!

  • Vicks

    Awesome stuff! Now for those of us with existing 6GB plans (tied into a 3 year data plan) hopefully they will not take this away from us! Wicked news for iPhone users. Now we can have data access with our MacBooks pretty much anywhere where rogers radio waves reach!

  • Vicks

    Awesome stuff! Now for those of us with existing 6GB plans (tied into a 3 year data plan) hopefully they will not take this away from us! Wicked news for iPhone users. Now we can have data access with our MacBooks pretty much anywhere where rogers radio waves reach!

  • Vicks

    Awesome stuff! Now for those of us with existing 6GB plans (tied into a 3 year data plan) hopefully they will not take this away from us! Wicked news for iPhone users. Now we can have data access with our MacBooks pretty much anywhere where rogers radio waves reach!

  • This is great for the rare location where I am without Wifi and need to upload images to an editor to meet a deadline. No more looking for the nearest Starbucks.

  • This is great for the rare location where I am without Wifi and need to upload images to an editor to meet a deadline. No more looking for the nearest Starbucks.

  • This is great for the rare location where I am without Wifi and need to upload images to an editor to meet a deadline. No more looking for the nearest Starbucks.

  • andrew

    Are you using a modified .ipcc file or is it just working for you?

  • andrew

    Are you using a modified .ipcc file or is it just working for you?

  • andrew

    Are you using a modified .ipcc file or is it just working for you?

  • farsyte

    If I signed up for my 6GB date plan last year, I’m guessing Ill be ok for tethering. But what I don’t get is that after DEC 31 will all of us have to start paying extra for tethering or only people who sign up for a 1GB or higher data plan after Dec 31?

  • farsyte

    If I signed up for my 6GB date plan last year, I’m guessing Ill be ok for tethering. But what I don’t get is that after DEC 31 will all of us have to start paying extra for tethering or only people who sign up for a 1GB or higher data plan after Dec 31?

  • farsyte

    If I signed up for my 6GB date plan last year, I’m guessing Ill be ok for tethering. But what I don’t get is that after DEC 31 will all of us have to start paying extra for tethering or only people who sign up for a 1GB or higher data plan after Dec 31?

  • Jay

    Does tethering use a regular iPod/iPhone USB cable?

  • Jay

    Does tethering use a regular iPod/iPhone USB cable?

  • Jay

    Does tethering use a regular iPod/iPhone USB cable?

  • X1Zero

    I have my own custom Rogers IPCC file.

    Watch posts tomorrow for more info!

  • X1Zero

    I have my own custom Rogers IPCC file.

    Watch posts tomorrow for more info!

  • X1Zero

    I have my own custom Rogers IPCC file.

    Watch posts tomorrow for more info!

  • Mark

    Really, really really looking forward to this. (Really).

    I just upgraded to the new 3.0 (Not a beta, the GM supposedly). The only thing I’m really missing is tethering. Had PDAnet previously and I miss it. Hope you can help.

  • Mark

    Really, really really looking forward to this. (Really).

    I just upgraded to the new 3.0 (Not a beta, the GM supposedly). The only thing I’m really missing is tethering. Had PDAnet previously and I miss it. Hope you can help.

  • Yes…the regular cable that comes with the iPhone. πŸ˜‰

  • Yes…the regular cable that comes with the iPhone. πŸ˜‰

  • Yes…the regular cable that comes with the iPhone. πŸ˜‰

  • TRIXER

    So DO you have to call Rogers and ask them to enable tethering for you if you have a 6GB plan? And is it going to be free for existing iPhone 3G customers who signed up last year? Thank you

  • TRIXER

    So DO you have to call Rogers and ask them to enable tethering for you if you have a 6GB plan? And is it going to be free for existing iPhone 3G customers who signed up last year? Thank you

  • TRIXER

    So DO you have to call Rogers and ask them to enable tethering for you if you have a 6GB plan? And is it going to be free for existing iPhone 3G customers who signed up last year? Thank you

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  • If you get a data plan AFTER June 8, 2009, then yes, you have to call to get it enabled.

    Existing customers are unaffected at this time.

  • If you get a data plan AFTER June 8, 2009, then yes, you have to call to get it enabled.

    Existing customers are unaffected at this time.

  • If you get a data plan AFTER June 8, 2009, then yes, you have to call to get it enabled.

    Existing customers are unaffected at this time.

  • Only New customers or existing customers that are JUST adding data after dec 31 will get no tethering whatsoever in their data bucket. They will have to get a separate tethering plan

  • Only New customers or existing customers that are JUST adding data after dec 31 will get no tethering whatsoever in their data bucket. They will have to get a separate tethering plan

  • Only New customers or existing customers that are JUST adding data after dec 31 will get no tethering whatsoever in their data bucket. They will have to get a separate tethering plan

  • iPaf

    When will new plans be announced by Rogers and Fido? Are they actually going to announce new one?

  • iPaf

    When will new plans be announced by Rogers and Fido? Are they actually going to announce new one?

  • iPaf

    When will new plans be announced by Rogers and Fido? Are they actually going to announce new one?

  • Guest

    Good news!

    Cheers

  • Guest

    Good news!

    Cheers

  • Dusty

    Good news!

    Cheers

  • XIZero,

    Is this a fact? Don’t mean to doubt you but what is your source?

    I just don’t trust Rogers, they had info on their site last year that said tethering was allowed but they never provided a way to do it. They could have easily released an app or allowed NetShare in the App store.

  • XIZero,

    Is this a fact? Don’t mean to doubt you but what is your source?

    I just don’t trust Rogers, they had info on their site last year that said tethering was allowed but they never provided a way to do it. They could have easily released an app or allowed NetShare in the App store.

  • X1Zero

    I am the source. If you want more details, email me.

    Also, the policy is now viewable on Rogers.com

  • X1Zero

    I am the source. If you want more details, email me.

    Also, the policy is now viewable on Rogers.com

  • X1Zero

    I am the source. If you want more details, email me.

    Also, the policy is now viewable on Rogers.com

  • zorg

    I just phoned Rogers and they said I had to wait until next Friday (17th) to get tethering enabled for my iPhone πŸ™
    Has anyone got it running (on a 3.0 iPhone)?

  • zorg

    I just phoned Rogers and they said I had to wait until next Friday (17th) to get tethering enabled for my iPhone πŸ™
    Has anyone got it running (on a 3.0 iPhone)?

  • zorg

    I just phoned Rogers and they said I had to wait until next Friday (17th) to get tethering enabled for my iPhone πŸ™
    Has anyone got it running (on a 3.0 iPhone)?

  • X1Zero

    I’m running the 3.0 GM release and tethering perfectly.

    Then again, I have a custom Rogers IPCC file that allows this. More on that tomorrow.

  • X1Zero

    I’m running the 3.0 GM release and tethering perfectly.

    Then again, I have a custom Rogers IPCC file that allows this. More on that tomorrow.

  • X1Zero

    I’m running the 3.0 GM release and tethering perfectly.

    Then again, I have a custom Rogers IPCC file that allows this. More on that tomorrow.

  • So glad the blog is back up, thanks everyone for your patience and still visiting! πŸ™‚

  • So glad the blog is back up, thanks everyone for your patience and still visiting! πŸ™‚

  • So glad the blog is back up, thanks everyone for your patience and still visiting! πŸ™‚

  • Can you post a link to the policy, please. Also I’d love to take you up on the email offer but I couldn’t find your email.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Can you post a link to the policy, please. Also I’d love to take you up on the email offer but I couldn’t find your email.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Can you post a link to the policy, please. Also I’d love to take you up on the email offer but I couldn’t find your email.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Guest

    Now to get the forums running again πŸ˜›

  • Guest

    Now to get the forums running again πŸ˜›

  • Dusty

    Now to get the forums running again πŸ˜›

  • Carl

    iTunes 8.2 doesn’t let you use customized ipcc files…

  • Carl

    iTunes 8.2 doesn’t let you use customized ipcc files…

  • Carl

    iTunes 8.2 doesn’t let you use customized ipcc files…

  • Wrong.
    The CURRENT iTunes 8.2 does not allow it. But there are other version of 8.2. Like I said, tomorrow your answers are coming.

  • Wrong.
    The CURRENT iTunes 8.2 does not allow it. But there are other version of 8.2. Like I said, tomorrow your answers are coming.

  • Wrong.
    The CURRENT iTunes 8.2 does not allow it. But there are other version of 8.2. Like I said, tomorrow your answers are coming.

  • generalinq

    does this spell the end of pdanet?

  • andrew

    this guy also has a lot of info, he’s a PR guy from rogers/fido: http://twitter.com/keithmcarthur

  • andrew

    this guy also has a lot of info, he’s a PR guy from rogers/fido: http://twitter.com/keithmcarthur

  • generalinq

    does this spell the end of pdanet?

  • andrew

    this guy also has a lot of info, he’s a PR guy from rogers/fido: http://twitter.com/keithmcarthur

  • andrew

    “easily released an app?” I think you have overestimated the programming skills of the average rogers/fido employee.

  • andrew

    “easily released an app?” I think you have overestimated the programming skills of the average rogers/fido employee.

  • andrew

    “easily released an app?” I think you have overestimated the programming skills of the average rogers/fido employee.

  • Flav2000

    I have a dev account and is running the OS 3.0 GM on a Fido iPhone.

    Based on my friends’ and my experience – the tethering support is as follows:

    If you don’t have a custom ipcc, then a notice of “To enable tethering on this account, contact fido/Rogers” would show up when you try the option “Set Up Internet Tethering” under Settings->General Network.

    Therefore, you have to call in to 611. CSRs would check your account to make sure you have a 1G+ data plan. So far, all my friends on the Rogers network who called 611 got tethering activated on their phone and can confirm that it works. On Fido side however, CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th.

    Kind of sucks if you are like me on Fido – Any other person got tethering enabled through CSR on Fido?

  • Flav2000

    I have a dev account and is running the OS 3.0 GM on a Fido iPhone.

    Based on my friends’ and my experience – the tethering support is as follows:

    If you don’t have a custom ipcc, then a notice of “To enable tethering on this account, contact fido/Rogers” would show up when you try the option “Set Up Internet Tethering” under Settings->General Network.

    Therefore, you have to call in to 611. CSRs would check your account to make sure you have a 1G+ data plan. So far, all my friends on the Rogers network who called 611 got tethering activated on their phone and can confirm that it works. On Fido side however, CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th.

    Kind of sucks if you are like me on Fido – Any other person got tethering enabled through CSR on Fido?

  • Flav2000

    I have a dev account and is running the OS 3.0 GM on a Fido iPhone.

    Based on my friends’ and my experience – the tethering support is as follows:

    If you don’t have a custom ipcc, then a notice of “To enable tethering on this account, contact fido/Rogers” would show up when you try the option “Set Up Internet Tethering” under Settings->General Network.

    Therefore, you have to call in to 611. CSRs would check your account to make sure you have a 1G+ data plan. So far, all my friends on the Rogers network who called 611 got tethering activated on their phone and can confirm that it works. On Fido side however, CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th.

    Kind of sucks if you are like me on Fido – Any other person got tethering enabled through CSR on Fido?

  • Mirth

    I contacted Fido in order to confirm that tethering works. I was told that if you have over a 1gb data plan, they have always supported tethering. (muttering something about not knowing that before X1Zero’s enlightening post– thanks X1Zero)

    They warned me that while it will work, they don’t officially support it due to the problems caused when people went over their data plan; overages are expensive, and depending on your usage, can be flooring.

    That being said, all I’d want it for is to connect to the office and check our secure email system once in a while. The Fido rep couldn’t explain to me how to activate the tethering option in the network settings. You “can’t” use tethering on the iPhone without enabling that. He said, “I can help you with basic settings, however, I’m unable to help with tethering setup because we don’t officially support it.”

    Can’t wait for your “tomorrow all will be revealed” post. I just hope it doesn’t involve jailbreaking my developer provisioned phone.

    Still trying to figure out how to talk Fido (I was lured by the 1 second billing, fido dollars, and a few other things) into letting me upgrade to the 3Gs. I just want to be able to do some programming for that new camera, compass, and see if those voice command features have any ties to the SDK…

    Enough rambling from me. (thanks for listening) πŸ˜‰

  • Mirth

    I contacted Fido in order to confirm that tethering works. I was told that if you have over a 1gb data plan, they have always supported tethering. (muttering something about not knowing that before X1Zero’s enlightening post– thanks X1Zero)

    They warned me that while it will work, they don’t officially support it due to the problems caused when people went over their data plan; overages are expensive, and depending on your usage, can be flooring.

    That being said, all I’d want it for is to connect to the office and check our secure email system once in a while. The Fido rep couldn’t explain to me how to activate the tethering option in the network settings. You “can’t” use tethering on the iPhone without enabling that. He said, “I can help you with basic settings, however, I’m unable to help with tethering setup because we don’t officially support it.”

    Can’t wait for your “tomorrow all will be revealed” post. I just hope it doesn’t involve jailbreaking my developer provisioned phone.

    Still trying to figure out how to talk Fido (I was lured by the 1 second billing, fido dollars, and a few other things) into letting me upgrade to the 3Gs. I just want to be able to do some programming for that new camera, compass, and see if those voice command features have any ties to the SDK…

    Enough rambling from me. (thanks for listening) πŸ˜‰

  • Mirth

    I contacted Fido in order to confirm that tethering works. I was told that if you have over a 1gb data plan, they have always supported tethering. (muttering something about not knowing that before X1Zero’s enlightening post– thanks X1Zero)

    They warned me that while it will work, they don’t officially support it due to the problems caused when people went over their data plan; overages are expensive, and depending on your usage, can be flooring.

    That being said, all I’d want it for is to connect to the office and check our secure email system once in a while. The Fido rep couldn’t explain to me how to activate the tethering option in the network settings. You “can’t” use tethering on the iPhone without enabling that. He said, “I can help you with basic settings, however, I’m unable to help with tethering setup because we don’t officially support it.”

    Can’t wait for your “tomorrow all will be revealed” post. I just hope it doesn’t involve jailbreaking my developer provisioned phone.

    Still trying to figure out how to talk Fido (I was lured by the 1 second billing, fido dollars, and a few other things) into letting me upgrade to the 3Gs. I just want to be able to do some programming for that new camera, compass, and see if those voice command features have any ties to the SDK…

    Enough rambling from me. (thanks for listening) πŸ˜‰

  • bc
  • bc
  • bc
  • bc

    tethering is supported via USB cable or Bluetooth

  • bc

    tethering is supported via USB cable or Bluetooth

  • bc

    tethering is supported via USB cable or Bluetooth

  • Flav and Mirth, awesome thanks for letting us know!

  • Flav and Mirth, awesome thanks for letting us know!

  • Flav and Mirth, awesome thanks for letting us know!

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  • Andrew

    I’m on fido in surrey and I woke up to the MMS button turned on in the “messages” app. Tethering still doesn’t show up where it used to. Fido’s carrier name is Fido 4.0 though. That seems new to me.

  • Andrew

    I’m on fido in surrey and I woke up to the MMS button turned on in the “messages” app. Tethering still doesn’t show up where it used to. Fido’s carrier name is Fido 4.0 though. That seems new to me.

  • Andrew

    I’m on fido in surrey and I woke up to the MMS button turned on in the “messages” app. Tethering still doesn’t show up where it used to. Fido’s carrier name is Fido 4.0 though. That seems new to me.

  • Michel

    I just got the same word from Fido. Wait until the 17th. Well, I can be patient πŸ˜‰

  • Michel

    I just got the same word from Fido. Wait until the 17th. Well, I can be patient πŸ˜‰

  • Michel

    I just got the same word from Fido. Wait until the 17th. Well, I can be patient πŸ˜‰

  • Flav2000

    Andrew – just a tip.

    You may have to go into Settings and Reset your network settings in order for tethering to show up. My guess is that there is a “shadow” setting that made it hidden in earlier releases that didn’t get updated with the 3.0 GM release

  • Flav2000

    Andrew – just a tip.

    You may have to go into Settings and Reset your network settings in order for tethering to show up. My guess is that there is a “shadow” setting that made it hidden in earlier releases that didn’t get updated with the 3.0 GM release

  • Flav2000

    Andrew – just a tip.

    You may have to go into Settings and Reset your network settings in order for tethering to show up. My guess is that there is a “shadow” setting that made it hidden in earlier releases that didn’t get updated with the 3.0 GM release

  • Louis

    Had the same response from Fido: CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th — and to call back then.

  • Louis

    Had the same response from Fido: CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th — and to call back then.

  • Louis

    Had the same response from Fido: CSRs tell us that tethering set up will not be allowed until June 17th — and to call back then.

  • tvdirect

    Whats faster? Tethering with a USB cable or Bluetooth? anyone try it with Bluetooth?

  • tvdirect

    Whats faster? Tethering with a USB cable or Bluetooth? anyone try it with Bluetooth?

  • tvdirect

    Whats faster? Tethering with a USB cable or Bluetooth? anyone try it with Bluetooth?

  • andrew

    It’s the same speed on both. It’s pretty fast on 3G actually. I get about 2.4Mb down and 200kb or so up. Pings is bad so I wouldn’t use it for quake online or anything. Connecting on bluetooth on a mac is as easy as choosing the device from the bluetooth menu and it connects. On usb it’s a bit more of a pain because if it’s turned on then it starts tethering whenever you try to plug your phone in to sync. The advantage is that it’s not draining your battery so fast since it’s charging on USB at the same time.

  • andrew

    It’s the same speed on both. It’s pretty fast on 3G actually. I get about 2.4Mb down and 200kb or so up. Pings is bad so I wouldn’t use it for quake online or anything. Connecting on bluetooth on a mac is as easy as choosing the device from the bluetooth menu and it connects. On usb it’s a bit more of a pain because if it’s turned on then it starts tethering whenever you try to plug your phone in to sync. The advantage is that it’s not draining your battery so fast since it’s charging on USB at the same time.

  • andrew

    It’s the same speed on both. It’s pretty fast on 3G actually. I get about 2.4Mb down and 200kb or so up. Pings is bad so I wouldn’t use it for quake online or anything. Connecting on bluetooth on a mac is as easy as choosing the device from the bluetooth menu and it connects. On usb it’s a bit more of a pain because if it’s turned on then it starts tethering whenever you try to plug your phone in to sync. The advantage is that it’s not draining your battery so fast since it’s charging on USB at the same time.

  • Cyril

    For those who are successfully using tethering with Rogers in an urban center, what kind of speeds are you reliably getting? Does the service live up to the HSPA 7.2 (7.2 Mbits/sec download) advertised speed when tethered?
    Could a person whose home internet use is moderate (1-2 GB/month, say) reasonably use an iPhone with tethering in replacement of DSL service?
    Considering buying an iPhone 3GS and that would really tip the scale if so.

  • Cyril

    For those who are successfully using tethering with Rogers in an urban center, what kind of speeds are you reliably getting? Does the service live up to the HSPA 7.2 (7.2 Mbits/sec download) advertised speed when tethered?
    Could a person whose home internet use is moderate (1-2 GB/month, say) reasonably use an iPhone with tethering in replacement of DSL service?
    Considering buying an iPhone 3GS and that would really tip the scale if so.

  • Cyril

    For those who are successfully using tethering with Rogers in an urban center, what kind of speeds are you reliably getting? Does the service live up to the HSPA 7.2 (7.2 Mbits/sec download) advertised speed when tethered?
    Could a person whose home internet use is moderate (1-2 GB/month, say) reasonably use an iPhone with tethering in replacement of DSL service?
    Considering buying an iPhone 3GS and that would really tip the scale if so.

  • andrew

    here’s a speedtest i did in january using PDAnet on OS2 while i was on the bus

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/391896541.png

  • andrew

    here’s a speedtest i did in january using PDAnet on OS2 while i was on the bus

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/391896541.png

  • andrew

    here’s a speedtest i did in january using PDAnet on OS2 while i was on the bus

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/391896541.png

  • Cyril

    Thanks, Andrew. Well, that’s certainly getting into DSL territory, though still about half what I see with Speedtest on home through Sympatico.
    Presumably speeds would be higher if you were not on a bus, but in a stationary location with respect to the towers?

  • Cyril

    Thanks, Andrew. Well, that’s certainly getting into DSL territory, though still about half what I see with Speedtest on home through Sympatico.
    Presumably speeds would be higher if you were not on a bus, but in a stationary location with respect to the towers?

  • Cyril

    Thanks, Andrew. Well, that’s certainly getting into DSL territory, though still about half what I see with Speedtest on home through Sympatico.
    Presumably speeds would be higher if you were not on a bus, but in a stationary location with respect to the towers?

  • Cyril

    Presumably the tethering might also work more efficiently with the actual iPhone tethering function built into version 3.0 of the OS rather than a 3rd party tool like PDAnet?

  • Cyril

    Presumably the tethering might also work more efficiently with the actual iPhone tethering function built into version 3.0 of the OS rather than a 3rd party tool like PDAnet?

  • Cyril

    Presumably the tethering might also work more efficiently with the actual iPhone tethering function built into version 3.0 of the OS rather than a 3rd party tool like PDAnet?

  • Mathieu Desmarais

    If you have a 1GB data plan or higher, as of the 11th, Rogers is now able to add the tethering SOC on your account. Once the SOC is enabled, do a Reset network configuration the phone will reboot and you will have tethering enabled. I am writing this on my Mac mini tethered to my iphone. Works great. Haven’t done a speedtest yet but it seems very responsive (running tethered on bluetooth)

  • Mathieu Desmarais

    If you have a 1GB data plan or higher, as of the 11th, Rogers is now able to add the tethering SOC on your account. Once the SOC is enabled, do a Reset network configuration the phone will reboot and you will have tethering enabled. I am writing this on my Mac mini tethered to my iphone. Works great. Haven’t done a speedtest yet but it seems very responsive (running tethered on bluetooth)

  • Mathieu Desmarais

    If you have a 1GB data plan or higher, as of the 11th, Rogers is now able to add the tethering SOC on your account. Once the SOC is enabled, do a Reset network configuration the phone will reboot and you will have tethering enabled. I am writing this on my Mac mini tethered to my iphone. Works great. Haven’t done a speedtest yet but it seems very responsive (running tethered on bluetooth)

  • Mathieu Desmarais

    Further testing of the bluetooth tethering is really impressing me. I have my mac mini and my toshiba laptop (windows7RC) both tethered at the same time and browsing at the same time through my iphone 3g. at the same time, i can be on a call on the phone, press the home button to go to my home screen, and browsing the mobile safari web.

    Way to go Apple. The tethering is really well implemented.

  • Mathieu Desmarais

    Further testing of the bluetooth tethering is really impressing me. I have my mac mini and my toshiba laptop (windows7RC) both tethered at the same time and browsing at the same time through my iphone 3g. at the same time, i can be on a call on the phone, press the home button to go to my home screen, and browsing the mobile safari web.

    Way to go Apple. The tethering is really well implemented.

  • sarith dy

    I upgraded to 3.0 today..

    I just plugged my iphone into my laptop and it seemd to work fine.. fast and easy.. no connecting/network bull shit

    dont know much bout computers, but it just worked… all things should be this simple !!!

    the hardest thing was the three strokes to get into the settings-network-tethering.

    but i think that if you leave tetherning on it eats your battery life… (even when its not plugged in, maybe its using bluetooth? ? ? ? maybe? ? ?

  • sarith dy

    I upgraded to 3.0 today..

    I just plugged my iphone into my laptop and it seemd to work fine.. fast and easy.. no connecting/network bull shit

    dont know much bout computers, but it just worked… all things should be this simple !!!

    the hardest thing was the three strokes to get into the settings-network-tethering.

    but i think that if you leave tetherning on it eats your battery life… (even when its not plugged in, maybe its using bluetooth? ? ? ? maybe? ? ?

  • sarith dy

    I upgraded to 3.0 today..

    I just plugged my iphone into my laptop and it seemd to work fine.. fast and easy.. no connecting/network bull shit

    dont know much bout computers, but it just worked… all things should be this simple !!!

    the hardest thing was the three strokes to get into the settings-network-tethering.

    but i think that if you leave tetherning on it eats your battery life… (even when its not plugged in, maybe its using bluetooth? ? ? ? maybe? ? ?

  • James

    I just spoke to Rogers and they told me it was a promotional tethering period, that after December 31st I had to either choose a tethering plan or turn tethering off. I have an original 6GB plan. It drives me nuts when there is no clear answer.

  • James

    I just spoke to Rogers and they told me it was a promotional tethering period, that after December 31st I had to either choose a tethering plan or turn tethering off. I have an original 6GB plan. It drives me nuts when there is no clear answer.

  • James

    I just spoke to Rogers and they told me it was a promotional tethering period, that after December 31st I had to either choose a tethering plan or turn tethering off. I have an original 6GB plan. It drives me nuts when there is no clear answer.

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  • drumstyx

    So, if I sign up for a 6GB data plan right now, I can only tether free till the end of the year? That really sucks, I could get used to tethering when I'm out, but I suppose the iPhone is a little computer in itself anyway.

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  • Monica

    Hi,
    What is the latest on tethering? I signed up for an iPhone plan with data in August/2008. I have 6GB
    data plan. If I use my iphone for tethering will be charged an extra amount even though I dont exceed
    my 6GB allowed data?

  • No. The promotion has been “extended” until May 2010.

  • Monica

    Hi,
    What is the latest on tethering? I signed up for an iPhone plan with data in August/2008. I have 6GB
    data plan. If I use my iphone for tethering will be charged an extra amount even though I dont exceed
    my 6GB allowed data?

  • Ex

    No. The promotion has been “extended” until May 2010.

  • Rogers has a new tethering policy:
    http://www.rogers.com/tethering

    Of interest: “Effective immediately, tethering will continue to be included at no additional charge for Rogers customers who subscribe to a data plan of 1 GB and above”

  • Greetings! I’m thankful for the valuable information. May quote a part of your blog post in mine? Thanks!

  • TheGreyHam

    anybody have an update as of August 2011? I am an existing customer that is signing up for a 1GB plan. Are they going to charge me outrageous tethering fees?

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