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Internet Tethering using iPhone 3G - Introduction


1. iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS that came with iPhone OS 3.0 or later version. When testing Internet Tethering for this article, I used iPhone OS 3.0.1. However, Internet Tethering (either over USB or Bluetooth) also works with OS 3.1.2, the latest iPhone software version at the time of this writing. If you have older iPhone OS version, you can download the newer OS and update the iPhone software accordingly via iTunes.

Original package of iPhone 3G.

Picture. iPhone 3G in the box.

2. Data plan for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS from a 3G operator. If your cellular operator requires another subscription for Internet Tethering service, you should pay for it. Meanwhile, if Internet Tethering hasn't been allowed by your 3G operator or you haven't subscribed to this particular service, you may find these screens after tapping Settings > General > Network.

Set Up Internet Tethering. Internet Tethering allows you to share your iPhone's Internet connection with your computer via Bluetooth or USB.   Set Up Internet Tethering. To enable tethering on this account, contact your operator.

Picture. To set up Internet Tethering requires your 3G Operator's permission.

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