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  1. #1

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    Default Tethering now official with Telstra

    Telstra has released a carrier update (v5.1) this morning which enables tethering.

    (I know there are rumour threads but I thought I'd start a new one to make sure ppl saw it).
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    Default Yes, but WHERE is it?

    Hi,

    Thanks for letting us know about the bundle, however I can't find ANYTHING about how to installs/download/use etc.

    Can you please provide a link to where we can get the bundle.

    Thanks!

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    I just plugged in my iPhone and selected iphone from devices and then clicked check for updates from within itunes.
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    Yeah, sorry. Carrier updates are automatic. Just sync your iPhone. If it doesn't alert you to new carrier settings just click "Check for updates".

    Looks like I'll be upping my Data Pack *hugs super awesome Telstra staff plan where excess data above data pack comes out of cap giving me 1GB+ when I need it*
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    Hmm so did I, but I've already snowed/blackrained it, so I'm not sure how to tell what's changed or been updated.

    Any suggestions?

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    Updated, works fine. I'm jb'd but hadn't installed any tethering hacks so it just works normally for me.

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    I'm assuming this is free?

    Fuck Optus.

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    Yep. Only your datapack charges, no other fees apply.

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    I never though I'd like Telstra so much! Weird!
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    So I guess Apple must have finally allowed Telstra to turn on tethering, eh *wink* *wink* *wink* *nudge* etc.

    Better late than never, Telstra

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    Awesome news. Who would have thought something from Telstra would be free. Beats Optus' $240 a year charge for tethering.
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    Loving it, was on 3.0 on a 3g which i sold last week and lost tethering. Glad to have it back and for no charge!

    I'm on prepaid too so i am guessing it is enabled for all

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    It never made any sense as "Mobile as a Modem" is a feature of every Next G handset and always has been, with all data charged at the same rates (whether you use it on the handset or as modem, just depends on your pack/plan for the rate).

    Telstra just divided their packs as those suitable for browsing on the handset ($5 for 5MB, $10 for 150MB & $29 for 300MB) and those suitable for mobile as modem ($59 for 1GB, $89 for 5GB & $119 for 9GB).

    I was just reading that the plan that goes with the Nokia Booklet 3G in the US on AT&T is $60 for 5GB. Telstra doesn't look too bad compared to that consider ing the quality of the Next G network.

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    I've updated the iPhone, but how do you actually use tethering? Do I just plug it in my computer and off she goes?

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    Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering

    Then connect via USB or Bluetooth.
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    Thanks mate

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    Hmm i downloaded the carrier update but tethering doesn't show up on mine (32GB 3GS). Anybody else have this issue?

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    time to cut my virgin mobile dongle

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    Woohoo! So glad I switched to Telstra last week

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    Awesome, i just need a second job so the pineappling doesn't hurt so much, my current $66/GB is all i can bear, and i just can't bring myself to "upgrade" to paying $96.66/GB so that i can get myself an extra 150MB.

    Fuck Telstra. I hope the feds rip you into a million pieces.
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