Feeds

AT&T cops to Jesus Phone-as-modem app

Eat your heart out, NetShare

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Why was NetShare - the app that turns the Jesus Phone into a modem - yanked from the Apple App Store? AT&T and Apple have tethering app plans of their own.

During an on-stage interview at a conference in San Francisco yesterday, AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega said the mega telco is working with Steve Jobs to deliver an official Jesus Phone tether in the not-too-distant future.

He did not say how much the app would cost. But AT&T charges around $60 a month for other tethering plans. And you can rest assured the company will charge more than you'll pay for today's jailbroken Jesus Phone tethering apps - which are completely free.

This summer, Apple inexplicably pulled Nullriver's Netshare app from the iPhone App Store, de-pulled it, and then pulled it again. By mid-September, Nullriver announced that Jobs and cult had apparently banned iPhone-as-modem apps from its online protection racket.

AT&T - which has an exclusive on the iPhone here in the States - currently forbids tethering on Steve Jobs' handheld status symbol, though it does provide its own app for the CrackBerry.

"Unlimited plans (except for Data Connect and BlackBerry tethered) cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to-computer accessories, Bluetooth, or any other wireless technology) to laptops, PCs, or other equipment for any purpose," reads the telcos terms of service. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms firm here
Is goTenna tech a goer? Time to grill CEO, CTO
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.