AT&T Mobility Chief Executive Ralph De La Vega has dropped the bomb that iPhone users will soon get an official AT&T iPhone tethering solution. After reading about the service, I would personally stick to jailbreaking and hacks because the AT&T solution is a complete ripoff. Let me explain why.
AT&T currently charges $30 a month for an unlimited iPhone data plan. If you purchase the official tethering system, you have to pay an additional $30 for tethering data. At this point, you can be expected to pay $60 on top of your phone bill which, for the average person, amounts to about $60. In total, this means your guaranteed bill at the end of every month, will be at least $120. If you were to jailbreak your phone and tether, you would not exceed your iPhone’s unlimited data plan and save yourself $30 per month. Oh yeah, and the tethering data is also capped. Yet another reason to not sign up.