Better late than never, Telstra boss David Thodey says the carrier is working with Apple to enable Next G tethering on the iPhone.
Telstra will soon catch up to its competitors by allowing its iPhone customers to partner the smartphone to their laptop for on-the-go wireless broadband via Next G.
Responding to a comment posted on the Telstra Exchange
blog, CEO David Thodey says the carrier is “listening to our customers on this issue.”
“While I can’t provide any specific dates” Thodey continues, “we are working with Apple to enable tethering on the iPhone.”
That will come as welcome news to Next G subscribers, who enjoy access to Australia’s fastest and most widespread mobile phone network on their iPhone but have to shell out extra money (both in hardware and data costs) for a Next G USB wireless modem if they want the same speed and coverage on their laptop.
Vodafone and 3 currently offer iPhone tethering for free, while Optus charges $10 to enable tethering.