Here's How to Tether Your iPhone 3G S to Your iPad, Steve Jobs Be Damned

Cometh the iPhone tether, then, soon cometh the iPad tether. Anyone with a jailbroken iPhone 3GS and a Wi-Fi only iPad might like this little cheat from MyWi developers Intelliborn, which will give you 3G. Fuh free. Well, the MyWi app costs $9.99 (PdaNet offers a slightly trickier but similar iPhone tethering program), but it's free thereafter. Well, you'll gamble your iPhone warranty, but they never break, right? And all this, despite Steve Jobs' response to an Apple customer who emailed him with the tethering question --"No." is simple. Here's how you do it:

MyWi

Download the MyWi app onto your jailbroken iPhone and switch on the WiFi tethering option. Then, all you do is search for available WiFi networks on your iPad, and your iPhone will come up as an available network. Speed is fast and connection is not patchy, but it's quite a drain on your phone battery.

Sorry, Steve.

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  • Eddy Mendoza

    Actually it's not as cheap as you may think! The price for MyWi is not $9.99 but $19.99 and if you thought the expense ended there, surprise! You also have to buy the "tethering" plan from ATT for $45 dollars a month and you only get 2 gigs of bandwith. After that it's $10 per gigabyte. What's the use in Jailbraking your phone if you still have to pay for tethering from your cell provider.

  • Robert M

    I'm sorry Eddy Mendoz but you are partially incorrect about the extra plan. Yes it will cost the user extra money if they choose to go the legit way and use AT&Ts tethering plan. But the whole purpose of MyWi is to use your existing phone data plan so you don't have to pay extra. The only time you have to pay is the $20 for MyWi which is very cheap compared to paying another monthly plan to AT&T.