Since the launch of iPhone OS 3.0, only Optus, Vodafone and 3 have offered tethering, allowing an iPhone owner to connect their computer to the internet via the iPhone’s 3G connection. Now, Telstra iPhone customers are no longer left in the dark, as CEO David Thodey has confirmed that they are working with Apple to bring this feature to their network.
“We are listening to our customers [about tethering],” he wrote on Telstra’s new Telstra Exchange blog. “While I can’t provide any specific dates, we are working with Apple to enable tethering on the iPhone. I will keep everyone informed about our progress.”
No word on plans, or how much you will have to pay for this feature. Currently, Optus charges $10 to access this feature, while Vodafone and 3 (both are owned by the same company) charge nothing to use this feature.