Tether drops price and updates software - Get it now for $29.99!

Tether
By Adam Zeis on 3 Nov 2011 09:35 am EDT
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Tether has long been a BlackBerry user "go to" app for getting internet access from a PC or Mac on the go. I personally have had countless times when it has saved me due to no available internet. Tether has announced today that they are dropping the app price from $49.99 to $29.99 for good. If you aren't a Tether user yet, I highly recommend grabbing it for yourself (and maybe a friend or two) at this new low price. The software for both PC and Mac as well as on device has been updated as well, so if you are a current user, make sure you have the latest version. Check out more in the CrackBerry App Store from the link below.

More information/download of Tether

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Tether drops price and updates software - Get it now for $29.99!

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With my BB + PB Combo, no need for tethering softwares or plans :)

Ian B
PlayBook 64GB Wifi
& Very Soon to be owner of a 9900 AT&T

does this get me unlimited internet data?.. or will Verizon charge e a billion dollars like it did before when I hooke it up to my laptop ...

It still registers as data use so it can't give you unlimited data if you don't already have it on your plan. It just saves you from having to purchase a separate "tethering" plan in addition to your standard BB data plan. (So yes, you will be charged extra if you go over your limit.)

Telus told me I get free wifi hotspot under my BIS plan... so, why buy this one? I would wait for the Bold 9900 OS 7.1

Most carriers charge for this capability. The new WiFi capability will be no exception. Carriers will try to monetize....

I'm just gonna ask because I have a raging headache and can't find exactly what I just want to know: I have AT&T. I have the $25/month data plan (which to my understanding is NOT unlimited). I would use Tether at home, on my laptop, maybe one or two evenings a week. To surf....you know, whatever ;)

Is this where overages would come in? Is it crazy expensive when you go over whatever data plan you have? Last week I called about Tether" and they said I was basicaly a oron for paying $50 for an AP but their "tethering" service is $50 ER MONTH. help me with the basics and I promise I'll shut up.

Lastly, here is what my data usage shows according to AT&T:

ADDITIONAL DATA PURCHASED USAGE
User Line Data
GPRS MB WAP/BBRY/ISP 2GB DOM $10.00/1GB ADDL - BB2GB 1 Wireless Internet services used during the current billing cycle, including mobile downloads such as ringtones, graphics, and mobile apps. Usage is measured in megabytes (MB). 1 MB = 1024 Kilobytes (KB); 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1024 megabytes (MB). Data
GPRS MB WAP/BBRY/ISP 2GB DOM $10.00/1GB ADDL - BB2GBH 2 Wireless Internet services used during the current billing cycle, including mobile downloads such as ringtones, graphics, and mobile apps. Usage is measured in megabytes (MB). 1 MB = 1024 Kilobytes (KB); 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1024 megabytes (MB). Data
GPRS WAP UNLTD DOM - DTAU Wireless Internet services used during the current billing cycle, including mobile downloads such as ringtones, graphics, and mobile apps. Usage is measured in megabytes (MB). 1 MB = 1024 Kilobytes (KB); 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1024 megabytes (MB).

414336XXXX
View Details 221.54 MB of 2048 MB 98.63 MB of 2048 MB N/A

Feature Activity for this Billing Cycle

1 Data was deactivated on 10/26/2011 and is prorated. (old torch)

2 Data was activated on 10/26/2011 and is prorated. (new torch)

AT&T charges $45/month to tether through BBDM. It is a violation of your contract to tether in other ways.

"... Furthermore, plans(unless specifically designated for tethering usage) 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 Personal Computers ..."
http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iPhone3G_ATT_ter...

I tether very infrequently (only when WiFi is not available and I really need a connection), so the $45/4GB plan is excessive. Even the $25/2GB plan is more than I really need.

My concern is that, after paying $30 for a tether app, AT&T will enforce their contract (by either disabling the unofficial capability or by forcing the $45 plan).

Sprint blocks the desktop manager tethering feature so buying this program was an easy decision for me. I paid 49.99 for tether and it was worth every penny! Greatest app of all time! (in my Muhammad Ali voice)

Hey Adam...
FYI. The link you provided takes me to the old version.
I already had v1.4.4.6 on my device.
The link here takes me to the old v1.4.4.4.
I had to go direct to the Tether.com site to get v1.4.5.0.

Just thought I would let you know...

For the love of god give it a rest with tether already!

I would suspect all that want it have it by now. And everybody else just uses Desktop manager for free like me. Enough with the plugging of this app and plug something new for a change

Just don't read the article if you don't care about it. And please don't comment if you don't care about it or have nothing useful. Ya Hater.

I love this app! Works great on my Bold 9930 and Macbook Pro! If your network charges for tethering like mine (verizon) then you cant go wrong with this!