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AT&T iPhone tethering at end of July for $55?

AT&T iPhone tethering at end of July for $55?

The AT&T tethering debacle continues, and after yesterday's super-simple unofficial hack, now comes the first leak regarding possible pricing for the carrier's official package.  According to an internal AT&T source, tethering for the iPhone 3G and 3G S will be offered at the end of July, priced at a whopping $55 per month.

The source also went on to say that MMS support on AT&T is expected in mid-July, earlier perhaps than the carrier led us to believe with their "end of the summer" promises.  AT&T have already confirmed that MMS messages will be charged the same as SMS messages.

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Verizon USB1000 Global Modem: EVDO and HSPA

Verizon USB1000 Global Modem: EVDO and HSPA

Verizon are wising up to the fact that data subscribers want to keep using their WWAN modems even when outside the reach out EVDO Rev.A networks, hence this: the USB1000 Global Modem.  As well as CDMA service while in the US, the Verizon USB1000 supports triband HSPA for when you're abroad; there are also global data plans for regular travelers.

Sierra Wireless USB 598 3G modem hits Telus

Sierra Wireless USB 598 3G modem hits Telus

Telus is expanding their efforts into mobile connectivity these days by announcing their acquisition of the Sierra Wireless USB 598 3G modem for their company's mobile data needs.

The modem comes in the form of a stick that is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X computers and works by giving users access to Telus' EVDO network. The device has its own internal memory and can install the necessary drivers on its own.

The USB 598 also has a microSDHC slot to allow for up to 32GB of data storage on top of the modem functions. If you sign up for a two or three-year contract, you can get the USB 598 for free. However, if you want to buy it outright, you can expect to pay $199.99.

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