AT&T -- MMS Later. Tethering... Um... Er... Bai!
Although humorous for the crowd attending the WWDC Keynote today, when Apple VP of iPhone Software, Scott Forestall, announced MMS and Tethering, AT&T being deferred until later this summer on the first count, and totally glossed over on the second count, likely won't be as amusing for US iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S owners who will miss out on fairly standard functionality other carriers and regions may get on 3.0 launch come June 17.
To learn more about iPhone tethering, visit Apple's iPhone feature page. To learn more about AT&T's support for these features--
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I'm going to be calling AT&T to complain, I suggest everybody else do too.
I told all my friends recently that I will finally be able to get picture messages real soon, now I've got to tell everybody to not send them until the fall! Thanks for nothing AT&T!! Verizon can't pick up the iphone soon enough.
AT&T needs to be put out of business, they are infinitely worse than GM or Chrysler, the telecoms contribute massive asmounts of money to politicians so they are untouchable, don't forget it was AT&T leading the charge to spy on us all for the Bush administration.
I agree with redbeard. Verizon couldn't get the iPhone soon enough!!!
At&t right now the iphone makes me your hostage, but the day that the iPhone is no longer your exclusive product -- I'm history.
You know you have to be incredibly stupid to embrace the same shortsighted tactics that is currently causing a fellow telecom to lose market share as fat as Verizon can lay the hardware or even the same kind of philosophy that caused you to lose your first monopoly. Is this what they teach at the Harvard MBA program, if at first your exclusionary practices don't succeed, try them again?
I won't be buying any stock in AT&T there's no long term future in it. Wasn't GM a blue chip before it dropped to a few cents per share. The recalcitrant dividend?
they want to find a way to charge us extra for mms
First I want to say, AT&T is the biggest group of liars. If they don't know the answer to a problem, they'll BS their way out of it. They can enable MMS, but it depends on the tech you talk to, (and how pleased he is with his job)..I've found that calling in the evenings gives you the best chance of getting MMS enabled. I had it enabled once, but they had a provisioning error and it barfed...so you basically will have to spend time calling and recalling until you get a a tech that knows what they're doing. If the person on the other end sounds stupid (and you'll know)...just hang up and call back.
Anyway, join the group if you're so inclined, and let's let AT&T hear us.