Besides Qik video streaming, currently the number one reason to jailbreak your iPhone is easy, fast, wifi tethering.  We currently use PDANet which takes about 10 seconds to get going and runs fantastically over Wifi.  You can even attach more than one computer and all of your Internet apps work (unlike NetShare).  The one downside is that it does wear the battery down pretty durn fast.  Not a problem if you just plug into your laptop’s USB however.

Back to the news at hand.  AT&T is announcing that they are going to probably make some sort of 3G tethering plan available.  Bluetooth?  USB?  Wifi?  No one knows.  However, what’s almost certain is that it will cost more than the PDANet’s $Free.99.

You’ll have to excuse us if we’re not excited.

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