What’s Tethering Worth To You?

On January 10, 2009

As much as I really don’t want to give AT&T wireless another penny, I am pretty darn excited about the possibility of an official tethering plan so that you can use your iPhone as a wireless modem.

I have a copy of (the notorious, banned) netshare on my iPhone but I’ve been hesitant to use it for fear of the "AT&T bandwidth police" tracking me down and hassling me.

My iPhone is great for surfing the web and now that I have a copy of LogMeIn on it I have the ability to access and control my home iMac no matter where I might be. But there are still times when I would really like to be able to use my notebook when out and about and not near WiFi. So I’ve been planning on signing up for a tethering plan as soon as it becomes available even at the reported $30 a month charge that has been widely reported.

Now, however, there are rumors running around the web that the plan might actually be significantly cheaper

— perhaps as low as $10 per month. While I’m not inclined to believe such rumors, I would certainly be more than pleased if they were true. 

So here’s my question — are you inclined to sign up for tethering plan when it becomes available? If so — how much would you be willing to pay? Is it worth a $10 per month increase in your bill? $20 per month? $30 per month?

Here’s to hoping we know the official answer to the question of how much tethering cost soon.