Tether Relaunches $30/year HTML5-based iPhone Tethering Service

Tether is back this time with a ;new program designed to offer iPhone users a way to tether their devices by just setting up an Ad-Hoc network on their Mac, connect to that network from the iPhone, turn on their Mac app and then just login to iTether's HTML5-based to get started."Tether first made news, […]

Tether is back this time with a ;new program designed to offer iPhone users a way to tether their devices by just setting up an Ad-Hoc network on their Mac, connect to that network from the iPhone, turn on their Mac app and then just login to iTether's HTML5-based to get started.

"Tether first made news, when in November 2011, Apple accidentally allowed their app in to the iTunes App Store. The $14.99 piece of iPhone software allowed anyone to simply download the iPhone app, install a Mac app, and have unlimited tethering by way of a USB cable."

Tether now provides 500,000 BlackBerry and Android users with a dependable Internet connection for their laptops and desktops, using their existing smartphone data plans.

The company explains, the new version for the iPhone is purely based on HTML5 and creates a completely wireless connection over AdHoc. It will also work with jailbroken iPhones as well as iPads. This circumvents the need of buying the application directly from Apple's App Store and allows any iPhone or iPad with a data connection to allow tethering.

The company tells us that their patent pending technology works with 3G connections, is data encrypted, and that the entire experience is wireless. No USB connection is required like in their old iOS-application-based solution.

The service costs $30 per year. However, the new iTether will be sold for $15 to those who order during this launch week.

Here is the iPhone Tethering in action: