Join Date: May 2002
Location: A charted un-desert isle
You can tether a computer or other device to your iPhone4 via Bluetooth as well, so you don't need to be physically connected by USB cable.
Also, I discovered on BC Ferries one day that both my wife and I could connect our MacBooks via Bluetooth to my iPhone's data connection. We didn't have any other Macs around to see if we could get more than two connected.
But back on topic, I'm curious to see how Verizon fares with the onslaught of people looking for the "faster lane of traffic" on a network technology that's a little slower (CDMA 3G vs. GSM 3G).
AT&T probably thought they were prepared as well back in 2007. I'm sure Verizon thinks they're ready, but when two million people in NYC are all tethering at the same time......again, I'm curious to see.
I have used a Verizon MiFi while in the US, and it is noticeably slower than when I tether with my iPhone on Rogers in Canada. In fact, there have been plenty of times where it feels closer in speed to a good dial-up connection. Sure, the coverage is there just about everywhere, but speed - not pretty at all.