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Re: They are only allowing FaceTime on the iPhone 5.
get off your high horse i-wolf (as u seem to think all iphone fans are isheeple), have u owned iphone yourself? on att network? Att doesn't block anything over the air, they simply push OTA upgrade that either enables/disables functionality on your phone depending on which plan you subscribe too.
For tethering, etc jailbreak is a good remedy but its not available yet for iphone 5.
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Only iPhone fans that think Apple invented everything are iSheepie, not all iPhone fans. Does jailbreaking automatically enable tethering or do you have to do 1 of the 2 things that can be done about AT&T disabling it on Android, which is root(sorta like jailbreaking, but more akin to root under nix, which Android is based upon but does not need hacks to access on a nix PC) then install an app that invokes masquerade, iptables, and dhcpd to provide a virtulal nat and bypasses the blocked native feature altogether? Or does it actually unblock the native feature? Just curious. Since there are no custom roms like Android(unmolested by AT&T though I tend to slowly mod a rooted stock to avoid unforseen issues these days). I am rather surprised Apple would give anyone(even AT&T) direct control over any of their OS features. Android, not so surprising as Google left it up for others to modify, including manufacturers, modders, and carriers(a double edged sword that gave us some beautiful ROMS, but many ridiculously locked down phones by default, some with horrible API implementations). As a power user, I am unimpressed with the iPhone. But, it is a good consumer device that I have bought for a couple family members and sold mine to a friend. Those that want some conveniences of a smartphone, but does not want to tear at its guts and push it to its limits. The iPhone is more friendly for them die to the lack of Android's fragmentation issue touched upon above.
A fool thinks they know everything.
A wise person knows enough to know they couldn't possibly know everything.
There are zealots for every OS, like every religion. They do not represent the majority of users for either.
TetherMe app on Cydia unlocks tethering functionality on all carriers and it also lets you change APN settings. But other apps like PDANet mywii only just turns your wi-fi into broadcast AP.
phones are not only devices where manufacturers give control over them to service providers that use them, for example cable providers can lock/unlock dvr in your set up box, cable/dsl modems get pushed config files that set max speed parameters, siriusXM radios will have some channels unavailable if you switch to a cheaper plan, etc