I just got a nice new 32 GB iPhone 3G S yesterday from the Apple Store in Sydney.  It’s quite an interesting shop, but that’s another story.  Anyway, my hotel doesn’t have wireless internet in the rooms which is a pain in the butt, so I was wishing I had one of those 3G modems.  I had heard of hacking the iPhone to make it a 3G modem, but now I find out it’s legit!  It’s called Internet Tethering.  Here is an article that I followed to set it up. 


Make sure you read all the comments etc.  before getting started as some of the links are mixed up.  I got mine working with the telstra.internet not the telstra.iph one.  Also I am using the USB connection as bluetooth would just chew up the phone battery.

It’s nice and fast and means no more need for those 3G dongle things.