TetherMe, MyWi alternative – Cheaper and Better!

Hopefully you guys didn't shell out the $20 for like I did already. Don't get me wrong, is a great app and the price is equal to one month of through AT&T so it's definitely worth it. HOWEVER, a new app has recently been released that is even BETTER and it's cheaper to boot. This app, unlike , also enables tethering instead of just tethering. Also the app installs right into the settings on your springboard so you don't even need to open an app to tether. If you are looking for a cheap alternative to , look no further, has arrived and it's only $1.99!

Of course, not everything about TetherMe can be better than MyWi so it comes down to what you intend to use your tethering for. Make your decision by viewing the advantages and disadvantages below:

Advantages:

  • PRICE - TetherMe is $1.99 compared to MyWi which is $19.99
  • No application - TetherMe enables the built-in tethering function so it is configured in your devices settings screen just as if you had purchased the tethering package from AT&T, you don't have to open an app to tether, you just need to enable tethering in your network settings and you're good to go!
  • Bluetooth enabled - The option to enable tethering via Bluetooth is one feature that TetherMe has that MyWi doesn't.

Disadvantages:

  • TetherMe does not offer a "hot-spot" option. You can only tether your 3G connection to a single device whereas with MyWi you can create a wireless ad-hoc hot-spot that any number of devices can connect to.

So, basically, if you are looking for an app that will allow you to share your 3G connection with multiple devices and/or people, then MyWi is probably your best bet. However, if you are just looking for a way to tether 3G connection for yourself without spending a fortune then TetherMe is a sure bet!

Just type "TetherMe" in Cydia to purchase/download

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  • Rutger

    Eeuhm… installed both, but TetherMe doesn’t give me a WiFi option for tethering, which I need for my iPad (and when on the move and when I don’t want to plug in an usb cable..

  • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

    You can easily tether your 3g to your computer and then create an adhoc network from your computer to allow your iPad to connect to the network wirelessly.

    • Percy

      who wants to carry an iphone, an ipad and a macbook all the time?

      • Eric

        Lol, the true apple fan.

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  • Woody

    It is now $5! Purchased the app from Cydia clicked “install” it began the process and got STUCK @ “Preparing TetherMe”! Home button & iPhone froze. Had to completely “reboot” phone. They got my five bucks but MiWi will get twenty!!

  • jr

    i have used my-wi for almost 6 months & now tether me for several weeks..

    unlike some post suggest, i use tether me as a hotspot, one laptop, one ipad.. works great
    tether me is more stable that my wi.. alot more
    tether me connects quicker than my wi
    tether me seems MUCH faster download speed.. dont know why that is.. but it is..
    my wi shows usage.. i miss that, but not enough to switch

    so, i would rather pay $5 for tetherme, than have my-wi for free…

  • jim

    i have tried both including pdanet. on an andriod pdanet is awesome. i tried mywi for two yrs on my iphone 4 and 4s. it started off good. i have never got charged for tethering. i use my computer, ipad and also xbox.. as updates came out for mywi the connection became more and more unstable. after an hour everything im on disconnects and i have to reset my phone and rename the network.i downloaded tetherme and its much better. it connects loads faster and holds a stable connection. far better

    • JaeM1llz

      Agreed!