iPhone tethering app pulled minutes after debut, restored again

A new application from Nullriver called NetShare that enables Apple's iPhone to share EDGE or 3G connections with other devices to create a portable WiFi hotspot of sorts briefly appeared on Apple's App store but was pulled minutes later and then restored again the next day.

The app, which costs $10, shares the iPhone's EDGE or 3G, connection with a PC, providing a ubiquitous Internet connection. Naturally, mobile operators aren't very happy about the prospect of these roving WiFi hotspots created by one connection as they don't want users getting a free ride on their data networks. Tethering services violate AT&T's terms of service.

Nullriver says it is trying to find out from Apple why the app was pulled, but has yet to receive an answer from the company.

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