Some users, however, pointed out that iPhone tethering isn't explicitly banned by all mobile operators, and that NetShare may show up in the App Store for users outside the United States. "The app may not violate a [terms of service agreement] of a different iPhone carrier, but in the US it does violate AT&T's TOS," said someone identified as "janey" in a thread on a MacRumors' message forum. "Apple has separate App Stores for the countries. It looks like it's an Apple ****up selling it in the US App Store."
Nullriver held out that hold as well. Its online statement concluded: "At the very least, we hope Apple will allow it to be used in countries where the provider does permit tethering."
When it was available on the App Store, NetShare was priced at $9.99. By the agreements it strikes with developers, Apple keeps 30 percent of all App Store sale revenues.
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