Tethering is available with other phones for a fee, but not the iPhone. You have to jailbreak to receive tethering.
Earlier, MMS was denied iPhone owners even though they had to pay for it to receive MMS.
So far this year, I've been without reliable service for about three weeks. New York City. San Francisco. Now Costa Mesa. Well, Costa Mesa appears to offer service on Sunday morning.
Where is the fire breathing attourney when you need one?