15 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone
If you've never considered jailbreaking your iPhone, these handy hack helpers, apps and tweaks might sway you
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | PC World | Published: 14:30, 15 November 11
The ability to ailbreak an iOS 5 device is well on its way to becoming a reality (already you can do a tethered jailbreak, which means that you must be connected to your computer every time you reboot). But why would you want to jailbreak your iPhone in the first place, considering that it could damage your phone?
The reason is to to take advantage of the enhanced features available for jailbroken devices. Here are 15 apps and tweaks that might convince you that jailbreaking isn't all that bad.
Reminder: Jailbreaking an iPhone can void its warranty.
MyWi and My3G
My3G lets you do things in 3G that you can normally do only in Wi-Fi, such as video chat using FaceTime or download apps larger than 20MB.MyWi ($19.99) lets you transform your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Of course, you can do this in iOS, too - but it'll cost you in carrier charges. That said, AT&T can now figure out whether you're using a free Wi-Fi hotspot app to get around its charges, so you may get charged anyway.