04-07-2012 04:38 PM
I have a 500MB mobile plan with 1GB of BT Openzone. I run the Blackberry Torch 9800 (and I'm considering an upgrade to the Motorola Razr MAXX) but I would like to know if I'll be charged for tethering, or what the actual definition would constitute as.
So I want to be able to use my university laptop with my phone to be able to get internet access on the laptop through my phone's data plan. Is that tethering? How about if the phone is used as a WiFi hotspot? The Razr MAXX lets me do this.
I've heard that some companies do not charge for tethering, but Vodafone does? So am I better off moving to a different service provider who can accomodate these features? I use a very small percentage of the allowance that I pay for, so is there no way to cut a deal to get tethering for free on my contract?
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04-07-2012 04:54 PM
Firstly the mobile hotspot feature you intend on using is indeed classed as tethering.
The good news though, Vodafone do not charge for tethering. You are free to use your inclusive data allowance as you wish. Just beware that browsing on a laptop will soon eat up your 500MB so if you intend on using it a lot you might want to look at the tethering pack for your account, this will give you an extra 2GB.
04-07-2012 10:07 PM
You only pay the £15 if you want the additional data.
One other thing to not if you wanted a slightly cheaper option there is a £5 web pack that gives you an additional 500MB, might be worth looking at if your original 500MB isnt enough but 2GB is too much