06-06-2012 12:43 PM
I'm planning on moving from O2 to Vodafone but i keep finding different information on whether tethering is included in my monthly data usage or if its all extra costs the moment i activate tethering
I'm going for the £10.50 300 min, unlimited texts, 500Mb option
Would someone be able to confirm?
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06-06-2012 01:04 PM
Tethering is included on all iphone tariffs from around the middle of last year. As long as you stick to your monthly allowance there will be no additional charge. If you find yourself going over your allowance you might want to look at one of the tethering packs available
I assume you know already but just in case you can find instructions of how to tether your iPhone here
06-06-2012 05:12 PM
The question here is specific to sim-only - I have been given two different answers by Vodafone sales but the last person seemed convinced that on a 12 month sim-only contract tethering was only available by purchasing an additional tethering pack...
I'm going to call again.
06-06-2012 06:53 PM
08-06-2012 01:56 PM
Thank you for your posts and a very warm welcome to the eForum.
Tethering is included as part of the data in all of the new price plans including SIM only and the plan you have described is, this can be seen on our SIM only tariffs.
It would be amazing if you could take 30 seconds to complete a quick survey to aid my development.
09-06-2012 11:09 PM
10-06-2012 01:52 AM
As per Dave's statement above SIM only contracts with a dataplan include tethering.
Also there is no longer any iPhone specific SIM only plans, they all now come under the 'Smartphone' umbrella.
Only Blackberry now requires specific plans because of the BBS subscription needed.
18-06-2012 12:38 AM
20-06-2012 05:15 PM
Hi there Gdraft,
Thanks for your post. Sure, we can help with this
I've sent you a PM which can be accessed here. If you could follow the instructions in the PM and send us your details one of the team will be with you as soon as they can.
24-06-2012 12:57 PM
26-06-2012 12:04 PM
Thank you for your post and a very warm welcome to the eForum.
So we can investigate this for you please follow the Private Message I have sent to you and either myself or one of the team will be in touch as soon as we can.
You can find your PM inbox here.
30-06-2012 10:38 AM
Apologies for going over old ground, but I was thinking of signing up to a SIM only plan for myself and my wife. Could you please confirm that iPhone tethering is definitely included within the plan and that no additional charge/bolt-on would be required?
Would we need to request that one of the tech team on this forum looks at our SIM only accounts once we've signed up in order to activate the tethering?
02-07-2012 01:48 PM
My experience has been that the £20.50 SIM Only(12-Month) tariff hasn't got tethering enabled. I think there's a problem on the way the tariff has been set up.
The £26.00 12-month SIM only plan has got tethering enabled.
Not sure why the £20.50 plan doesn't have this enabled. I'm still waiting for Vodafone to check and resolve this.
03-07-2012 12:58 PM
I have raised this before but still hasnt been sorted. The 12-Month Sim Only plan with 900 minutes; 1GB data, unlimited texts for £20.50 per month (normally £26 per month) doesnt have this enabled. Having called customer services several times they haven't been able to sort this out. They just say that tethering isn't enabled and I need to take a seperate package for this. One of them even said that for tethering I need to be in a BT Openzone hotspot - obviously doesn't know what tethering is!
On the 12 month SIM only plan for £26 - 3000 minutes; 1GB data unlimited texts I can confirm that tethering works perfectly. It's just the 900 minute plan that it definitely doesn't work. Have tried it on 3 seperate contracts ; my brother; my wife and myself.
I got a PM and provided my details but disappointingly still hasn't been resolved.
04-07-2012 12:15 PM
I have now had a call from Vodafone and they have confirmed that the SIM Only 12-month deal for £20.50 (900 Minutes; 1GB Data; Unlimited Texts and UK calls to Vodafone) does not have tethering enabled becuase it's on a special offer. Normal tariff is £26 and it's been discounted to £20.50 The tariff actually appears on the online page the link of which has been posted by on the the mods in an earlier post. He acknowledged that the forum is a bit misleading when it says that all new SIM only tariffs have tethering included. He offered to put me on a £26.00 tariff which would include tethering.
I then called to cancel my contract and after much debate (30 minutes on the phone) they managed to put me on a similar price plan at the same cost and enable tethering. At least it's sorted but it wasn't simple!
Vodafone need to look at this before confirming (incorrectly) that tethering is enabled on ALL SIM only price plans.
05-07-2012 03:37 PM
Thank you for your posts and I am pleased this has now been resolved.
I understand that this has caused you frustration and please accept our sincerest apologies for any confusion that this has caused.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be with you as soon as we can.
18-07-2012 01:11 PM - edited 18-07-2012 01:12 PM
Hi Dave and other Vodafone Tech's on this forum.
Just switched from O2 to Vodafone. Took the £26 (on offer at £20.50). As no iPhone option on the Sim Only plans I took the Smartphone option, seemed like the obvious one yeah!
Read this Forum and made sure Tethering was included, and based on you guys comments it is.
Got connected with my new Vodafone sim on my iPhone and guess what, no tethering. I call customer services to be told that ONLY ON AN IPHONE is it NOT included, I actually need an iPhone plan which is only available with a phone and not on Sim Only.
The guy spoke with his manager and then with Tech and I was on the phone for over 30 mins. Here I am now stuck on a plan that doesn't tether, which is one of my main requirements.
You guys really need to get your story straight.
For anyone else. If you have your own iPhone and you're coming over as Sim Only - there is NO OPTION to tether. All other devices are included under the "Smartphone" option, just not iPhone.
Customer for only a week and already hacked off!
19-07-2012 11:39 AM
Thanks for posting. As the tethering doesn't seem enabled with this promotional plan, my team will be happy to make the necessary arrangements to get it added. Could you email us using the instructions I've sent via Private Message? You can find your PM inbox here.