10-04-2012 10:38 AM
So I have an iPhone 4S and would like to set up tethering on the phone, for example, use the internet on my iPad by tethering through my phone.
I understand I need the Personal Hotspot. So when I select in Setting > Network, it just takes me to this link, which is no good: www.vodafone.co.uk/help/iphone
what do i need to do so i can make it work?
10-04-2012 12:36 PM
have a look at the thering info here :-
15-04-2012 12:19 PM
I have exactly the same problem, trying to set up my iPhone 4S to my iPad- the Vodafone help page says that I need to go into General -> Networks -> Internet Tethering but there is no option for that, just "Set up Personal Hotspot" which goes to a message suggesting a help page when clicked. It won't let me update any settings. Please help.
16-04-2012 12:52 PM
Hi EH34 and welcome to the eForum
So you don’t get any option to turn personal hotspot on?
If so it might be that you need to have something amended on your account. To do this I’ll send you a private message explaining exactly how you can get in touch with us.
You can find your PM inbox here
19-04-2012 07:26 PM
Hi there john876,
Hmmm...it could also be account related for you.
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.
For anyone else reading, any one of our customer service channels will be able to check whether tethering is enabled on your account
20-04-2012 09:12 AM
I've just spoken to the tech team. I'm being told by them that I cannot have tethering switched on as I am now on a Sim only deal having switched when my contract ended in October.
I was told that if I want tethering added I need to switch to an iphone contract. Is this correct? I don't see why I need to be on an iphone contract when I have a data allowance anyway??
If so I think it's an absolute joke considering I have been with vodafone for years and have two contracts with them!
22-04-2012 03:27 PM
23-07-2012 08:51 PM
Dear Vodafone people, I too am having the following problem. Please help...
I have an iPhone 4S and would like to set up tethering on the phone, for example, use the internet on my iPad bytethering through my phone. I understand I need the Personal Hotspot. So when I select in Setting > Network, it just takes me to this link, which is no good:www.vodafone.co.uk/help/iphone. What do i need to do so i can make it work? I gather Vodafone needs to do something to my account to enable this to happen.
I'm on a Sim only deal (I pay for both myself and my partner's SIM only dual deal on the same account) which has been in existence for over a year. But I've been a loyal Vodafone customer long before that. I also DO NOT want to have to switch to an iphone contract. I don't see why I need to be on an iphone contract when I have a data allowance anyway?
By the way, I cannot understand why I have 500MB limit of data on my phone plan when initally it was agreed to be unlimited, along with unlimited text. I don't remember being notified of this change. I see I am due an upgrade on my account and would like this lifting up to 1Gb at no extra charge (not that I use it that much anyway).
I have been a loyal customer for ages.... so please can someone at Vodafone help me. I think it might be time for me to move to O2 if Vodafone cannot show me any loyalty and respect back.
I'll let the rest of you know (public readership) know how I get on with Vodafone.
25-07-2012 09:45 AM - edited 25-07-2012 09:45 AM
If you're using an iPhone, I'm afraid you'll need to take an iPhone plan. These have specific APN's and are designed to get the most out of the handset and are set up in accordance to the agreements we have with the manufacturer. We do have plans available with 1GB of data, however much like any other allowances such as minutes, these may cost more as you're getting more inclusive usage.
My team will be happy to look at your upgrade options for you should you wish to retain your loyalty. Simply email us directly using the instructions I've sent via Private Message and we'll see if we can accommodate your needs. You can find your PM inbox here.
You can also find details as to the 2010 changes which made the 500MB fair usage policy of our old 'Unlimited Data' allowances a solid cap here. This would have been communicated to you via post and/or text up to 30 days before the changes as per the terms and conditions of your contract agreement.
17-03-2013 07:02 PM
I have an iPhone 4and would like to set up tethering on the phone, for example, use the internet on my iPad bytethering through my phone. I understand I need the Personal Hotspot. So when I select in Setting > Network, it just takes me to this link, which is no good:www.vodafone.co.uk/help/iphone.
The hotspot used to work fine. I have had in store tech from both Vodafone and Apple looking at this. I went through a reinstall of iphone settings as well as just reinstall network settings.
I have data allowance and a proper iphone contract, so what's up? What do i need to do so i can make it work? I gather Vodafone needs to do something to my account to enable this to happen?
18-03-2013 01:45 PM
Welcome to the forum!
I’m sorry to see you’re having problems setting up tethering on your phone. Don’t worry though, we’ll get this sorted.
I’ve sent you a quick PM, please follow the instructions on the PM and one of our team will be able to take a look at your issue in more detail.
You can find your PM inbox here.
27-03-2013 12:14 PM
Can you please send me the instructions for tethering iPhone 4S as well as I have about 70 users this needs to be active for. Customer Service tell me it is available on our plan.