is it really free tethering? (O2 UK customers)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jon169, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Jon169 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    question for UK O2 customers, is tethering actually completely free as part of the data package or does it eat into the 500mb limit for example
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    It eats your limit
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Free tethering means you don't need to pay for an extra package, it just uses up your data allowance.
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    As others have said above - O2 simply allow tethering automaticall: The data you use comes out of your data allowance, be it 500mb, 1GB, etc. Any add-ons you add to your data package are also available for tethering.
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Just a couple of notes on this.

    You have to be on a "current" package for this to work (one that started since about March 2011). If you are on an older tariff, it might not include tethering.

    Once you hit your data limit, O2 will slow your connection speed down quite substantially for the rest of the month. There isn't an additional fee. If this happens, you can choose to pay for a one-off data bolt on.

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