Telefonica will not charge for using 'tethering'

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  1. Mess macrumors 6502

    Mess

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    Just found an interesting artical over on the O2 forums regarding tethering, that telephonica will not charge for tethering as "The "internet sharing is a feature included in the price data and therefore is not considered an extra service or pay more for it."

    So looks like o2 cant enforce it as they are owned by telephonica??

    Here is the news artical:

    http://translate.google.com/transla...lefonica-movistar&sl=es&tl=en&history_state0=

    Heres a link to the O2 forum thread: http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=21096

    Andy
     
  2. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    That announcement only deals with Telefonica's pricing for services within the Spanish market. It doesn't impose any obligation for them (or their subsidiaries) to follow the same pricing scheme anywhere else, such as in the UK market.
     
  3. samab macrumors 6502a

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    Telefonica in Spain also has iphone data plans with 100 MB per month data allowance --- you are going to blow your entire month's iphone data allowance within minutes of tethering your laptop.
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    Sorry, but that is a ridiculous statement - O2 can do what they want as they are in a different territory and set their own tariffs.
     
  5. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    And at that point, Telefonica will simply convert you to a 64 kbps upload and 128 kbps download connection unlimited volume* for the remainder of the month. So what?

    *Ok, if you do the math, given a limited flow rate over a finite period of time, there is a physical limit on the volume. Assuming a 31-day month, and accessing data on a purely uploading basis uninterrupted 24/7 during that time, you physically cannot exceed (64kbps * 60s/m * 60m/h * 24h/d * 31d/M * (1/8)B/b =) 21427200000 bytes, or approximately 20 GB per month.
     
  6. sananda macrumors 68020

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    I think that's just wishful thinking.
     

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