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O2 Scraps Mobile Tethering Surcharges & 12 Month Contracts Are Now Available Too.

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Internet tethering is now included by O2 as part of your data allowance. Previously you needed to sign up for a £7.65 bolt-on, and considering the £35-odd monthly cost for a hot new smartphone that wa… Read More
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6y, 4w agoPosted 6 years, 4 weeks ago
Internet tethering is now included by O2 as part of your data allowance. Previously you needed to sign up for a £7.65 bolt-on, and considering the £35-odd monthly cost for a hot new smartphone that was step too far in cost to make it worthwhile.
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#2
From what I see of new tariffs none have data you have to have 1 of 3 bolt ons so bumping prices up/getting more from us anyway.
#3
new or upgrading customer's? so much for our exisiting customers also get the great deals. Upgrading is not true to existing. It's a blindsided statement.
#4
it looks like its only if you take a new contract, with only 500mb data ! so you can tether but you will go over your data allowance and so get charged. its those clever people at o2 giving us a great deal ????? so they scrap the tether charge but get it back thru data charges. clever
1 Like #5
Their tariffs are rubbish, i'd like to be more precise but there really isn't any point!!
1 Like #6
I'm not sure how to vote on this one.

It's good that they now allow you to tether free of charge making use of existing data.
On the other hand, you still have to pay large sums of money for fairly small amounts of data. To get 1GB, you have to pay £10 on top of an already expensive tarrif.

So really, it's a really hot addition to their tarrifs, but their tarrifs themselves remain awful. Really poor value for money compared to the likes of GiffGaff.

For £10 on either network you would get.... (the best deal possible)

GiffGaff - 250 minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited Internet + Free Tethering.
O2 - 100 Minutes + 500 texts. With internet, a total of £13.50 for just 100mb (very small amount).

Edited By: williamj1 on Mar 29, 2011 17:17
#7
if anyone from O2 reads this then this is what we want - yes drop the tethering charge but let us keep our unlimited data. trying to use an iphone for a month on the data alowances you give on new contracts is gona be very expensive. tethering on the unlimited tarrif please
#8
Hmm give with one hand, take with the other.

I'm on a year-old Simplicity that gets me 500MB data, 600 minutes and unlimited texts for £20 (one-month contract). Today, I'd pay £26.50.

I may give the boys at Tesco mobile a ring, as they have UK call centres as well.
#9
tesco are getting very tempting
banned#10
Is it just me or is everything now £6 dearer if you need data? This must be coming from the remaining networks as i doubt one would be stupid enough to effectively remove itself from the marketplace
#11
williamj1
I'm not sure how to vote on this one.

It's good that they now allow you to tether free of charge making use of existing data.
On the other hand, you still have to pay large sums of money for fairly small amounts of data. To get 1GB, you have to pay £10 on top of an already expensive tarrif.

So really, it's a really hot addition to their tarrifs, but their tarrifs themselves remain awful. Really poor value for money compared to the likes of GiffGaff.

For £10 on either network you would get.... (the best deal possible)

GiffGaff - 250 minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited Internet + Free Tethering.
O2 - 100 Minutes + 500 texts. With internet, a total of £13.50 for just 100mb (very small amount).


Not sure where you get your O2 figures from, but for £15 you can have 300mins, unlimited texts, unlimited landline calls (or O2 to O2) and 500mb of data
#12
I changed my iPhone tariff today, now can use my data for tethering only £1.50 extra per month than what i was paying before. much better than the £15 they wanted for tethering beforehand.
#13
toonarmani


Not sure where you get your O2 figures from, but for £15 you can have 300mins, unlimited texts, unlimited landline calls (or O2 to O2) and 500mb of data


I got them from here ...http://www.o2.co.uk/tariffs/paymonthly
But either way it illustrates my point. You get all that for £15 on O2, whereas others like Tesco and GiffGaff give me it for 10, with more texts and more internet. :)


Edited By: williamj1 on Mar 29, 2011 20:03: 1
#14
Orange still charge and you need to be on a business tariff :(
#15
I previously rated 02 very highly, not anymore. I paid off the remainder of my contracted with them due to 3G signal being so bad (in liverpool) and done something I never thought I would do.. went to T-Mobile. £10 sim only deal in January - 600 mins, 500 text, unlimited landlines and 3gb of data (which because its web and walk +) allows tethering. 02 are now just using their good name from the past, for the 1GB of data for extra 10 a month, dare I say you could get another 3 contract with more data for less. If Giffgaff allowed tethering they would be leaps ahead...
#16
williamj1
I'm not sure how to vote on this one.

It's good that they now allow you to tether free of charge making use of existing data.
On the other hand, you still have to pay large sums of money for fairly small amounts of data. To get 1GB, you have to pay £10 on top of an already expensive tarrif.

So really, it's a really hot addition to their tarrifs, but their tarrifs themselves remain awful. Really poor value for money compared to the likes of GiffGaff.

For £10 on either network you would get.... (the best deal possible)

GiffGaff - 250 minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited Internet + Free Tethering.
O2 - 100 Minutes + 500 texts. With internet, a total of £13.50 for just 100mb (very small amount)



Pretty certain that giffgaff does NOT allow you to tether, unless this has changed in the past week
#17
mickgoodie
williamj1
I'm not sure how to vote on this one.

It's good that they now allow you to tether free of charge making use of existing data.
On the other hand, you still have to pay large sums of money for fairly small amounts of data. To get 1GB, you have to pay £10 on top of an already expensive tarrif.

So really, it's a really hot addition to their tarrifs, but their tarrifs themselves remain awful. Really poor value for money compared to the likes of GiffGaff.

For £10 on either network you would get.... (the best deal possible)

GiffGaff - 250 minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited Internet + Free Tethering.
O2 - 100 Minutes + 500 texts. With internet, a total of £13.50 for just 100mb (very small amount)



Pretty certain that giffgaff does NOT allow you to tether, unless this has changed in the past week


I said nothing. :/
#18
Happy to be corrected, but I believe 3 is currently the only operator providing genuinely unlimited data including tethering on either a 12m sim-only contract @ £25 / month, or 24m contract with handset for £25+ / month.
Ridiculous monthly inclusive allowances of
7,000 mins total
5,000 txts
genuinely unlimted data inc tethering
http://www.three.co.uk/Pay_Monthly/Our_plans_prices
#19
Hi
This new tariffs are really expensive, i thought few times about changing to cheaper options from my £20 1mnth sim 600 min/1200txt/(un)limited data (o2 cuts if you exceed i think 5gb/mnth they did twice for me) because im not using more than 300mins but for £20 is no option which is better plus they include mms in data bolt on, so maybe they will now charge separate for mms (normally is taken from txts allowance), and maybe for video calls which is a part of minutes allowance

Edited By: spag on Apr 03, 2011 21:26
#20
dcx_badass
I'm on an O2 simplicity with unlimited data and used like 2gb tethered in a month before no problems.


same plan i've used 10gb with no problem either

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