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    I sold my iPhone 3G 8GB a month or so ago in preparation for the new iPhone (Had a feeling hotdeals would flood with them once the new ones were announced)

    Quite content with the software / hardware upgrades.. Wasnt revolutionary but Apple never really tend to leap forward on new releases, more progress steadily. The prices of the handset on contract with O2 was a little steep, on top of a £35 a month 18 month contract.

    Then i notice.. £15 a month for 3GB a month of internet tethering.. A little shocked since the contract itself includes data.. Not to mention the fact when ive been on Orange / T-Mobile with a data plan, it made no exceptions for tethering.

    I love the iPhone. Think it has the best GUI you can get. But that is ridicules. How anyone can see paying £180 on top of a £35 a month contract, then £15 for the luxury of 3GB tethering data a month as good value.. Ive no idea..

    You always pay a premium for Apple products.. Granted, we all saw a large on top cash amount with the contract coming from a mile away. I didnt think however, O2 would be stupid enough to try and grossly overvalue their stuff at the same time.

    Ordered a HTC Touch Pro 2 today on T-mobile with web&walk.

    O2 can literally kiss my money goodbye.

    In my opinion Web Data is Web Data.. You have Unlimited Data you should get exactly that Sure you could argue a concern that tethering would encourage much larger use. Eg: piracy downloads. Fortunately you fix that problem putting a fair use policy on tethering data and just throttle people back if they exceed it.

    Instead this just seems like they want to charge you 2x for data

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    Banned

    tethering is expensive regardless

    why do you need to?



    i think its apple who are charging o2 so its bye bye apple lol

    Id love a iphone but £35 a month tied into a contract for 2 years is just a joke

    Ive got a nokai 5800 £15 a month for 24 months which is £360 - gives me unlimited texts and 500 mins - phones worth £150 so really £8.75 a month for the usage - but iphone is £35 a month and you dont get unlimited texts/ calls jsut online is unlimited

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    casparwhite;5496908

    tethering is expensive regardlesswhy do you need to?i think its apple who … tethering is expensive regardlesswhy do you need to?i think its apple who are charging o2 so its bye bye apple lol



    How can Apple charge 02 for tethering – It’s 02’s network, not Apples.

    Also tethering is no more expensive than using the iPhone to surf – it just means that usage may increase.

    Which as explained, is easily fixed by putting a fair usage policy upon tethering, (Like they have with the plan itself of 3GB).

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    spritey;5496950

    How can Apple charge 02 for tethering – It’s 02’s network, not Apple … How can Apple charge 02 for tethering – It’s 02’s network, not Apples.Also tethering is no more expensive than using the iPhone to surf – it just means that usage may increase. Which as explained, is easily fixed by putting a fair usage policy upon tethering, (Like they have with the plan itself of 3GB).



    not for tethering for the phone itself!!

    also why do you need to tether? its expensive regardless of the network or phone

    Maybe one reason could be down to the fact that by tethering via a Laptop or PC you are more likely to use more data.

    Original Poster

    Trauts78;5497032

    Maybe one reason could be down to the fact that by tethering via a Laptop … Maybe one reason could be down to the fact that by tethering via a Laptop or PC you are more likely to use more data.



    Yes it may encourage more usage – why not however add a fair usage policy for tethering. Orange / T-Mobile both have fair usage policies and these cover the data used by your mobile. It doesn’t distinguish between data used on the mobile or tethering.

    Which is why it seems more of a way to capitalize on the iPhone tariff wise.

    I mean 02 already subsidize the iPhone less than they do other phones of equal value (You’ll find 02 will subsidize expensive top end Samsung, Sony and HTC phones much more heavily than they would an iPhone. Which i was fine with..

    But to be over charged on both tariff and hardware.. Really takes the ****.

    Someone will probably jailbreak it to allow it to be used with the free bolton.

    I'm getting it annyway, I already have mobile bb.

    I would hardly say its a rip off, the other companys have fair usage policies that would prob be used in a few hours tethering and using media, o2 have no fair usage policy on their phone data usage.

    Banned

    Simples

    Dont tether

    Job done

    dimebars;5497345

    SimplesDont tetherJob done


    First thing I've ever agreed with Dimebars on.

    Banned

    like i said in the first post......why do you neeed to tether?

    of course they are not gonna give you that for free otherwise nobody would require a bb connection

    In essance you pay for unlimited internet - yet to actually get in a situation were you can use it again you have to pay AGAIN.

    It's a rip-off - but they can do it as they have the iPhone exclusively...

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    Jakg;5504004

    In essance you pay for unlimited internet - yet to actually get in a … In essance you pay for unlimited internet - yet to actually get in a situation were you can use it again you have to pay AGAIN.It's a rip-off - but they can do it as they have the iPhone exclusively...



    hardly a rip off yoiu still get unlimited browsing on ur phone

    they are only stopping people from using the phone as a full time bb connection ie tethering, which woul lead to people canceling bb connection

    as far as i see it? or am i wrong

    please explain why you need to tether
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