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3 Sim only 600 & iPhone tethering

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by pioneer2000, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. pioneer2000

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 4,504

    Location: Essex

    I've just switched to 3 with a sim only 600 contract and am trying to ascertain whether or not I can use the tethering feature that having a 3 sim enables?

    3 seem to suggest I cannot, as it is only available on the ONE plan... but how would they know? I was hoping I could use tethering via iOS (with any usage coming our of my data allowance) as have been using MiWi previously without any additional charges obviously.

    They're also saying that 3 charge 10p per MB over your data limit.... does that sound correct? Do they not provide a warning once your near your limit?

    :confused:
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. Robbo

    Don

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

    Posts: 49,482

    Three wont enable it on the iPhone, you have to Jailbreak in order to tether unless you're on The One Plan (or have all you can eat data).
     
  3. pioneer2000

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 4,504

    Location: Essex

    Well the option is enabled and I can activate tethering... so a bit confused why it's enabled if it's only allowed on "The One Plan"?
     
  4. Robbo

    Don

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

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    Ah, ok then. I imagine it will come out of your data plan as normal then.

    You probably will get a warning when near the limit, but I'd check with them.
     
  5. pioneer2000

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 4,504

    Location: Essex

    Well that's what's weird- i've asked 3 and they say it's only available on the one plan... Am wondering if I use it, will I be charged extra...

    3 website clearly says: "Internet allowance is not for use as a modem. 10p/MB if allowance exceeded. Terms apply." hmmmmm
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  6. LPC-6

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 19, 2011

    Posts: 37

    I think as long as you don't go over your allowance you're fine.I have a plan with 2gb of data, and use it with a internet stick occasionally, never been charged. I think tethering with a mobile device should be fine. Give it a try and check your balance online, if you get charged, then stop...
     


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