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    Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

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      Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      If so, do you know if the data allowance also includes tethering usage?

      I've just tried their live chat and they didn't know!!!

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      The 2011 tariffs (which had data as a separate "Bolt On") did include tethering as part of the Bolt On's allowance.

      I can't find any clear mention of it on the O2 website for the 2012 tariffs.

      What phone do you have? What tariff?

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      I know, the website is useless.

      I'm on Orange at the moment but out of contract in a month so looking at options. The 26pm O2 for unlimited texts and mins with 1Gb of data looked a good deal but I cant find anything about tethering.

      Vodafone now includes tethering as standard. Three is either free or 5pm dependent on tariff. Orange is fiver, but they're tariff is expensive.

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      If I had to guess, I'd say that it does include it. O2's pre-2011 tariffs never included tethering, and you had to have a separate Bolt On just for tethering. But, when the tariffs changed last year and the data allowance was separated into a Data Bolt On, the tethering was actually included in that.

      For 2012, O2 seems to have gone back to having the data allowance within the actual tariff, instead of a Bolt On, but I can't see anything about a separate tethering Bolt On.

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      Ah, actually, it seems that the data allowance is still done as a separate Bolt On as with the 2011 tariffs, it's just not as clear as it used to be as it's added automatically.

      Tariffs - O2 Pay monthly tariffs

      Data Usage > Need more info on data?

      Need more info on data?

      If your phone is compatible, all our data Bolt Ons will let you tether. We won't charge you anything extra, but we'll take any data you use out of your data allowance. And don't worry. You'll be able to change your data Bolt On each month if you decide later on that you need a different amount of data.
      EDIT: Not sure if that is the same for the iPhone 5 (if that is what you are after), but I don't see why not. It would help if the O2 website wasn't so poor.

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      It's so unclear. I can find this article from May 2011, but whether that still applies is anyone's guess

      O2 tethering explained: phones, tariffs and bolt ons

      Does tethering cost extra?
      Not a penny! If you opt for one of our latest Pay Monthly tariffs with 500MB or 1GB of data, tethering is free. That means you can use your data allowance in the way that best suits you.

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      The O2 Twitter team can be quite useful. You could try asking them.

      O2 in the UK (O2) on Twitter


      I do think it is included, though. There's no sign of a separate Bolt On for tethering anymore.

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      Blimey, an immediate answer from the twitter team and it is included!!

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      Re: Anyone recently joined O2's on and on plans?

      Good to know

     

     

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