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Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Hi,

 

Can I connect to the internet with my iPad 2 using my iPhones data plan through the personal hotspot feature? Does this cost extra?

 

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  Ger.

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Yes, you can use your 1GB allowance on both mobile internet usage and the personal hotspot, or tethering, feature. It won't cost any extra, unless you go over the 1GB, keep an eye on your usage in the My O2 section of O2.ie.
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Excellent! Thank you!

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Hi

 

I'm on O2 advance 150 with 'unlimited data' - up to my last recent check tethering wasn't allowed this plan. Has it changed with "personal hotspot"?

Can i tether my laptop  with my iphone & whats the allowance

 

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

 


carpediem wrote:

Hi

 

I'm on O2 advance 150 with 'unlimited data' - up to my last recent check tethering wasn't allowed this plan. Has it changed with "personal hotspot"?

Can i tether my laptop  with my iphone & whats the allowance

 

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pretty sure this was clarified in another post but once you have "unlimited" data you WILL be charged for using the personal hotspot! "unlimited" only covers data usage on the actual device:smileysurprised:

 

 

maybe worth getting a definitve answer from a mod?

 

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

No you're absolutely correct psycho. Tethering/hotspotting on the unlimited data plan will incur charges
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Thanks for the replies guys,

sorry if it was answered already!

I called o2 custmoer care earlier- but the person I was speaking to didn't seem to know much about it !  she thought it was an iPhone issue.

Anyway -looks like I need the extra 1GB for tethering but will clarify with a moderator.

 

Thanks ;-)

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

The lads are right but thanks for checking it before using it :smileyhappy:

If you want to tether/use the hotspot you will need to get the add-on.
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As long as you stay within your allowance you are OK.
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

No one else got a giggle out of this? No? No one? He he :smileyhappy:

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

Sometimes it is funny when you have to explain it!

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

 


O2_Daryll wrote:
As long as you stay within your allowance you are OK.

 

Hi Daryll,

 

Thanks for clarifying.

....But....ONLY because you added a second post to the thread....I just wanted to clarify further :smileyindifferent:

It's as long as I stay within my allowance in the 'add on 1GB' ??? Not within my "unlimited data" plan allowance??

Thanks!!

 

Harry Houdiniii! good one! :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

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I think Daryll was replying to Harry there! You need to stay within your 1Gb add on or you will be charged.

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Ok! I think I might've knew that... Just grasping at straws here! :smileywink:

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost extra?

:smileyvery-happy: Don't be tempted to use any of the unlimited data allowance to tether

or you'll be fleeced!

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost e

Hi o2_sheena i have a quick question i'm on 40 € bill pay and have unlimited usage of internet and i used hotspot only one for maybe 2 hours and o2 wamt to charge me 400€ how is that posiblle?
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Yes that is very possible. It is not a matter of time rather the amount of data used in that time.
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost e

Thanks o2 darryl but anyway i got 200€ off that because i didn't know but still own them 200€
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost e

It appears the first "official" answer on this page is wrong. This is the highest ranking google result on the page. Could you edit the post to clarify and post a link to the official policy, the thread is confusing.
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Which part are you finding confusing or think is wrong?

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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost e

@O2_Sheena "It won't cost any extra, unless you go over the 1GB"
@O2_Daryl "If you want to tether/use the hotspot you will need to get the add-on."
I suspect the second answer is correct, but arriving from google I only initially read the first, the only reason I read on is because I have heard horror stories of people running up massive bills because of the confusion.
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Re: Does use of the iPhone personal hotspot cost e

With your set up sheena is right. You will only need to get an add-on if you are on an unlimited data price plan or if you actually need more data.
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