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Question on three tethering

My Three tariff doesn't include tethering -- think it's an extra fiver a month.

BUT... what would happen if I tried to tether my iPhone and iPad? Would it work? Would I be charged extra? Would Three even know I was tethering? What difference does it make to them if the data goes to my iPhone or iPad?

Sorry, that was five questions in one ;)

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Oct. 11, 2012 at 23:44

Three are one of the network who will actually cut you off for tethering outside of your plan. Some networks don't give a crap, I tether all the time and T-Mobile have never even mentioned it, never mind taken any action against me.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2012 at 19:43

They KNOW if/when you tether. They may not disconnect you straight away. But they will.
I never quite understood the extra huffing and puffing with re. to iDevices - maybe the statistics that show that iOwners use more data have something to do with it?
Networks, generally speaking, sell folks more data than they need. (vast majority of data is used by a relatively small number of folks) So, when they sell x amount of data, they know y% of that data will never actually be used. But if they allowed tethering to any crazy device....whoa, the universe might stop.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 11, 2012 at 23:44

Three are one of the network who will actually cut you off for tethering outside of your plan. Some networks don't give a crap, I tether all the time and T-Mobile have never even mentioned it, never mind taken any action against me.

Pondlife  Oct. 11, 2012 at 23:59

yeah it would work. If it's contract they could charge you extra, at some stupidly high per mb fee no doubt. Presume it's not too tricky for them to tell, even though iphone and ipad are similar. Don't know but I'd guess the ipad uses more data than iphone for websites.

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