Vodafone writes: “We've received a number of questions in the past about tethering and wanted to come back to you with an update, as there are some price plan changes in the pipeline that we think will be of interest to you.
“We'll be shortly introducing new price plans that will enable both new and existing customers to utilise tethering features as part of their data bundle on all devices which support the capability.”
The phrase “as part of their data bundle” is key there. Currently data and tethering have independent allowances on Vodafone.
The network continues: “While we can't give you the details of pricing and availability at the moment, the changes will make it easier for customers to manage their overall data use and expenditure.
“The new price plans will accommodate occasional, light and heavier data users and more information will be made available in due course.”
Clearly Vodafone is a fan of O2’s style. Sean Bean’s network currently offers three data bolt-ons, namely The Basics, The All Rounder and The Works, with 100MB, 500MB and 1GB of data respectively.