on 11-05-2011 20:19
o2 - 12 months simplicity, 600 mins, Unlimited Texts, 500MB data +1GB BT Wifi - £21.50 (£258)
Voda - 12 Months Sim, 600 mins, Unlimited Texts, 1GB Data + 1GB BT WIfi - £20 PLUS 1st 3 Months half price line rental (£210)
May be academic as far as the OP is concerned now but shouldn't that be:
o2 - 12 months simplicity, 600 mins, Unlimited Texts, 500MB data + Unlimited BT+Cloud Wifi - £21.50 (£258)
That unlimited Wifi can make a big difference since McD's, Wetherspoons and loads more big chains use the Cloud or BT.
O2 data now includes tethering as well which may be another key factor.
Don't even think about a VF sure signal if you intend to use your phone with wifi data at home as it still comes out of your data plan.
on 11-05-2011 20:35
on 11-05-2011 20:51
It's possible you may have misheard the offer as there is an option for a 1GB data bolt on with O2, but this means 3G data plus unlimited wifi, which is also included in the cheaper 500mb bolt on. There is no wi fi limit on any O2 plan.
Still, at least it's only academic for you. I wonder how many customers O2 lose because their own staff can't explain the tariffs properly
on 11-05-2011 22:54
on 20-05-2011 14:40
What was interesting was that today I was using my O2 Phone and another handset with a GiffGaff SIM (runs on the O2 network) out in the sticks in Southern England. And the handset with the GiffGaff SIM often showed zero signal for long durations of time (20 mins to hours) whilst my official O2 contract SIM showed a full signal all day long.
on 12-07-2011 00:40
I also looked up tethering on the voda site and found that as soon as you tether your iPhone you are charged £5 which covers the whole month, but you pay it even if you only tether once. At least on O2 (now at least) the tethering is not an extra charge.
on 13-05-2012 13:30
on 14-05-2012 09:15
What is tethering?
Using your phone as a modem to connect your laptop to the web. You should only use it if you're not near a Wi-Fi hotspot or router, as it will eat up your data.