on 19-06-2009 20:17
I'm due an upgrade but until I can afford to take the hit for either the N97 or iphone, I'm moving onto simplicity. On the £20 600mins/1200txts tariff, I get the choice of bolt-on. Anyway enough chitter, can someone who knows more than I do about this please tell me the difference between the unlimited web bolt-on and the unlimited wi-fi one? The handset I will be using it in will be the Sony Ericsson T700 (3G).
Cheers, sheepbaabaa x
on 19-06-2009 20:27
For wi-fi you need to have access to a wi-fi hotspot which may be chargeable or free, possibly in a cafe, pub or restaurant, or if you have a wireless router at home for broadband you can get on-line with that for nothing.
Provided of course that your phone has wi-fi, which I don't think yours has.
Sky Unlimited Broadband - Windows 10 - Nexus 4 Android 5.1.1
on 20-06-2009 19:36
Forgive me if this appears a simple question, but what then is the benefit of a wi-fi bolt on? Do you mean that it is only useful if you are out of the normal O2 network signal?
The benefit of a wifi bolt-on is if you regularly use the chargeable wi-fi networks The Cloud and BT Openzone, who o2 have charging agreements with. If you never use these and only use free hotspots the wi-fi bolt-on is a pointless waste of money.
on 20-06-2009 19:56
on 21-06-2009 01:18
So if you are in a Cloud/BT Openzone area and don't have wi-fi bolt on, can you still connect via your own o2 contract sim for free with the unlimited web bolt-on? Sorry just want to clarify before I rack up a huge bill!x
If you've got the web bolt-on can surf to your heart's content on the o2 data network.
You can connect to free wifi hotspots. If you try to connect to a paid one you'll get warning messages and sign-up instructions first, so you can't accidentally run up a bill for wifi usage.