on 08-04-2009 14:20
Whilst playing around with my Nokia PC Suite, I checked out the mobile internet option (using mobile as a modem).
I've got the unlimited web bolt-on, does that include using my phone as a modem?
Just curious ATM.
on 08-04-2009 14:29
In practical terms, however, I'm sure a small amount of traffic from your laptop via your phone will go unnoticed and won't incur extra charges on top of your current bolt-on.
As it is against the T&C's you do it at your own risk though. Worst case scenario would be a warning from o2 or a bill for extra charges, I would think.
on 08-04-2009 14:57
I'll have to check the T&C's again! I'm on a higher package, not sure if that makes a difference. May speak to Customer Services for clarification (they are quite helpful).
on 08-04-2009 15:02
"You may not use your SIM Card:
in, or connected to, any other device including modems;
to allow the continuous streaming of any audio / video content, enable Voice over Internet (Voip), P2P or file sharing; or
in such a way that adversely impacts the service to other O2 customers."
There's always the chance that myself and others are interpreting this wrongly
on 08-04-2009 15:05
Odd then, that I managed to connect so easily. I would have thought there would be a setup process to go through on first connection.
Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should
on 08-04-2009 16:02
Strange_Visitor's post above summarises the results of all previous arguments and deliberations , however I must say I belong to the minority (or am I the only one?? ) who believe that particular phrasing of the T&Cs can be interpreted differently and is not entirely rock-solid, etc.
In any case, it's true that for light web browsing and emailing, O2 won't bother you for using your phone as a modem.
on 08-04-2009 17:25
However, if it's possible to use your phone as a modem without the SIM card being in, then I'll alter my perception of the T&C's in that regard.