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Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

Hi,

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.
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

Officially (as noted in the Terms & Conditions) you can't use your phone as a modem on a standard o2 plan. You need the Web Max bolt-on @ £30 a month, or a mobile internet dongle for your laptop.

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.

SV
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

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.

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).

Thanks!
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

This subject has come up many times and what I posted seems to be the agreed interpretation of the current T&C's.

"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 Smiley Wink

SV
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

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 Smiley Happy

SV
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

Yup, that's been discussed numerous times in these forums, do a search and many many similar topics will come up.

Strange_Visitor's post above summarises the results of all previous arguments and deliberations Smiley Happy , however I must say I belong to the minority (or am I the only one?? Smiley Indifferent ) 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.
Anonymous
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Mobile internet - is there a charge? (Nokia E71)

I agree DonDino2 that it's not entirely clear (o2 T&C's never are, gives them room for interpretation Smiley Happy )

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.

SV