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O2 Says They Will Disconnect Users Who Tether Without Plan

O2 Says They Will Disconnect Users Who Tether Without Plan

Posted June 18, 2009 at 10:25am by iClarified
O2 has announced that they will disconnect users who tether their iPhones without purchasing a specific plan from them, according to a TechRadar report.

The company is upset with such procedures as this which make it easy to input the tethering settings into your iPhone.

"Internet rumours suggest that some customers have modified their iPhone to enable Internet Tethering without the purchase of the Internet Tethering Bolt On. Any use of this particular feature without the purchase of the Bolt on is specifically prohibited under our terms of service.

Disconnection and option
"Under those terms we reserve the right to charge customers making modem use of their iPhone or disconnect them. If customers wish to use the Internet Tethering feature on their iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S, we recommend taking the Bolt On which is available from Friday 19 June."

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Angel Z
Angel Z - June 19, 2009 at 1:01pm
In Mexico, Telcel, did not even let it enabled. When you go to Settings, Network, there is no tethering option.
futuregator15 - June 18, 2009 at 3:10pm
Wow. Somehow i wouldnt be surprised if AT&T pulled something like this
hotrod - June 18, 2009 at 1:21pm
How can they tell if you are tethering or not??
t11chb - June 18, 2009 at 1:40pm
Interesting question, probably by the amount of data used.
JSON - June 18, 2009 at 8:19pm
Different APN. All they have to do actually, is remove the alternative APN from the user's profile, and voila. But what stops users from using the iphone main APN as their connection? That I don't know. Maybe once I update to 3.0 I'll be able to comment further.
iondarie - June 18, 2009 at 12:25pm
no no they are not ceasing the contract they are stoppying only the data plan :D (internet connection on the phone)
Anarchy - June 18, 2009 at 10:42am
Well this is interesting. So you buy an iPhone 3GS with a 2 year contract and then they will stop your contract because you're tethering? Thats great... You dont have to pay the penalization fee for stopping the contract right?
Go ahead O2
Go ahead O2 - June 18, 2009 at 10:55am
Nice to know...no penality :-) If O2 terminates my contract
t11chb - June 18, 2009 at 12:59pm
Yeah, what are you paying a contract for then??? They're all greedy!
anonymous - June 18, 2009 at 1:32pm
Not necessarily.....They are terminating the contract because YOU BROKE the terms and conditions....you need to read O2's contract to see if you liable for the rest of the contract
t11chb - June 19, 2009 at 1:06pm
Still stupid, your paying for your connection, as if the plans & phones are expensive enough.
t11chb - June 19, 2009 at 7:42pm
Ha, yeah....good way to look at it
iondarie - June 18, 2009 at 10:33am
Orange Romania is doing the same thing, my problem with them is that i am allready paying 50 EURO / month and now they are charging me with another 4 EURO / month if i want Internet Tethering, it's outrageous i allready pay for a 1GB data plan why should i pay more :|
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