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mypyrex - on 07 Jun 2014
O2 have just offered to upgrade my contract to give me another 200 minutes plus 500MB data for an extra 50p per month.

Since 500MB is as much as I'm likely to need when I'm away from Wi Fi seems like a reasonable deal.

Any advice?
Mountain Llama - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to mypyrex:
Check the small print as most mob contracts exclude tethering
mypyrex - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to Mountain Llama:

Well I specifically asked for an upgrade to include tethering
skog - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to mypyrex:

Is this the contract on your phone?

If it's a phone you can tether to (what type is it?), then tethering your tablet to it should be fine.

As said above, many contracts (particularly unlimited data ones) don't allow tethering, and they could disconnect you for it, but if you've already checked this you should be OK.

I've tethered my Nexus 7 to my Nexus 4 in the past, worked a treat.
Ffion Blethyn - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to mypyrex:

Forgive the slight tangent..

Anyone ever worked out a way to tether to a Kindle?
Kindle allow free 3g coverage worldwide to download books/use wikipedia etc.
dissonance - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to Ffion Blethyn:

> Anyone ever worked out a way to tether to a Kindle?

using a Kindle as the tether? I doubt a Kindle has the hardware to act as a wifi base station. Add to cost and size and be against their best interests.
Ffion Blethyn - on 07 Jun 2014
In reply to dissonance:

Just thinking out loud, but thanks for the reply. I'll have a google.

Tom V - on 08 Jun 2014
In reply to mypyrex:

How disappointing, myP! I thought you were going to tell us all that you had discovered the joys of shibari...:)
mypyrex - on 08 Jun 2014
Interestingly when I got back on to O2 to ask them to upgrade me to include tethering they said that my account was already set up. I didn't argue.
5tormin' on 08 Jun 2014
In reply to Ffion Blethyn:

Take a look here,you can tether a kindle.http://www.xda-developers.com
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Ffion Blethyn - on 08 Jun 2014
In reply to 5tormin':

Thanks, I shall have a look.
Everything I've read so far fluctuates between Amazon will turn a blind eye to small amounts of data and Stealing Is Bad, Amazon will brick your kindle and bill you for data.

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