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Old 16-05-2011, 2:05 PM
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Default Sim only contract that permits tethering.

Can anyone help me find a Sim only contract with 200+mins, 100+texts, 500mb+ data and specifically allows tethering?

All I have found so far is an O2 Simplicity tariff but that winds up at 21.50 a month but I feel that's a bit pricey.

The only other option I can think of so far is to take up O2 Retentions on their offer of 21.50 a month with 300mins / Unlimited texts / 500Mb data and 59.99 for a HTC Desire S which I could then sell. I don't know how easy it would be to sell the phone or how much I might expect to get for it.
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Old 16-05-2011, 2:21 PM
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To be honest how far is 500mb going to get you if you both use data on the handset and wish to tether?

Best plan for tethering is the one plan sim from 3
2000 min 5000 txt 5000 3-3 mins and truly unlimited data for handset and tethering

25 per month on a 1 month contract
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Old 16-05-2011, 2:29 PM
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I can be wrong, but AFAIK using an android phone as a WiFi hotspot is not recognised as tethering.
At T-mobile/ChitterChatter internet booster available on all tariffs includes unlimited browsing with 500Mb limit on downloading/streaming.
Also giffgaff - unlimited with FUP.
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AFAIK, only O2 and 3 allow tethering without extra charges. The "one plan" on 3 is 25 a month, with more minutes and texts that you'll probably ever need and trully unlimited data (no FUP), there's I think around 100 cashback on Quidco for that at the moment. If you're an area that gets a good 3 signal (grab a free PAYG to check!) it might be worth considering depending on how much you use your phone.
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Old 16-05-2011, 3:15 PM
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500Mb would be fine, I haven't got a proper smart phone, only a Nokia C3-01 touch and type, and really all I want is to be able to send and receive emails through Windows Live Mail on my Netbook when I'm in hotels where there is no free wi-fi, or in the back of taxis on long journeys. I don't think my phone does wi-fi hotspots hosting.

Giffgaff specifically prohibit tethering so that won't work.

I'm not going down the 3 One plan route - far too expensive for what I want.
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Old 17-05-2011, 7:25 PM
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I tether with my Android phone all the time without a tethering bolt on. It just shows up on your account like your using your phone only the data is like 20-30mb instead of 5-6 mb per time.

But it goes through the data very fast, a 500mb data bundle lasts no time at all and even a few videos on Youtube will have you at the limit in no time. If its for the odd email and facebook then its fine.
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Old 18-05-2011, 10:06 AM
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When I spopke to "3", they told me that, even though they recommend you take out a "1 Plan" for thethering, it's still technically allowed and possible using their Sim only deals, which come with 1GB 300 calls and 3000 texts for 10/month on a 12 month contract.
I'll certainly ask in a "3" shop before I buy, but for the odd number of web pages and e-mails I'd use it for, 1GB would be fine for me as I have Wi-Fi at home and at work
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Old 05-10-2012, 2:15 PM
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I came across this post whilst searching for exactly the type of deal the original poster was after. Through researching with various companies, I have confirmed the following with Virgin Media (I don't have any TV, phone etc with them, FYI):

Starter SIM Only tariff: 250 mins, unlimited texts, 1gb web and tethering allowed. 10 per month.

Sounds like a winner to me and I'll be switching to this as soon as my current deal runs out.
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Old 05-10-2012, 2:35 PM
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Giffgaff are bringing a goody bag on 6th November for 10 per month that gets you 250 mins/unlimited texts & 1gb of data which is going to be tetherable.

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