Tethering/mobile hotspot on ID Mobile?

Hi,
is anybody using tethering/mobile hotspot on ID Mobile?
I'm currently on Smarty but the deal is coming to an end and ID mobile is the next cheapest one for unlimited data (I'm using it instead of a home broadband as I often need a lot of data away from home and don't want to pay 2 internet bills - my usage is anywhere between 80 and 500 GB/month).
ID mobile's website says they do not ban tethering but at the same time they don't support it either.
So, my question is, does tethering work or not? I have good signal (ID mobile and Smarty are both using 3 network so I'm assuming the change of company won't affect coverage/internet speed).

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  • Yes it works, but I've no idea why nobody has told you so. This sub -forum ain't what it used to be!
  • Exemplar
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    Check what the tethering limit is. Some MVNO's limit it to a certain GB.
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  • Exemplar said:
    Check what the tethering limit is. Some MVNO's limit it to a certain GB.
    Why would it have a limit? It's no business of any provider as to how customers use their data.
  • matelodave
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    edited 29 November 2022 at 5:51PM
    nottsphil said:
    Exemplar said:
    Check what the tethering limit is. Some MVNO's limit it to a certain GB.
    Why would it have a limit? It's no business of any provider as to how customers use their data.
    Because some people take the micky and use stupid amounts of data to the detriment of others. Networks are a shared resource and if people hog it then others are disadvantaged so most ISPs and providers will have some sort limit on what is acceptable - generally the more you pay the more you get

    You need to check your T&C's to see what you are allowed to do within the terms of the contract that you agreed with the supplier when you signed up. As said above, some MVNO's, especially those who have cheaper tariffs will have limits on what they consider what is acceptable.
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  • savergrant
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    nottsphil said:
    Exemplar said:
    Check what the tethering limit is. Some MVNO's limit it to a certain GB.
    Why would it have a limit? It's no business of any provider as to how customers use their data.
    Because some people take the micky and use stupid amounts of data to the detriment of others. Networks are a shared resource and if people hog it then others are disadvantaged so most ISPs and providers will have some sort limit on what is acceptable - generally the more you pay the more you get

    You need to check your T&C's to see what you are allowed to do within the terms of the contract that you agreed with the supplier when you signed up. As said above, some MVNO's, especially those who have cheaper tariffs will have limits on what they consider what is acceptable.
    Also your contract with them is as a personal customer, so how many devices are you personally using? I know in rwg's terms it says you may tether one other device at a time. 
  • Thanks for the replies, as it turned out, Smarty extended my existing deal by another 12 months so won't be changing providers. 
    No need for a credit check either, which is a bonus (ID mobile was going to do one).
  • Jkn58
    Jkn58 Posts: 8 Forumite
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    I think you can use hot spot on ID mobile but their customer service is appalling - the reason I moved elsewhere. I had a problem & despite raising a complaint (with great difficulty) nobody bothered to contact me to resolve this, claimed to have called but no voicemail or missed calls. I went elsewhere, small credit on bill so assumed this would go through to my account using DDR process but no - I actually have to request a refund!! I expect most people don’t bother so they are keeping all these small refunds due to customers. AVOID!!
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