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Freeview plus using tethered mobile data?

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I am considering getting rid of Onestream my broadband & landline provider. Without a landline I would plan to rely on a mobile SIM with a generous data allowance.

However, I want to retain the ability to access all the functions on Freeview Plus without a landline, including play on demand, pause, rewind etc. I understand that I can access the above functions on my mobile or a tablet but I would prefer to watch most content on my Digihome smart TV. Is this possibleIf so, how?

As I know others are aiming to ditch their landlines, any and all advice is welcomed!

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  • oldernonethewiser
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    Surely Freeview plus requires connection to the Internet not a landline?

    If so and the TV has the capability to connect to WiFi, create a hotspot on the phone and connect to that and away you go.
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    oldernonethewiser said:
    If so and the TV has the capability to connect to WiFi, create a hotspot on the phone and connect to that and away you go.
    That's exactly what the OP is suggesting, and is asking whether they will have any problems doing so.
    I want to retain the ability to access all the functions on Freeview Plus without a landline, including play on demand, pause, rewind etc. I understand that I can access the above functions on my mobile or a tablet but I would prefer to watch most content on my Digihome smart TV. Is this possibleIf so, how?
    If you've got a reasonable mobile data plan already, why don't you give it a go for an evening and see how you get on ?
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    I am considering getting rid of Onestream my broadband & landline provider. Without a landline I would plan to rely on a mobile SIM with a generous data allowance.

    However, I want to retain the ability to access all the functions on Freeview Plus without a landline, including play on demand, pause, rewind etc. I understand that I can access the above functions on my mobile or a tablet but I would prefer to watch most content on my Digihome smart TV. Is this possibleIf so, how?

    As I know others are aiming to ditch their landlines, any and all advice is welcomed!

    All Freeview Play requires is an internet connection of some sort.  Whether that's landline, mobile, carrier pigeon matters not...
  • oldernonethewiser
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    QrizB said:
    oldernonethewiser said:
    If so and the TV has the capability to connect to WiFi, create a hotspot on the phone and connect to that and away you go.
    That's exactly what the OP is suggesting, and is asking whether they will have any problems doing so.
    I want to retain the ability to access all the functions on Freeview Plus without a landline, including play on demand, pause, rewind etc. I understand that I can access the above functions on my mobile or a tablet but I would prefer to watch most content on my Digihome smart TV. Is this possibleIf so, how?
    If you've got a reasonable mobile data plan already, why don't you give it a go for an evening and see how you get on ?
    It probably is but I wondered why they mentioned landline in relation to Freeview Plus.

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  • brewerdave
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    I'd be a little concerned that the OP might be caught be a mobile supplier's "Fair Use" policy - using catch up on a regular basis would burn thru a lot of GBs of data !!
  • flashg67
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    I used a Lebara unlimited 'everything' sim in a 4g router for my internet and was using 400gb + per month for 18 months with no issues or restrictions. Freeview +, netflix etc worked fine
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