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#61 Audioboxer

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:51

The rest of the world never did the idiotic lock on tethering in the first place. that was a US thing. in Europe and the rest of the world, if your phone could tether, you could tether.


 

 

ummm how ? don't have a connection or not playing onine, then answer no to the update. and there you go you can play without update. if you're playing online, well then you obviously have to update and you're going to be connected anyway...

 

Nope, tethering is an extra cost option in the UK.

 

 

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#62 HawkMan

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:56

On all carriers or just the ###### one, though I pretty much know the answer.

#63 Audioboxer

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:58

On all carriers or just the ****ty one, though I pretty much know the answer.

 

All carriers.

 

You can get unlimited data plans on a few UK tariffs, but to have tethering it's either a more expensive plan, or an addon cost to your current plan.



#64 svnO.o

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 14:28

Nope, tethering is an extra cost option in the UK.

 

If Microsoft has the smart glass feature for phones/tablets interacting with Xbox One, couldn't they easily create a smart glass type app that would interact with Xbox One and authenticate online without tethering?

 

Also on the reddit interview with Major Nelson, it seems like they may consider adding "Offline Mode" which would disable family sharing and some other features whenever your using it.



#65 FlintyV

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 14:49

All carriers.

 

You can get unlimited data plans on a few UK tariffs, but to have tethering it's either a more expensive plan, or an addon cost to your current plan.

 

You can tether on Three's, One Plan.



#66 ahhell

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 14:55

If Microsoft has the smart glass feature for phones/tablets interacting with Xbox One, couldn't they easily create a smart glass type app that would interact with Xbox One and authenticate online without tethering?

 

Also on the reddit interview with Major Nelson, it seems like they may consider adding "Offline Mode" which would disable family sharing and some other features whenever your using it.

That's not a bad trade off as there should be some benefit to being always connected.



#67 Audioboxer

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:00

You can tether on Three's, One Plan.

 

Sure but it costs more than simply getting an unlimited data plan with 3. Sim Only, The One Plan is £25, all you can eat data starts at £12.90. Point wasn't that tethering doesn't exist, just that you have to pay more for it usually.

 

On 24month phone plans (Galaxy S4 as example), One Plan is £37, you can get Ultimate Internet for £31.



#68 ZakO

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 15:03

All carriers.
 
You can get unlimited data plans on a few UK tariffs, but to have tethering it's either a more expensive plan, or an addon cost to your current plan.


Not all carriers. EE and 3 allow free tethering in the UK on most of their plans (except the really cheap ones - not unlimited, but you can still tether towards your data allowance).

#69 George P

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:01

If Microsoft has the smart glass feature for phones/tablets interacting with Xbox One, couldn't they easily create a smart glass type app that would interact with Xbox One and authenticate online without tethering?

 

Also on the reddit interview with Major Nelson, it seems like they may consider adding "Offline Mode" which would disable family sharing and some other features whenever your using it.

That's really the best way to do it, but at the same time they'll have to require a internet check when you first install the game at least.  After that setting a offline mode should be no issue.   I also like the smart glass idea, I have it on my tablet and on my smartphone so why not go through that to do a security check via 3G/4G.    We're only talking about 100kb as has been said.