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#16 DrewJW

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:08

Wicked find, may do this later :) bookmarked for future reference though :)


#17 Lilrich

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:16

How good is that.......

#18 OP kraized

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:48

Oops its all going tits up for me. Loss of network interface on my Mac. Pluggin in via USB doesn't recognise a new interface and even though over BT my iPhone says its tethering, there is no connection on the Mac.

#19 AdamLC

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:00

Incorrect. O2 have already confirmed via Twitter they don't have the systems in place to detect the difference between data from a phone or from a computer. The only way they know is by the amount of data being transferred. If it's excessive (like watching BBC iPlayer etc) they will contact you and tell you to cool it.

Just don't use it excessively and you won't have a problem. :D


Hey, not that I don't believe you! But do you have a link? Thanks :)

#20 The.Clinton

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:11

For those on O2 UK Pay & Go, here's my working Tethering Profile.
Save it as O2_UK_PayGo.mobileconfig (without any other file extension), and e-Mail it to yourself on your iPhone.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>PayloadContent</key>
	<array>
		<dict>
			<key>PayloadContent</key>
			<array>
				<dict>
					<key>DefaultsData</key>
					<dict>
						<key>apns</key>
						<array>
							<dict>
								<key>apn</key>
								<string>payandgo.o2.co.uk</string>
								<key>password</key>
								<string>password</string>
								<key>type-mask</key>
								<integer>-2</integer>
								<key>username</key>
								<string>vertigo</string>
							</dict>
							<dict>
								<key>apn</key>
								<string>payandgo.o2.co.uk</string>
								<key>password</key>
								<string>password</string>
								<key>type-mask</key>
								<integer>-2</integer>
								<key>username</key>
								<string>vertigo</string>
							</dict>
						</array>
					</dict>
					<key>DefaultsDomainName</key>
					<string>com.apple.managedCarrier</string>
				</dict>
			</array>
			<key>PayloadDescription</key>
			<string>Provides customization of carrier Access Point Name.</string>
			<key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
			<string>Advanced Settings</string>
			<key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
			<string>com.o2uk.profile.apn</string>
			<key>PayloadOrganization</key>
			<string>O2 UK</string>
			<key>PayloadType</key>
			<string>com.apple.apn.managed</string>
			<key>PayloadUUID</key>
			<string>086EAF2E-D9CC-4097-BE28-ADE4CC467BD4</string>
			<key>PayloadVersion</key>
			<integer>1</integer>
		</dict>
	</array>
	<key>PayloadDescription</key>
	<string>O2 UK</string>
	<key>PayloadDisplayName</key>
	<string>O2 UK PayGo Tether</string>
	<key>PayloadIdentifier</key>
	<string>com.o2uk.profile</string>
	<key>PayloadOrganization</key>
	<string>O2 UK</string>
	<key>PayloadType</key>
	<string>Configuration</string>
	<key>PayloadUUID</key>
	<string>0B719D63-0ED6-46EC-8F5E-AB8B8EF9CA93</string>
	<key>PayloadVersion</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
</dict>
</plist>

Once you've done it, go into your general settings, scroll down to Profile and it should show up - I had tried with Contract settings, so had to remove those before Tethering would work...

#21 OP kraized

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:18

Hey, not that I don't believe you! But do you have a link? Thanks :)


Hmm, not unless I search through the Twitter history to try and find it. :blink:

#22 AdamLC

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:37

Hmm, not unless I search through the Twitter history to try and find it. :blink:


Nah don't worry then lol! I was just trying to convince my friend to do it :p

#23 OP kraized

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:11

Response from O2.

http://www.techradar...etherers-609253

#24 +Audien

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  • Joined: 30-December 03
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  • OS: Windows 8.1/Mac OSX
  • Phone: iPhone 5S

Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:25

If you're paying for the data to begin with then you can use it however you want to be quite honest.

#25 Fid

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  • Location: London, UK

Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:28

Indeed.

My opinion of O2 has gone down dramatically.

This is also what you get when phones are exclusive to one network (I bet if all the others were offering the iPhone, we'd see some good tethering deals, if any at all being required!)

#26 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:30

Incorrect. O2 have already confirmed via Twitter they don't have the systems in place to detect the difference between data from a phone or from a computer. The only way they know is by the amount of data being transferred. If it's excessive (like watching BBC iPlayer etc) they will contact you and tell you to cool it.

Just don't use it excessively and you won't have a problem. :D


I have my Touch HD tethered sometimes and o2 have sent me a letter/text twice telling me they are restricting my usage. I have the unlimited internet access bolt on £7.50 a month. It still works with the restriction and being honest I haven't noticed a drop is speed when they do so either.

#27 +Nik L

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:47

I have my Touch Pro tethered and never had any issues. I don't spank it but by the same token, I don't restrict myself.

#28 vettomwarren

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 13:03

o2 are lame. What's the difference between surfing from the web on your iPhone and surfing from the laptop?! Just create a policy that doesn't allow people to go over 10MB!

#29 OP kraized

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 13:42

o2 are lame. What's the difference between surfing from the web on your iPhone and surfing from the laptop?! Just create a policy that doesn't allow people to go over 10MB!


I agree. If I download from the App Store, buy songs from iTunes or stream music using the Big Top 40 app on my iPhone I am not charged extra for data - its included in my tariff.

Now, if I was to do exactly the same thing on my computer while tethered, O2 want to charge me a £15 per month premium. Its wrong and doesn't make any sense.

I can totally understand there will be the odd excessive user but just have a 10MB single file download limit like the App Store does. O2 can no doubt just block P2P traffic over the cell network to stop people torrenting.

#30 Audioboxer

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  • Location: UK, Scotland

Posted 18 June 2009 - 13:49

Not trying to hijack the thread, this is still quite relevant but is the O2 Simplicity contract identified as pay as you go?

I'm trying to figure out if I'm suppose to use

payandgo.o2.co.uk

or

idata.o2.co.uk

It's the rolling monthly O2 simplicity and will be being used with the free "unlimited web data" bolt on (I pay 20 pound a month, so I get one free bolt on). I don't actually have my iPhone working on O2 yet, this question is for when I get home. Thanks :)



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