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  1. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
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    Anyone worried about tethering, im on the

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  2. davoid

    davoid Android Expert

    I'm on 3 but I've got the One Plan, so I'm "allowed" to tether. But judging by your data usage, maybe I shouldn't have bothered paying the extra ;)

    From what I've heard, I wouldn't be "worried" about 3, because if they do anything it will be simply blocking your tethered web use. I'm surprised you've been able to tether. I thought it blocked it automatically - that's what I have heard, anyway. If they do block it I think you will still be able to use the internet on your phone.

    You seem to be doing all right though.
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
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    Yeah to be fair, i had to change APN settings and im not sure if im allowed to say what to set them to on here lol but a google search should find it n its as simple as one line lol :)
    Id heard that they "throttle" your bandwidth if you tether but customer care said "we dont have that capeability but DONT DO IT" lol
  4. rsfour

    rsfour Member

    Wishing i was on three! On voda with 2GB cap. boo :(
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
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    Ouch that would kill me mate lol :)
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah I'm on the "One" plan too, but my missus isn't.

    Should be able to simply change the user agent string in your computers browser to match your android device too, although never needed to try it yet
  7. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    I'm on pay as you go 3uk and am using the default apn and have no problem with tethering. Honestly I just assumed that since it worked without a tethering plan, 3 didn't do tethering plans.
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Maybe its something that was later introduced. A guy at work got a 3uk payg sim and tethering is blocked for him
  9. silentwitness

    silentwitness Android Expert

    damn this is the first i have ever heard of requiring a separate plan for tethering here you can pretty much do anything with the phone however we dont have unlimited plans i pay 250 rupees approx 3 quid for 1gb limit per month.
  10. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

    I'm on the One Plan too, have been for 2 years and don't think I'll ever change.

    I think it was possibly grandfathered in, so if you've had your SIM for a while then the tethering is bundled in. Someone I know has a PAYG 3 sim and they have to pay
  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
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    Yup i tried the normal Apn last night n it works now :)
    It used to take me to a block screen on the laptop.
    Can you search for "xxxx.apk", or torrent sites on your phone with the normal Apn? They used to block that too
  12. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Yeah I've never had any problems with torrents or apk's. It might be because although I'm on 3 I've never actually had 3 firmware on my phone.
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I've had a blocked message come up on a torrent site. I wasn't on 3 firmware. Not had it since though
  14. sonnettie

    sonnettie Lurker

    i was asking about this the 3 store and the girl said you'll soon have to go on to there
  15. doc1964

    doc1964 Android Enthusiast

    My deal with 3 is up in August but I am thinking of jumping ship now to 4GEE extra. I can get the new HTC M8 for
  16. !on

    !on Android Expert

    I think they can all detect when you are tethering, but there are ways around avoiding tether detection, probably against the rules here so google it yerselves ;)

    They all seem to have their own ways of controlling traffic too. I ditched giffgaff (o2) because to my surprise, their data network seemed slow, surprising as I always thought of o2 as being strong. Taking YouTube as example, o2 would be slow / buffering (data throttling?) whereas 3 the streams seem to be 'queued' ie: start is delayed for a second or two but after that the content plays very well throughout.

    I also experienced the slowness / throttling on EE, add to that, EE would send me snotty texts threatening me about my data use. I wouldn't mind, but this was just from watching a couple of YT clips on the bus home from work :thinking:. I was previously on T-mo (EE) for well over a decade but when they started threatening me (when I was on "unlimited" monthly data add-on) I jogged them on. They may well be the new 'big thing' for 4g & that, but as a company, they suck. I would rather be with a company that specializes in 3g (3) for internet, sure they're touted as not having the best signal but for me it far exceeds my expectations.

    Giffgaff seems to be the network for kids or the unemployed, lol :D
  17. Yatezy

    Yatezy Android Enthusiast


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