What Is Tethering?
- Some smartphones allow you to access mobile broadband on other devices like a laptop or tablet using only your phone's data plan by either creating a mobile wifi hotspot with your phone or connecting via a usb cable.
- Mobile networks sometimes limit this ability so it's important to buy a plan that includes tethering
Which Networks Allow Tethering?
- Confusingly, networks have different policies for tethering (see below for details)
- Three allow tethering up to 2gb per month
- O2 and Vodafone allow tethering but have very limited data allowances.
- EE allow tethering on all plans
- Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin and Tesco don't allow it
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|Tethering Information||Sim Only Tethering||iPhone Tethering||Android Tethering||Mobile Wifi|
|Network||Monthly Cost||Data Included||Tethering Information|
|From £20||Unlimited||Unlimited data plan SIM only plan. Use 12GB for tethering|
|From £15||Unlimited||Free tethering on all with phone plans|
|From £9.99||500mb||Tethering included in all plans See SIM only plans - See with phone plans|
|From £13||500mb||Tethering included in all plans but inclusive data is capped at 1gb. See plans|
|From £17||500mb||Tethering included in all plans but inclusive data is capped at 1gb. See plans|
|N/A||N/A||Tethering is not allowed on Orange plans. See here for the full policy|
|N/A||N/A||Tethering is not allowed on T-Mobile plans. See here for the full policy|