on 28-02-2013 13:00
It seems like the only goodybag where tethering is allowed is the £10/month with 1GB data.
I can understand the reasons for disabling tethering on unlimited data plans, but would it not be possible to introduce a goody bag with capped data but with more minutes. For example I would be happy with the £20/month goodybag if the data plan was capped at, say 2GB, but tethering was allowed. Even 1GB would probably suffice (although I have once exceeded this amount in a month). I don't use tethering very often, but it can be a lifesaver to get out of a no coverage situation with the laptop sometimes.
Would giff gaff consider introducing data caps to the goody bags to then allow tethering?
on 28-02-2013 13:03
I don't think giffgaff want to make any more changes just now. There are often Ideas for new goodybag and the answer is always that giffgaff don't want to overcomplicate things - especially if the use of the plan wasn't going to be very high.
on 28-02-2013 13:05
This has been much discussed before the "Tablet" plans (which allow tethering) were introduced. All non-tablet plans aren't allowed to tether (Even the £10 goodybag).
I think GiffGaff have to pay for data used - so allowing unlimited data with tethering would in a lot of cases end up costing them money - which isn't good business sense.
I can't see this changing any time soon. When I need to tether, or use a dongle if my internet goes down I simply buy one of the Tablet goodybags on my 2nd SIM. There plan works out better than most of "dongle" or "tablet" plans. I don't think any offer unlimited? If they do they have strict usage plans in any case.
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