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by oslingsby virtuoso ‎15-02-2012 07:06 - edited ‎15-02-2012 07:08


Hi everyone, if your a regular poster here you will know about one our of every 15 questions (rough guess) is "setup Tethering" or "I'v been banned" or some other question relating to tethering using goodybags.


While we all know this isnt allowed unless your on a gigabag giffgaff is already starting to get some bad press about being banned with unlimited isnt unlimited simply because they haven't read the terms and conditions or the goodybag information etc.


So my solution.


Internet via giffgaff goes through a APN (Access Point Name) =


So if we can get giffgaff to create a second APN maybe something like = tethering


We can charge access via this new APN at standard rates regardless if the user has a goodybag or not,

allowing for tethering use while having a active goodybag hence not limiting the customer to one service at a time or forcing them to use another device.


I think this should definately be technically possible and should solve the 'Not allowed" constantly being conveyed to goodybag customers.


Kudos the Idea if you like it and giffgaff may look at it :smileytongue:

Status: Not For Us
Hey folks, after being requested to review this Idea, I had a chat with our Business Intelligence team who agree we can't offer this Idea exactly how it's described, here's the skinny, "This would require changes to both our billing platforms and our tethering platform. As these two are separate it would be a very complex task to set this up. This the same reason why we can't currently offer 1 GB tetherable on unlimited or similar. This might also cause a lot of confusion when for instance unlimited goodybag members start burning through their credit because they've forgotten to switch APNs." Kind regards, Hazel.
by inspiron42 on ‎15-02-2012 08:08
It does sound a good solution for those that have to tether in an emergency, but a seperate SIM and dongle is the only long term option. At least usage should not be excessive, if they are paying as they go. I agree about those getting banned. How do you use vast amounts of data without knowing you are doing it?
by ajh94 on ‎15-02-2012 08:13

How would this work? Tethering on top of unlimited data? SO say unlimited data as normal but tethering charged at a set rate of like 20p/mb or something? or maybe 200mb of tethering for example?


how would u work it?

by oslingsby virtuoso on ‎15-02-2012 08:17

Original Idea was keep the unlimited via via goodybag on mobile as standard APN

and set another APN for tethering use only at standard rates, not great for heavy use but allow for smaller usage while having active goodybag.

by liamwli on ‎16-02-2012 15:51

I definately agree with this idea. It would be so much easier this way :smileyhappy:

by drlatheef on ‎16-02-2012 15:53

Slick idea. Hope this gets the go ahead :smileyhappy:

by fai_bq on ‎01-07-2012 21:40
How tethering can be so much complicated!! Pls make this idea come true! I love my phone but giffgaff service turns it a brick...
by andyhubbert on ‎19-03-2014 13:11
Not many networks offer unlimited tethering as people would abuse it by plugging their phone into their computer and this would slow down the network for everyone
by sarahbanahnah on ‎19-03-2014 13:12

You cna have a limit of tethering to solve that issue

by cim ‎19-03-2014 13:12 - edited ‎19-03-2014 14:39

edit - deleted as comment was not really needed in merged thread.

by xollobru on ‎19-03-2014 13:15

Which other payg networks allow tethering on unlimited internet?


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