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Old 05-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Darren
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Default O2 GPRS/3G "sim only" mobile tarriff - use on laptops/computers

Hi

I have a simonly deal with o2 online, (the 25 per month deal)

I have their "unlimited" web bolton and use it for internet on my
Nokia N95 using its own browser.

I understany using it to connect to a laptop and use the phones 3G
might be against the rules?

Can anybody confirm this?

If it is against the rules, how they they actually know you're doing
it?

Surely the phone acts as a modem no matter what you access and how?

thanks

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Old 05-12-2008, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: O2 GPRS/3G "sim only" mobile tarriff - use on laptops/computers

On Mon, 12 May 2008 07:46:51 -0700 (PDT), Darren
<googlegroups@dazzas.co.uk> wrote:

>Hi
>
>I have a simonly deal with o2 online, (the 25 per month deal)
>
>I have their "unlimited" web bolton and use it for internet on my
>Nokia N95 using its own browser.
>
>I understany using it to connect to a laptop and use the phones 3G
>might be against the rules?
>
>Can anybody confirm this?
>
>If it is against the rules, how they they actually know you're doing
>it?
>
>Surely the phone acts as a modem no matter what you access and how?
>
>thanks


When you access the net using an external device via bluetooth or
cable, the APN on the bill shows up as mobile.o2.co.uk and when you
access the net from the handset browser it shows up as wap.o2.co.uk.

I have this bolt on enabled on one of my Simplicity SIM's (high
street/store version) and haven't had any issues with connecting an
external device as yet.

Sam.

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: O2 GPRS/3G "sim only" mobile tarriff - use on laptops/computers


"Sam" <sam@toomuch.spam> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 12 May 2008 07:46:51 -0700 (PDT), Darren
> <googlegroups@dazzas.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>Hi
>>
>>I have a simonly deal with o2 online, (the 25 per month deal)
>>
>>I have their "unlimited" web bolton and use it for internet on my
>>Nokia N95 using its own browser.
>>
>>I understany using it to connect to a laptop and use the phones 3G
>>might be against the rules?
>>
>>Can anybody confirm this?
>>
>>If it is against the rules, how they they actually know you're doing
>>it?
>>
>>Surely the phone acts as a modem no matter what you access and how?
>>
>>thanks

>
> When you access the net using an external device via bluetooth or
> cable, the APN on the bill shows up as mobile.o2.co.uk and when you
> access the net from the handset browser it shows up as wap.o2.co.uk.
>
> I have this bolt on enabled on one of my Simplicity SIM's (high
> street/store version) and haven't had any issues with connecting an
> external device as yet.
>
> Sam.


that depends on the APN you use on your handset, I always use the
mobile.o2.co.uk APN on my handset.

IanM



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Old 05-12-2008, 08:00 PM
Adrian C
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IanM wrote:
>
> that depends on the APN you use on your handset, I always use the
> mobile.o2.co.uk APN on my handset.
>
> IanM
>



So which APNs are chargable? O2 are a mess of APN names at the moment

1) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:faster PASSassword
2) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:mobileweb PASSassword
3) APN:wap.o2.co.uk USER:O2WAP PASSassword

Sorry OT aside,

I'm on an "unlimited" Blackberry GPRS/EDGE tarif that normally doesn't
use an APN (connect is via Blackberry Internet Service), but if I wanna
play with say Opera, the use of an APN is 1/MB - unless one of the
above is free in my contract. Anyone confirm?

<http://www.my-blackberryfromo2.com/documents/BlackBerry_Consumer_Tariff_Table_April_2008.pdf>

O2 gives really poor technical info for data users - Blackberry, N95 and
Apple iPhone users. Most only find out what "unlimited" means after the
shocking first bill.

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Old 05-12-2008, 08:36 PM
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"Adrian C" <email@here.invalid> wrote in message
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> IanM wrote:
>>
>> that depends on the APN you use on your handset, I always use the
>> mobile.o2.co.uk APN on my handset.
>>
>> IanM

>
>
> So which APNs are chargable? O2 are a mess of APN names at the moment
>
> 1) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:faster PASSassword
> 2) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:mobileweb PASSassword
> 3) APN:wap.o2.co.uk USER:O2WAP PASSassword
>


I'm using yet another

APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER2web PASSassword

This is ok to use on PAYM 7.50 data bolt-on

I will try the others

IanM




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Old 05-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Brian A
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Default Re: O2 GPRS/3G "sim only" mobile tarriff - OT: BLACKBERRY?

On Mon, 12 May 2008 20:00:55 +0100, Adrian C <email@here.invalid>
wrote:

>IanM wrote:
>>
>> that depends on the APN you use on your handset, I always use the
>> mobile.o2.co.uk APN on my handset.
>>
>> IanM
>>

>
>
>So which APNs are chargable? O2 are a mess of APN names at the moment
>
>1) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:faster PASSassword
>2) APN:mobile.o2.co.uk USER:mobileweb PASSassword
>3) APN:wap.o2.co.uk USER:O2WAP PASSassword
>
>Sorry OT aside,
>
>I'm on an "unlimited" Blackberry GPRS/EDGE tarif that normally doesn't
>use an APN (connect is via Blackberry Internet Service), but if I wanna
>play with say Opera, the use of an APN is 1/MB - unless one of the
>above is free in my contract. Anyone confirm?
>
><http://www.my-blackberryfromo2.com/documents/BlackBerry_Consumer_Tariff_Table_April_2008.pdf>
>
>O2 gives really poor technical info for data users - Blackberry, N95 and
>Apple iPhone users. Most only find out what "unlimited" means after the
>shocking first bill.

Indeed so, and, IMO, Vodafone are the worst.
This term 'unlimited' is just a complete scam. The government let the
mobile companies get away with far too much. It is not so bad if, when
the limit is reached, the connection slows but that is not the case.
The UK Government didn't help the consumer over the roaming in Europe
scam either according to EU Commissioner Viviane Redding.
I still think that the amount agreed is a complete rip off. How much
does it cost to transfer a call to France for example - well virtually
nothing - how can it.?To make a landline call is cheap so how is
transferring a mobile call any different? Do I hear 'terminiation
fees!' ? Well that wants sorting too!

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:19 PM
R. Mark Clayton
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Default Re: O2 GPRS/3G "sim only" mobile tarriff - OT: BLACKBERRY?


"Adrian C" <email@here.invalid> wrote in message
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> O2 gives really poor technical info for data users - Blackberry, N95 and
> Apple iPhone users. Most only find out what "unlimited" means after the
> shocking first bill.


Oh to renege now the deal is done!

>
> --
> Adrian C




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