Today Vodafone UK has announced that its will be dropping its fees for tethered data usage, and will no longer differentiating between on-device and tethered data use.
To be able to benefit from the new tethering Vodafone customers must be on one of the new pricing plans revealed today. But Vodafone is allowing existing customers to transfer to a new plan with no contract extension.
Vodafone does warn that tethering does tend to use data more quickly that device usage and reminds customers that overages are billed at £5 per 250MB.
For light but regular tethering, we recommend our £5 bundle of 500MB of data (which also includes 100 MMS) and for heavier users we recommend our £15 for 2GB bundle. Occasional, light use of tethering shouldn’t cause you to exceed your data allowance. However, if you do exceed your monthly allowance, you will be charged at the “out of bundle” rate of £5 per 250MB of data used.