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  # 1856930 1-Sep-2017 20:15
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PhantomNVD:
tripp:

 

surfisup1000:

 

 

 

My notebook has a 4g card slot. 

 

 

 

I can remove the sim from my phone and insert directly into my notebook. I wouldn't be tethering as such. 

 

 

 

Any rules against doing that? 

 

 

 

Might even be worthwhile buying an ipad with a sim slot in that case. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes you can't do that.  It is in their T&C's that it can only be used in mobile phones.

 



Actually it says:
Important to know: After 22GB of usage max data speeds will reduce. No tethering or hotspot. Personal NZ use on mobile only.


I’d love for them to try dispute a tablet or laptop using their SIM directly is NOT a “mobile” device. After careful reading of the T&C’s they never once mention “mobile phone”... just “mobile” 🤔

 

Yes because everyone goes around saying "i am just going to take my mobile laptop or my mobile tablet to the park"  We all know when they say mobile they mean mobile phone.  


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  # 1856998 1-Sep-2017 22:22
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tripp:

 

PhantomNVD:
tripp:

 

surfisup1000:

 

 

 

My notebook has a 4g card slot. 

 

 

 

I can remove the sim from my phone and insert directly into my notebook. I wouldn't be tethering as such. 

 

 

 

Any rules against doing that? 

 

 

 

Might even be worthwhile buying an ipad with a sim slot in that case. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes you can't do that.  It is in their T&C's that it can only be used in mobile phones.

 



Actually it says:
Important to know: After 22GB of usage max data speeds will reduce. No tethering or hotspot. Personal NZ use on mobile only.


I’d love for them to try dispute a tablet or laptop using their SIM directly is NOT a “mobile” device. After careful reading of the T&C’s they never once mention “mobile phone”... just “mobile” 🤔

 

Yes because everyone goes around saying "i am just going to take my mobile laptop or my mobile tablet to the park"  We all know when they say mobile they mean mobile phone.  

 

 

Particularly if you had T-Stick etc

 

 

 

So can someone get this plan and be a guinea pig and see what happens when you tether? Does it actually prevent you? If so what happens if you change your Default TTL from 128 to 65


 
 
 
 


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  # 1857042 2-Sep-2017 07:49
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Going by twitter they have seen that people are not happy with the no tether thing and going to look into it.

 

 


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  # 1857158 2-Sep-2017 12:14
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Yabanize:

tripp:


PhantomNVD:
tripp:


surfisup1000:


 


My notebook has a 4g card slot. 


 


I can remove the sim from my phone and insert directly into my notebook. I wouldn't be tethering as such. 


 


Any rules against doing that? 


 


Might even be worthwhile buying an ipad with a sim slot in that case. 


 



 


Yes you can't do that.  It is in their T&C's that it can only be used in mobile phones.




Actually it says:
Important to know: After 22GB of usage max data speeds will reduce. No tethering or hotspot. Personal NZ use on mobile only.


I’d love for them to try dispute a tablet or laptop using their SIM directly is NOT a “mobile” device. After careful reading of the T&C’s they never once mention “mobile phone”... just “mobile” 🤔


Yes because everyone goes around saying "i am just going to take my mobile laptop or my mobile tablet to the park"  We all know when they say mobile they mean mobile phone.  



Particularly if you had T-Stick etc


 


So can someone get this plan and be a guinea pig and see what happens when you tether? Does it actually prevent you? If so what happens if you change your Default TTL from 128 to 65



I know it’s slightly different but I have a mate who used over 100gb on the Skinny Direct unlimited plan, and regularly tethers his phone using the data binges and uses 200+ gb of data. He’s never been pulled up or lost connection. So I don’t think they’re enforcing this actively. However, it’s possible that they will start to get more strict on it now that more people will sign up.

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  # 1857160 2-Sep-2017 12:28
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I heard through a mate that Vodafone is coming out with a similar priced plan offering 25gb mobile data.


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  # 1857162 2-Sep-2017 12:34
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Swemoph:

I know it’s slightly different but I have a mate who used over 100gb on the Skinny Direct unlimited plan, and regularly tethers his phone using the data binges and uses 200+ gb of data. He’s never been pulled up or lost connection. So I don’t think they’re enforcing this actively. However, it’s possible that they will start to get more strict on it now that more people will sign up.

 

 

 

And your friend is the reason why we can't have nice things.


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  # 1857520 3-Sep-2017 10:55
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So I tried tethering my OnePlus 3 to my laptop and got this message when trying to visit a website:

 

The message appears to be hosted here: http://www.spark.co.nz/myspark/freedom-tethering/

 

Needless to say, Spark is actively blocking tethering (not sure if Skinny is doing the same). I was hoping they'd allow at least some form of limited tethering as opposed to blocking it outright.

 

Unfortunately, @Coil's build.prop workaround isn't working for me, looks like Nougat has stricter anti-tethering controls.

 

At this rate I might just go back to my $59 plan and make do with limited data but with tethering allowed.


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  # 1857523 3-Sep-2017 11:07
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d3Xt3r:

 

 

 

Needless to say, Spark is actively blocking tethering (not sure if Skinny is doing the same). I was hoping they'd allow at least some form of limited tethering as opposed to blocking it outright.

 

 

 

 

Both block tethering and have mde this very clear since the product was launched months ago.

 

Offering limited tethering would be a very challenging thing to offer. I'm not sure if they have any way of doing this based on different TTL's as it would become a nightmare.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1857532 3-Sep-2017 11:48
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d3Xt3r:

At this rate I might just go back to my $59 plan and make do with limited data but with tethering allowed.



Ever thought about taking the other $80 plan with 7.5GB and tethering allowed?

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  # 1857543 3-Sep-2017 12:23
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Someone I know who's on this plan is able to tether using his iPhone to his Windows laptop. I have a Mac and nope I'm not as lucky as him...


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  # 1857608 3-Sep-2017 13:41
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staticnz:
d3Xt3r:

At this rate I might just go back to my $59 plan and make do with limited data but with tethering allowed.



Ever thought about taking the other $80 plan with 7.5GB and tethering allowed?


Thanks, for some reason I was under the impression that this plan was replaced with the unlimited plan. Didn't realise they still offered it, I might just switch to it instead. 7.5 GB is plenty for me. :)

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  # 1857615 3-Sep-2017 14:09
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tripp:

Swemoph:

I know it’s slightly different but I have a mate who used over 100gb on the Skinny Direct unlimited plan, and regularly tethers his phone using the data binges and uses 200+ gb of data. He’s never been pulled up or lost connection. So I don’t think they’re enforcing this actively. However, it’s possible that they will start to get more strict on it now that more people will sign up.


 


And your friend is the reason why we can't have nice things.



Just to clarify I myself don’t condone breaking the TOS or stealing data - I have been on freedom since it came out and never tethered my phone or abused the plan. Was just weighing in since I found the fact he was able to actually do this quite interesting.


As for seperate tethering data - I wonder if it’s possible spark could give you some data separate for tethering and you could then switch it on when you need to tether, then turn it off to revert back to regular unlimited mobile only data? Could work but might get too complicated logistically.


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  # 1857657 3-Sep-2017 16:54
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Or just go 2D and use ‘data clock’ and do what you like in the time you select to pay for?

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  # 1857683 3-Sep-2017 18:10
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Hmm was hoping Spark could match 2D and skinny with the 10gb p/m in the $50-$55 bracket... looks like it's off to 2D I go.

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Dial111: Hmm was hoping Spark could match 2D and skinny with the 10gb p/m in the $50-$55 bracket... looks like it's off to 2D I go.

 

I wouldn't jump yet, the past tells us when 1 telco jumps the rest jump soon after (as much as they deny it)


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