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Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:12 pm
by iainpople
Hi,

I am on the WBP HSPA plan. What is the cost per MB for tethering? Is it the normal 2c/mb charge?

thanks, Iain.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:33 pm
by rukshani
iainpople wrote:Hi,

I am on the WBP HSPA plan. What is the cost per MB for tethering? Is it the normal 2c/mb charge?

thanks, Iain.
With the correct APN, the charge will be 27.5 cents per MB.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:05 pm
by Pyotr
1. Is it considered "tethering" to use an Exetel wirless broadband sim (plan WI A) in a portable wifi modem such as Pocket WIFI (Huawei E585)? Effectively this device catches the 3g signal and passes data back and forth to other devices by wifi.

2. Is it also 'tethering" to use the Exetel sim in an Android phone where the phone can operate as a wifi hotspot as well as using the 3g data itself?

The Pocket WIFI in both cases is set up to use APN Exetel1.

3. If the answer is yes to 1 or 2 or both, does this mean data will be charged at 27.5c per mb?

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:24 pm
by shoner
Pyotr wrote:1. Is it considered "tethering" to use an Exetel wirless broadband sim (plan WI A) in a portable wifi modem such as Pocket WIFI (Huawei E585)? Effectively this device catches the 3g signal and passes data back and forth to other devices by wifi. ?
Yes.

Pyotr wrote:2. Is it also 'tethering" to use the Exetel sim in an Android phone where the phone can operate as a wifi hotspot as well as using the 3g data itself? ?
Yes.
Pyotr wrote:3. If the answer is yes to 1 or 2 or both, does this mean data will be charged at 27.5c per mb?
The price involved for tethering is best explained on the exewiki, see link below.
http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... nformation

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:42 pm
by Pyotr
Thank you,
Are you sure? The Exewiki section you refer to only mentions rates for the Mobile cap plan (27.5c per mb) and for the Mobile per minute plan (24c per mb). There is no mention of rates for the Mobile Broadband plans whose names start with W.
http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... thering.3F

Also if the Exetel Mobile Broadband sim is used in an android phone (and quoting APN=Exetel1) directly for internet access on that phone and not for wifi hotspotting to other devices, then is this also "tethering" ?

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:14 pm
by shoner
Pyotr wrote:Thank you,
Are you sure? The Exewiki section you refer to only mentions rates for the Mobile cap plan (27.5c per mb) and for the Mobile per minute plan (24c per mb). There is no mention of rates for the Mobile Broadband plans whose names start with W.
http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... thering.3F
I will get a sales consultant to better respond to this.
Pyotr wrote: Also if the Exetel Mobile Broadband sim is used in an android phone (and quoting APN=Exetel1) directly for internet access on that phone and not for wifi hotspotting to other devices, then is this also "tethering" ?
This will not be categorised as tethering as only a single device is accessing the network.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:25 pm
by Pyotr
shoner wrote:I will get a sales consultant to better respond to this.
Can a sales consultant advise?

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:18 pm
by Mort
I was using a pocket wifi with an Exetel MBB and it just counts as normal data. As far as I experienced and was aware there is no "tethering" fee on Optus related services, it's just a matter of making sure you are using the correct APN, which applies to any Exetel mobile service. The same applies when "tethering" through my wifes iPhone or my daughters Omnia7, both as a wifi hotspot and directly connected to the PC. It just counts as normal data that is either included in your plan or charged at whatever normal data is charged at.

That's just my experience though.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:31 pm
by iainpople
What is the cost of tethering on the M8 plan assuming that you stay within the 200M included data?

thanks, Iain.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:00 pm
by remosha
iainpople wrote:What is the cost of tethering on the M8 plan assuming that you stay within the 200M included data?

thanks, Iain.
As long as you use the correct APN, you will not be charged extra if you are to use the allocated download allowance of your plan.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:56 am
by oblong
remosha wrote:
iainpople wrote:What is the cost of tethering on the M8 plan assuming that you stay within the 200M included data?

thanks, Iain.
As long as you use the correct APN, you will not be charged extra if you are to use the allocated download allowance of your plan.
And what is that correct APN? I'll admit I'm confused.

http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... ervices.3F

I'm on M8, Android (Galaxy S II). That page says to use one of YESINTERNET, INTERNET, OPTUS WAP. I don't understand the comment in the "Tethering" column: "For Apple iPhone users ONLY - enable Tethering. For Android, Symbian or Other Mobile Handset, this is NOT Necessary and may incur data charges of $1.43 per MB."

What is not necessary? Does it mean one does not have to specially activate tethering in your Exetel account, or does it mean some setting on the handset?

Does it matter which of YESINTERNET or INTERNET is used?

Also, http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... happens_if talks about Layer 2 and layer 3. How do we know which applies? What happens if EXETEL1 (mentioned there) is used on M8/Android?

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:28 am
by udara
oblong wrote: And what is that correct APN? I'll admit I'm confused.
Would you be able to PM me your Mobile number so that i can confirm to you the correct APN that you should use .
I'm on M8, Android (Galaxy S II). That page says to use one of YESINTERNET, INTERNET, OPTUS WAP. I don't understand the comment in the "Tethering" column: "For Apple iPhone users ONLY - enable Tethering. For Android, Symbian or Other Mobile Handset, this is NOT Necessary and may incur data charges of $1.43 per MB."

What is not necessary? Does it mean one does not have to specially activate tethering in your Exetel account, or does it mean some setting on the handset?
With regards to your above question , there is an option on your members area where you will be able to enable Tethering , this needs to be done ONLY if you are using a Apple iPhone , as you are using a Android (Galaxy S II), you need not worry about this.

Simply enabling tethering on the mobile and adding the correct APN should do the trick :)
Does it matter which of YESINTERNET or INTERNET is used?
Yes , YESINTERNET is the APN setup for iPhones and INTERNETis the APN for all other phones (NOTE: this is only if YESINTERNET /INTERNET are the APN's programmed for your particular plan)
Also, http://exewiki.exetel.com.au/index.php? ... happens_if talks about Layer 2 and layer 3. How do we know which applies? What happens if EXETEL1 (mentioned there) is used on M8/Android?
Once you PM me your mobile number i will be able to confirm what APN you need to use :)

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:10 pm
by maestro
I am also on the M8 plan, and have my APN set to "INTERNET" and am using a Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5503).

I can use the internet from the phone, but when I enable wireless hotspot I get no data via the wireless. I can connect to the wireless and get a DHCP IP address from the phone, but I don't get any response from any website.

Is there something else I need to do to enable tethering on an Android device on the M8 plan?

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:32 pm
by KavindaS
maestro wrote:I am also on the M8 plan, and have my APN set to "INTERNET" and am using a Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5503).

I can use the internet from the phone, but when I enable wireless hotspot I get no data via the wireless. I can connect to the wireless and get a DHCP IP address from the phone, but I don't get any response from any website.

Is there something else I need to do to enable tethering on an Android device on the M8 plan?
Kindly PM me your mobile service number. I need to first check if the tethering APN is enabled or not.

Re: Tethering rates on WBP plan

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:40 pm
by maestro
KavindaS wrote:Kindly PM me your mobile service number. I need to first check if the tethering APN is enabled or not.
I PM'ed the number to you last week. Has there been any progress on this?

Thank you