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pottyperson
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Message 171 of 295

Re: BT Mobile SIM only plans - Tethering?

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@mcronline wrote:
I doubt it undermines BTs landline services. If the BT Mobile service was unlimited then maybe. I for one wouldn't tether to a mobile service as an alternative to a landline, especially as their is no limit on most broadband services.

I didn't say tempting for everyone, just some. There are plenty out there who manage with broadband limited to 20GB or less. With a good 4G signal at home, £20 a month for 20GB with tethering could replace both landline (nudging that sum on its own) and broadband (including the patchy BT WiFi service). It's only a guess but BT must have realised it.

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adamsaltiel
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Message 172 of 295

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Oh dear oh dear,

I have a Kingston Mobile lite which I hadn't been using, but can anyway as battery back up and, lo and behold, a means to tether my iPad. I think that's the least cost option. Otherwise there are other plans from other carriers -**Edited**

End of commercial plugs for disparate companies.

(Personally I like my workaround as I think BT *should* provide tethering, after all the reason they give in this forum is nonsense, to keep within the plan, on a 20Gb/mnth data allowance?!)

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mcronline
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Message 173 of 295

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Is showing a video. Using mobile Netflix for example, using a mobile phone with a chromecast to mirror the image count as tethering?
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pottyperson
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Message 174 of 295

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@mcronline wrote:
Is showing a video. Using mobile Netflix for example, using a mobile phone with a chromecast to mirror the image count as tethering?

No. The phone is effectively just a remote and doesn't use mobile data. In fact, once you've set up the cast you can switch the phone off.

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mcronline
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Message 175 of 295

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It is definitely using mobile data as I have no landline at the moment. What I am saying is all that is happening is the screen is mirrored from the mobile phone there are no downloads on the other device.
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StewM
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Message 176 of 295

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Hi, using Chromecast will not use your data allowance on your phone.

It will use your broadband allowance.

 

Stew

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rscott
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Message 177 of 295

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That depends - if you're mirroring the phone display, then it uses data via the phone. If you're casting, then it's using whatever wifi it's connected to.
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StewM
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Message 178 of 295

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Agreed. I was stating that using Chromcast will not use mobile data.

 

Stew

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Message 179 of 295

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It will though. If he's mirroring the phone display via Chromecast, then it uses mobile data. It's only if he's casting that it uses broadband.
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pottyperson
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Message 180 of 295

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Despite the sidetracking, the answer to the original question is still "No" - whether you're casting or mirroring, it's not tethering.

 

Stew's correct though. Chromecast does not use mobile data even if you're mirroring; the phone does.

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