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.
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?!)
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.
Hi, using Chromecast will not use your data allowance on your phone.
It will use your broadband allowance.
Agreed. I was stating that using Chromcast will not use mobile data.
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.