Ofcom offers glimmer of hope in O2 tethering row

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IMG_0060[1].PNGConsumer blog Bitterwallet has posted an interesting update concerning the ongoing issue of whether O2 should be allowed to charge for iPhone data tethering.

The row essentially boils down to the fact that O2 is proposing a £14.68 – £29.36 monthly bolt-on charge for customers who want to use their iPhone to tether 3G data to their laptops. iPhone customers already have a plan in place with O2 whereby they can download, supposedly, unlimited data so customers would be paying extra for data they’ve already paid for.

Bitterwallet’s post includes a letter from a reader who contacted Ofcom to complain about O2’s proposal. The reader was told that “without further calls to them about this issue” any action Ofcom might take would not go forward. This implies that Ofcom will need more people to lodge a complaint before any action is taken.

If you did want to complain then Ofcom can be reached on 020 7981 3040 or 0300 123 3333.

(via Bitterwallet)

Paul Lamkin