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New Contributor Lomblers
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Mobile tethering and international roaming data

I have International roaming on my regular Optus mobile plan. If I use my phone as a mobile hotspot for my iPad, is the data usage included in my 1G roaming data allowance or is this data charge the usual extravagant roaming rate?

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Re: Mobile tethering and international roaming data

It's inlcuded in the 1GB but the cost if you go over the 1GB is quite high so be careful, especially tethering. A lot of mobiles/tablets have settings like "only update over WiFi" on by default so your iPad could chew through a lot of data very quickly

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Moderator GuyCS
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Re: Mobile tethering and international roaming data

Hey @Lomblers - if you used your mobile as a hotspot, the usage would go against your 1GB allowance. As @SamSam mentioned though, if you exceed that 1GB allowance, you'll be charged for each MB of roaming data usage. 


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New Contributor Lomblers
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Re: Mobile tethering and international roaming data

Good tip to watch for the 'over wifi' options on apps. Thank you)

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New Contributor Lomblers
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Re: Mobile tethering and international roaming data

Thanks for the confirmation Guy)

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Moderator GuyCS
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Re: Mobile tethering and international roaming data

No worries at all. Give us a shout if you need any further assistance. 


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