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O2 pay monthly customers will no longer have to pay extra for tethering, with the introduction of new tariffs.

Tethering is a function that enables smartphone owners to use their handset as a de facto mobile broadband hotspot to get online with up to five 3G enabled devices simultaneously. The feature is on offer with a slew of handsets, including all Android phones running the 2.2 version of the OS or above, as well as the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

Until recently, O2 customers who wanted to use tethering had to pay extra for a bolt-on at £7.65 per month. However, under the terms of the carrier’s new contract options it is now free and included within the monthly mobile internet allowance.

Existing O2 subscribers can set up a move to the new tariffs over the phone, with the sole caveat that they choose one priced the same as their current deal or higher.

O2 stated: "For the first time, Internet Tethering (using your phone as a modem to connect your laptop to the internet) is completely included in our data allowances, so you don’t have to pay a penny extra for it. That’s £7.65 additional value built into your tariff.”

O2 recently announced 12 month contracts, aimed at early adopters of new smartphone tech who are keen to upgrade their handsets regularly.

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