smartphone & netbook

  sunnystaines 10:48 13 Jun 2011

would linking up a netbook to a smartphone to give the netbook internet access via the smartphone seriously deplete the the net usage allowance or would there be little difference.

[using "3" with a 1gb usage a month]

  mgmcc 11:11 13 Jun 2011

Why not try it and see? You can always go into "My 3 Page" to see how much of your allowance has been used or remains, although it doesn't update in real time so will probably show the status as of "yesterday".

As long as you're just running email and accessing web pages, usage shouldn't be excessive. The problem arises if the Netbook automatically retrieves updates for installed programs, as some of these could involve large file downloads.

  bremner 11:33 13 Jun 2011

You need to look at your mobile networks "tethering" T & C's

  Woolwell 12:58 13 Jun 2011

It depends on what you download and what other data your phone requires. 1Gb per month isn't much. If you are planning to use it out of UK then it could work out to be extremely expensive.

  woodchip 13:31 13 Jun 2011

Windows Updates needs to be set to Manual not automatic, But that still leaves Anti-Virus update, but do not normally take much unless it updates the Program

  sunnystaines 15:02 13 Jun 2011

thankyou for all the replies, they have been helpful

  Woolwell 16:55 13 Jun 2011

On a smartphone I recommend turning off data roaming before going out of UK. The charges are very high for only a small amount of data.

  woodchip 17:18 13 Jun 2011

Better to go to McDonald's It's a Free Hot Spot, I have used them okay when away Netbook as Built in WiFi

  sunnystaines 17:38 13 Jun 2011

Woolwell, woodchip


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