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Mobile Tethering

Note: This guide is applicable for customers who signed up after 30 September 2015 or customers who have migrated to TPG Mobile service on the Vodafone network. This guide is not applicable to TPG Mobile service on the Optus network.

Tethering allows you to use a mobile phone as a USB modem or WiFi hotspot to connect another device to a Mobile Broadband service (e.g. desktop PC).

Enabling Tethering on iPhone

Step 1. Press Settings

Step 2. Press Personal Hotspot

Step 3. Press the indicator next to "Personal Hotspot" to enable the function.

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions of the connection method of your choice to establish tethering connection.

Enabling Tethering on Android

Step 1. Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2. Press Settings on the top right corner of the screen

Step 3. Press Mobile hotspot and tethering. If you can't see this option, you may need to press More under "Wireless and Networks".

Step 4. Enable your choice of connection method.
  • Mobile hotspot: Connect using Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth tethering: Connect using Bluetooth
  • USB tethering: Connect using USB

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