BIO-AX® does not use “Tethering” – A ‘Tethered connection’ to a mobile phone (which a number of our competitors do) drains the phone battery rapidly, provides a slow stream with a huge latency and often “locks up” the phone not allowing calls to the phone.
A number of our competitors use “tethering” which, with a number of mobile network operators, this feature is contractually unavailable by default, and may only be activated by paying to add a tethering package to a data plan or choosing a data plan that includes tethering. This is done primarily because with a computer sharing the network connection, there may well be a substantial increase in the customer’s mobile data use, for which the network may not have budgeted in their network design and pricing structures.
Many carriers don’t like tethering because you’re using the internet on a device that you’re not paying to access the internet on, which goes against the terms and conditions you agreed to when you signed your contract.
Downsides to tethering:
You’ll drain the battery on your phone or tablet quickly. Many people have mentioned draining their battery in an hour or two. So what is the point of an Emergency or Security person carrying a Phone for remote communication or mobile working, for it only to fail when most needed.
You have to pay extra to tether, or risk being charged fees if you’re caught doing it and not paying.
The internet is much slower given that it’s mobile for one thing, and two, it has to go through your phone.
Phone calls or other phone functionality might not be possible.