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Vodafone Mobile Broadband - What APN?

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NH_
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Hi there,

 

Can someone tell me what's the APN for Vodafone Mobile Broadband? I'm a PAYG customer, I bought an add-on but I haven't been able to use it. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII, and the current APN is live.vodafone.ie.

 

Thanks.

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Community Expert

hs.vodafone.ie is for mobile broadband
live.vodafone.com is for using bill pay or pay as you go mobile services and tethering on these services.

 

Use the wrong one for the wrong service and you'll either be charged or it wont work. Data services do seem to be affected by an outage at present though.

Cookie
Vodafone Community Expert (or so I'm told) and S10 owner. I don't work for Vodafone
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NH_
Poster

Thanks for that, I'll make sure to put a data block to stop it once it reaches "dangerous" levels.

 

Can it be used for tethering, too?

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Well if you're a bill pay or payg customer with a data plan then you can tether on the live.vodafone.com APN but if you use the other APN you'll be charged.
Cookie
Vodafone Community Expert (or so I'm told) and S10 owner. I don't work for Vodafone
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NH_
Poster

So, just to be clear:  the "normal" internet allowance can be used both on the phone and for tethering, whereas the mobile broadband can only be used on the phone (without extra charge, that is). Is that correct?

 

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1. Mobile Broadband = Sims designed to use in WiFi modems on these plans and devices:
https://n.vodafone.ie/shop/mobile-broadband.html
You need to use hs.vodafone.ie APN with the above.

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2. Owning a mobile phone with a sim card associated with bill pay or payg plans like these:
https://n.vodafone.ie/shop/bill-pay-plans.html
https://n.vodafone.ie/shop/pay-as-you-go-plans.html
You need to use live.vodafone.com APN
If you use this apn you can tether.

If you use hs.vodafone.ie APN with option 2 above you will be charged money.



Cookie
Vodafone Community Expert (or so I'm told) and S10 owner. I don't work for Vodafone
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NH_
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Thanks.

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If I'm reading this correctly, the OP has inadvertantly bought a mobile broadband data add-on to use on their phone. In this case, they'll need to change the active APN on their phone to the HS APN to be able to use that data add-on.
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Well they were initially using the wrong apn as it should end in .com not .ie so lets see if they come back.
Cookie
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