Share your data allowance across multiple O2 devices
Get all your family online with one of our sharer plans. Take a sharer-capable tariff, and you can share the data with up to nine other devices.
Data allowances of 1GB upwards on phones (excluding our Unlimited Data tariff), and 3GB upwards on mobile broadband devices, come with the ability to share data.
How can I get it?
To get a sharer plan, you’ll need a phone or tablet on an O2 Refresh tariff with 1GB or more of data. This will be your lead device. It doesn’t have to be on a new contract – go to My O2 or come and see us in store to share your current data allowance.
Once you’ve got your lead device, you can then add up to nine other phones, tablets or sims to share its data allowance. If you already have additional devices that you want to add to a sharer plan, you can add them as soon as they’re out of contract.
Follow these steps to start sharing your data:
- To activate sharing, you’ll need to log in to My O2.
- Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a list of your Pay Monthly accounts, with a link to set up your shared data.
- Click the link and your lead device will be shown with its data allowance. You’ll also see a list of phones and tablets you can share your allowance with.
- Tick the boxes of the devices you’d like to share your allowance with.
- Select ‘Start sharing data’.
You'll see a message confirming that we're processing the request – it normally takes around 10-15 minutes to activate, but sometimes could take up to 24 hours.
With My O2 you’ll be able to keep tabs on how much data you’ve got left – download the app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone 8 devices. We’ll also text you if you’re close to running out of data and you can always add a Bolt On or increase your allowance if you need to.
To find out more, speak to an advisor in your local O2 store or call us on 0344 809 0202.
Sharer plans are now compatible with our flexible tariffs. Meaning you can flex the amount of data you share, as long as you only move to another sharer-compatible tariff. For phones you can move between any of our tariffs with 1GB or more data (excluding our Unlimited Data tariff), and still share your data. For mobile broadband you’d need to move between tariffs with 3GB or more data, to continue sharing. Any changes will be made the day after your next bill date