3G Mobile Sharing Dillemma
My dad just renewed his Optus Mobile Plan which includes 5GB of 3G data/internet access per month. He is using a very basic phone because he is a tradie and doesn't want a 'touch screen'; these "builder's phones" are known to be very rugged and durable but often lack many of the technologies and features of smart phones. He wants me to find a way that we can use and share his data usage across our mobile devices. One crude solution would be to physically transfer his simcard to my phone every time we want to use mobile 3G but this is fiddly and we may miss important calls and stuff. I looked into tethering but I don't think his phone(Samsung B2700) supports this feature. I was wondering whether it would be possible to duplicate his simcard which would allow me to swap it in my phone, put it into one of those wifi usb dongles and into a tablet or laptop for the same purpose. Is there an easy way to basically take/share his 3G data usage from his phone without actually removing the sim card from the phone(so he can be using his phone for basic stuff like calls and text)?