I just noticed that visitors to this website increased sharply over the last few weeks. Looking into it further, it seems that 60% of the people who visited the site had searched for something about T-Mobile’s ‘Fair Use Policy’ (see earlier posts).
My guess is that most (if not all) of those people had had letters about so-called ‘excessive use’ of their T-Mobile broadband.
T-Mobile still has “Browse as much as you want and never worry about cost with our unlimited price plans” on its website. It is not unlimited! There is a maximum speed, and if you download too much they slow the speed down so much that surfing is impracticable, and it’s slowed for the rest of the contract term. How is that ‘unlimited’?
No other (major) mobile broadband provider caps the speed if you exceed the usage limit, but they do charge for any data you use in excess of the limit:
Vodafone Mobile Broadband charges £15 per GB if you exceed their limit.
3 Mobile Broadband charges £100 per GB thereafter if you exceed their limit.
O2 Mobile Broadband charges £200 per GB if you exceed their limit! £200 per GB!!!!
If you feel that these caps and charges are unfair and/or extortionate, please leave a comment (even if it’s just “Me too”).
Still want to buy mobile broadband? If so, check the ads to the right, and send a few pence my way (at no cost to you). Thanks.
Well, I guess that ends any hope of a mobile telecoms company sponsoring my motor racing career. Come to think of it, I’m looking for work at the moment too, so I guess these are four companies I won’t have to contact.