Thank you T-Mobile for your terrible Fair Use Policy

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.

4 thoughts on “Thank you T-Mobile for your terrible Fair Use Policy

  1. I’m on Vodafone and I think it’s 500MB per month I get. Have to keep an eye on how much I’m using now I have my phone tethered to my laptop. £15 per GB, phew!

  2. Thanks for comment Jack. Some of this info will be out of date now, but you’re right, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

    Usually the data allowance is for uploads and downloads combined. With Microsoft updates, antivirus updates, and all the other software updates that happen in the background, I don’t think it will be hard to reach the limit.

  3. t mobile should be taken to court.and orange..all this b****x about fairuse…they tell you in their shops its 15 quid for the month..then when you go to log on they come up with restricted service…false selling or what…about time these rip off companies were done..where in any shop that sells there product does it say fairuse policy..if it did there sales will plumit 99.9 %..RIP OFF B******S

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