Tuesday, January 11, 2011

T-Mobile changes fair-use limits in the UK, and gives a sharp warning

T-Mobile has put up a notice on their site saying that they have reduced their fair-use limits from 3GB to 500MB. They also say that mobile Internet is for browsing around and looking at sites for email, news, social networking and other stuff. But it is not for streaming videos, downloading files and playing games. Funny!

Here's an excerpt from the notice:
What does this mean? - We’ll always let you email and browse the internet and you’ll never pay more than you agree to. We do have a fair use policy but ours is there to make sure we deliver the best service possible to all our customers.  This means that you’ll always be able to browse the internet.  
So remember our Mobile Broadband and internet on your phone service is best used for browsing which means looking at your favorite websites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, BBC News and more, checking your email and looking for information, but not watching videos or downloading files. 
If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband.
See the last line? Then why does YouTube have a mobile version?

Read the notice here.

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