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MattLFC wrote: »
Fantastic post, should certainly be made a sticky!! :T
To be entirely fair to Three, they never list minutes or texts as "unlimited"; they're the only company out there who seems to regard "unlimited" allowances as just that, unlimited, aka limitless...
So for instance, their highest plan, aka "The One Plan", is sold as 2000 xnet minutes, 5000 3-3 minutes, 5000 text messages, unlimited data and tethering. The two unlimited data (and tethering) feature is truly unlimited with no FUP as stated by the OP.
I think this is the way all networks should go; if they want to call something unlimited, it should be limitless, with no FUP; if they have a FUP of 3000 minutes for instance, then simply do as Three do, and label it "3000 minutes" instead of unlimited lol. Any company prepared to lie to, or deceive their customer from day one, is, IMHO, not a company I'd want to do business with.
Quite how the ASA and Ofcom allow this shady practice is beyond me; well we do know, money (bungs) speaks louder than words, but that just makes it doubly not right. Having said that though, it's good to see that the main networks have gradually stopped the "unlimited" but subject to FUP malarky with regards data. In the past 14 months I've been using Three, it's been really nice to not have to even think about data consumption! AYCE data is an absolute godsend.
hunters wrote: »
O2 don't charge on my contract for data just slow it down
Gemma_ wrote: »
Giffgaff don't have the 1gb/hour 3gb a day limit
On the unlimited plans its unlimited with no tethering as long as its from a mobile device.
T&C 3.10: You may not use your sim card in such a way that adversely impacts the service to other giffgaff customers
We think that any usage over 1GB/hour may be indicative of illegitimate usage
(Another indicator is) using a significant amount of data for a long period of time (i.e. we’d expect someone to sleep at some stage within a 24 hour period).
If the member continues their suspected-illegitimate usage, we will suspend their data services. (after contact first)
If a member feels that their usage was legitimate and that the conclusions of our investigations were incorrect, they are invited to follow the usual appeals procedure. We will then conduct a further review into the case. We do realise that mistakes can be made and want to assure you all that we take every appeal very seriously and conduct a full review.
Giffgaff use 1GB/hour and 3GB/day as simply indicative of illegitimate use (after testing what was reasonable for high legitimate use on various devices). Using over these amounts can trigger further investigations. Your data may be suspended during the investigation period. unless this usage is prevented, illegitimate usage consumes an unfair amount of network resources.
ZhugeEX wrote: »
If you use an excessive amount of data in a short amount 1GB per hour or 3GB per day then you will be contacted by Giff Gaff and asked to reduce usage. If you continue to use the unlimited data illegitimately then you will be cut off. Therefore it is not truly unlimited data like Three or T-Mobiles offering.
Trust me, i do my research before posting a guide like this.
Gemma_ wrote: »
Well sadly you are wrong. The reports on the forums at giffgaff are people are being contacted at 25/30gb a day as they packet sniff
Bingolingo wrote: »
T-Mobile's been given a slap on the wrist. Full Monty "unlimited" data is no longer to be advertised as so.http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/04/asa-no-t-mobile-your-unlimited-data-isnt-actually-unlimited/
Serves them right.
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