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    02 to cap data on smartphones - from 24th June - Grrrrrr!

    02 to cap data on smartphones - from 24th June - Grrrrrr! The day they launch the iPhone 4!

    BBC News - O2 network scraps unlimited data for smartphones

    Got wind of it earlier today when O2 emailed me this:

    O2 | iPhone 4 | Tariffs for iPhone

    So do I still go for the new iPhone or buy an iPhone 3GS now? I download a massive amount of data each month on my G1 and I don't think 500MB is going to be enough.

    What do others think?

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    You could cut back on your data use? I average about 200MB a month and I'm on my G1 constantly. How do you use so much more?

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    I wonder how many customers O2 will loose because of this. I download a bit as well. Especially into iTunes.

    I personally think it was a unique selling point for O2. I'm not aware of any other operator that was offering unlimited data. Does anyone know differently?

    Gareth

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    could always compare vodafone? three? orange? i would never downgrade from a 4g (3gs user atm) sadly i have to wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You could cut back on your data use? I average about 200MB a month and I'm on my G1 constantly. How do you use so much more?
    I access quite a few email accounts, most of which have emails that have picture attachments, as well as doing most of my surfing using the phone. FaceBook, Twitter, and all the news sites that I subscribe to, and all the rest, just add to it. I'm a G1 junkie!

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    it was never unlimited though 1gb fair use policy

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    I know, but I'm pretty close to that each month - usually have to rein it in during the last week of my billing period.

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    £1 per 100mb is not actually that bad in the grand scheme of things!

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    Looks like I got my new unlimited data contract just in time

    Now all I need to do is find a stronger signal area to bloody use it

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    Just registered my interest with vodafone and orange as already with 02 and have never once been shown loyalty and I was with them with the iphone 3g, 3gs and still no loyalty and now with them wanting to charge for data I still want the iphone 4 but if possible might swap to vodafone or orange ( will see what there tarrifs are any different or not ref the data charge ) - I don't use more then 500mb a month on my 3G or 3GS when I had them both most of my data usage was done on my own wifi connection which I pay for ref my own net connection with bethere so thats a moot point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Looks like I got my new unlimited data contract just in time

    Now all I need to do is find a stronger signal area to bloody use it
    I have unlimited data plan at the moment so am not worried about how much I use. I have no idea how much I use per month - where will I find that out?

    It is annoying. I tether my iPad ;-)

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    There's no way Orange and Vodafone are going to offer "unlimited" data since people are going to buy the new iPhone regardless of whether they do so or not.

    Also, the cost of the contracts is starting to get ridiculous. How long will it be before it reaches 36 months?

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    I only brought my HTC HD2 smartphone 2 months ago with Unlimited Data................contract runs out next year no unlimited after that :-(

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    Capping on internet connections of any sort IMO is ridiculous. It will kill half the media apps currently available.

    Want to watch apple trailers on your ipad? You'll get about 3 before hitting your peak. listen to last.fm or similar? maybe a week if your lucky. If you use your iphone as a sat nav.... don't go on a long journey, cos streaming google maps is going to eat it too.

    500mb for £35/month is appaling. needs to be at least 3 times that much to be reasonable, in an age where data usage is going UPWARDS, reducing caps to limits that better suit 10 years ago is a horrible idea, and after being with 02 (and BT before that) for 12 years, I will now probably change to orange; at least that way i can get cheap cinema tickets to make up for it.

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    Could be worse, I was going to add the £8 bolt on for 'unlimited' data use to my normal O2 contract - then I saw that 'unlimited' meant 200mb a month!

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