T-Mobile UK Changing Its Data Plan
In this New Year, at CES event we have seen many 4G, even a dual core device which where proudly announced by Motorola and LG. It seems that different carriers are going take this era business to a next level to accommodate all these new capabilities into a mobile device.
We came to know that, T-Mobile UK is going to cap their data plans to a 500 MB limit, however calming that their so called “unlimited data plan” was unlimited for browsing the net, which supposedly not include watching videos on YouTube or downloading any file.
T-mobile is not the only carrier, which is putting a cap on the data limit, there are many other such carriers like Vodafone, O2 who have already done this.
Here is quote from T-Mobile UK’s Website
Browsing means looking at websites and checking email, but not watching videos, downloading files or playing games. We’ve got a fair use policy but ours means that you’ll always be able to browse the internet, it’s only when you go over the fair use amount that you won’t be able to download, stream and watch video clips. [...]
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.
So, if we technically speak T-Mobile carrier are correct in their respect like web browsing is unlimited but that does not include watching videos, playing games or downloading a file.
Since we know that many interactive parts of a mobile device is dependent on the internet connection. If we consider a case here, if we want to update ROM of an Android device, the average size of android device ROM is 100 MB, which is about 1/5th of the quota(500MB). So, Needless to say, that users will have to try and disable the OTA updates for their devices if they don’t want to see Fair use policy violation text message popping out.
This change is going to affect those customers with 3GB data plan and all customers who obtained contract through third party retailers.