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T-Mobile UK redefines the term "browsing" by restricting video and file downloading

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jan 2011, 06:19

T-Mobile's UK subscribers will be limited to fair use data capped at 500MB, starting next month. If you go over the allotted cap, you possibly won't be able to stream videos, or download files. The carrier is giving the word "browsing" a whole new meaning...

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posted on 12 Jan 2011, 06:57

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

This is rather stupid! All that tech which I bet isn't cheap.let's see how long it takes them to reverse this policy once customers abandon the carrier in droves.. Who needs a marketing campaign when your competitor shoots himself in the foot? lol

Watch this space, this is definitely a blunder in the making!

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 07:40

2. Libertasian (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

A sad sign of the future. wait a year for an american operator to announce something simmilar.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 08:36

3. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Evidently, T-Mobile appears to like making up their own definitions of what something is. So essentially, it is going to boil down to carriers such as Sprint truly giving subscribers bang for the buck.

John B.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 09:35

4. bigboombam (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)


The article says T-Mobile UK, not T-Mobile USA, or even Deutsche Telekom for that matter. So what does Sprint, or ANY American based cellular service provider, have anything to do with T-Mobile UK?

And I'm sure you're not referring to the ITU 're-branding' the definition of 4G, making T-Mobile's HSPA+ network actually 4G, as T-Mobile "Making up their own definitions of what something is", are you? Because that'd just be straight ignorant, dawg.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 11:08

5. joe187 (unregistered)

Keep in mind that T-Mobile USA was calling their HSPA+ network 4G BEFORE ITU decided to re-brand the definition of 4G. So techincally, T-Mobile USA did in fact make their own definition of what 4G is.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 12:39

6. bigboombam (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Jan 2011)

TECHNICALLY the most verbatim definition of 4G is 'Fourth-Generation Wireless', which T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is. So, technically, you're a bender.

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 16:45

7. Phoner (unregistered)

Well in all reality 4g is anything greater than 100 mb/s. T-Mobile is revamping their network and constantly improving until it reaches that mark. By the end of the year they are supposed to have 42 mb/s. Which is faster than any god damn cell phone can handle anyway....

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