It seems that Orange, who are about to start selling the iPhone on the 10th of November are offering a so called unlimited data plane with the iPhone which is actually limited.
Rory Cellan Jones from the BBC has discovered something interesting in Orange’s iPhone terms and conditions, that data will be limited to 750MB per month, not only is data limited but some services aren’t included in the 750MB limit.
Not to be used for other activities (eg using your handset as a modem, non-Orange internet based streaming services, voice or video over the internet, instant messaging, peer to peer file sharing, non-Orange internet based video). Should such use be detected notice may be given and Network protection controls applied to all services which Orange does not believe constitutes mobile browsing.”
So basically you wont be able to use services like Spotify and Facebook messaging on your iPhone with Orange, which is pretty stupid, as those are the sort of services iPhone users want.
If Orange want iPhone customers, they need to re think their data usage policy, otherwise people will just stick with O2, personally I would have switched to Orange as I am less than happy with O2.
The only thing that lets the iPhone down, is the providers that carry it, lets hope that Vodafone comes out with a better deal when they start selling the iPhone next year.
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