Orange to 'dump unlimited data tariffs'
The way the wind blows
Orange UK is to scrap unlimited data plans for new and upgrading customers in the summer, according to reports.
You'd better look after your phone then, if you are a heavy data user.
Orange is saying nothing in public yet, but the trade paper Mobile "understands" that the cello is to follow the example of 02, which canned unlimited data bundles yesterday.
Vodafone in effect scrapped unlimited data tariffs last month, when it signalled its intention to impose "out-of-bundle" data charges.
First 02 : http://www.reghardware.com/2010/06/10/o2_limited_data_plans/
OfCom - where are you ?
This is actually a step forward
It means we're past the stage where the Telco's thought they had so much bandwidth they just advertised it as unlimited. Now we're at the stage where they'll compete on bandwidth packages.
It's just another step in the path towards dumb carrier status like the ISP's.
No, just first one to blink
It's the same with energy utilities. One of them breaks cover and changes their prices and all the rest follow, safe in the knowledge that entire market will stabilise around the new price.
AC coz I've worked with both bunches of shysters