Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/04/orange_caps_at_30mb/

Orange simplifies data by capping at 30MB

New low in 'unlimited' definition

By Bill Ray

Posted in Mobile, 4th June 2007 07:02 GMT

Orange has launched its unmetered-mobile-data tariff for the UK - but unexpectedly capped it at 30MB a month.

The tariff is available to pre-paid as well as contract customers, and costs a fiver for evening and weekend use, or £8 for anytime unmetered data access. Only it's not as unmetered as one might hope.

When we covered the tariff last month we expected to see a fair-use limitation. although we couldn't confirm it at the time. We had anticipated a limit at around 1GB, as imposed by most of the competition.

We didn't expect a deal so poor it would make Vodafone's £7.50-for-130MB/month offer look good.

Orange confirmed the limit to us, and noted that it has other tariffs with greater "fair-use" limits. ®