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Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Wed 05-Jul-17 14:55:25
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Here we go; Three UK implements T-Mobile Binge On in UK


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https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/5/15915414/three-uk-...

UK telecom provider Three is taking a cue from T-Mobile and launching a new data plan called “Go Binge,” which sounds awfully similar to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” program. Through Go Binge, Three subscribers can use Netflix, SoundCloud, Deezer, and TVPlayer without having it count toward their data plan. Existing customers will have to upgrade their plan to qualify while new customers on higher-priced plans — with 4GB and above data allowance — will be automatically opted in.


This is just the start of the slippery slope where after a certain period of time this will become mandatory, and to pay to use streaming services incurs an ever rising cost.

Every single mainstream US cell provider has copied T-Mobile USA's implementation of throttling videos to 1.5Mbps. It is an abhorrent abuse of net neutrality.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 05-Jul-17 15:07:57
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Dam, I just left them too. I was finding my 30GB way too restrictive for watching Netflix and using Deezer! I've had to go to 50GB!

That would have suited me down to the ground. Oh well after my 24 months is up with EE I might try them again.

Edited by 23Prince (Wed 05-Jul-17 15:10:40)

Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Wed 05-Jul-17 15:09:04
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It won't though. They lull you in with this, then make it mandatory to stream anything past 480p quality, allowing them to charge more money each month.

T-Mobile here in the US have just done this - their HD pass was originally $15, then it was free, then it was $5, now it's just gone up to $10 yesterday.

It's a total scam.


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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 05-Jul-17 18:21:53
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I don't know about that - to their credit Three was unlimited for many years, They can clearly handle it - but might have chosen not too in the last year or two.
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Wed 05-Jul-17 18:32:04
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In reply to a post by 23Prince:
to their credit Three was unlimited for many years, They can clearly handle it


Er, no.

In fact, all you've done in your two assertions is demonstrate that 3 could *NOT* handle unlimited data.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 05-Jul-17 20:49:35
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Really? Well my posts are one thing. The 4 years + I had the one plan and thus unlimited data, will always disagree with you! I used to use it too.
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Wed 05-Jul-17 21:40:23
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Your individual experience is completely irrelevant to the macro picture concerning network usage.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Jul-17 22:47:00
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Jon Morris thinks this is the end of unlimited as well.
https://jmcomms.com/2017/07/05/three-launches-free-g...

Given the slow speeds Three are getting on 4G in London (less than 1mbps) compared to EE and Vodafone, then maybe unlimited / AYCE is time up.

plusnet unlimited fibre 80/20 - 2 Jun 14 - Sync at 20/May/17: 59,802/11,536 - G.INP & 3.5db SNRm
18 years of UK broadband since 1999 ntl:cable modem trial - Asus RT-AC68U and HG612 - BQM
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Wed 05-Jul-17 22:55:02
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What's happened here in the US is that unlimited plans have come back in fashion as a result of these streaming caps being implemented.

Like I say, it's a damn slippery slope, and it should be opposed.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 06-Jul-17 21:27:12
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In reply to a post by toph3r:
Your individual experience is completely irrelevant to the macro picture concerning network usage.


At the thoughts of someone outside the country, are completely irrelevant to me.
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