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Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Tue 11-Jul-17 01:59:22
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Re: Here we go; Three UK implements T-Mobile Binge On in UK


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In reply to a post by epyon:
So i'm on AYCE plan

why will this change for me?

i use about 150gb a month.


T-Mobile USA pioneered this. It started off as an optional service, then it became mandatory for lower priced plans and prepaid (PAYG).

Now T-Mobile charge $10 extra a month across ALL PLANS (which must be manually enabled each billing cycle!) to enable streams above 480p. They only offer *one* postpaid plan at $70 pcm.

This is what 3 will do. It's worked great for TMobile subscriber wise, now with a single high priced unlimited plan they maximise ARPU and save their network with a streaming cap.

They will entice you in with strong pricing, then when they've got you hooked they make something which was optional, mandatory. Then come the price rises and forcing you to buy an add on to disable 480p video feeds.

Slippery slope I'm telling you.

Edited by toph3r (Tue 11-Jul-17 02:03:09)

Standard User epyon
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 12-Jul-17 17:32:06
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So just to clarify

I will keep my usage but have to pay extra for HD streams on some sites YouTube,Netflix and the like?.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Thu 13-Jul-17 11:38:24
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no mistake, now days data is the money driver.

mins and text are thrown as freebies or for very low cost but data is a premium.

providers have even made samsung keep a fm radio disabled on its top end phones so customers use data on internet radio services instead of fm radio.

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Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Thu 13-Jul-17 21:42:12
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So just to clarify

I will keep my usage but have to pay extra for HD streams on some sites YouTube,Netflix and the like?.


No. 3 is making this an optional service currently. I'm just telling you what happened when this was rolled out in the US a few years back.

Now _EVERY PROVIDER_ charges for HD video streams. The only plans which are exempt are the 'unlimited' top tier plans for post paid (contract) accounts on VZW and ATT (2 of the big 4 - the rest charge even on the top tier plans!).
Standard User woodmass14
(member) Thu 13-Jul-17 22:24:17
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Really? Do you know what specific phones they disabled the radio on?
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Fri 14-Jul-17 14:08:58
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Now EE are exempting Apple Music from their data allowance caps. What I find most troubling about this is that there is no mechanism for alternative providers to work with EE to exempt their services from the streaming cap. At least T-Mobile USA had this!
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 15-Jul-17 09:24:48
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samsung galaxy s4,s5,s6,s7,s8 all those phones have a fm radio chip but is disconnected.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 15-Jul-17 10:14:45
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I think most if not all Arm chips have FM radios on board. What's missing is the software.
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 11:47:24
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Now EE are exempting Apple Music from their data allowance caps. What I find most troubling about this is that there is no mechanism for alternative providers to work with EE to exempt their services from the streaming cap. At least T-Mobile USA had this!


Do you have a link to that please? I have 24 months free with my contract but I have been downloading the songs to play offline - if this is true would mean I can free up some space!

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Jul-17 11:53:39
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Do you have a link to that please? I have 24 months free with my contract but I have been downloading the songs to play offline - if this is true would mean I can free up some space!


Only 6 months data free.

http://newsroom.ee.co.uk/ee-extends-apple-music-six-...

more detail (first post):
https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/comment/870...

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