New O2 Data Plans Include iPhone 4: Limited To 1GB Data

By Posted 10 Jun 2010, 21:10

O2 customers who have been waiting to find out exactly how much they would have to pay for the handset today finally got the information they wanted, when O2 announced their pay monthly and pay as you go deals. But it seems that the packages that include the unlimited data option are not entirely unlimited.

The UK network seem to be following in AT&T’s footsteps by removing the unlimited data tariff, and are replacing it with a cap of 1GB of data, unless you purchase additional ‘bolt-ons.’

From June 24th, O2 will roll out an entire new tier of inclusive data tariffs – 500MB, 750MB or 1GB which come together with additional ‘bolt-on’ packages of 500MB for £5 or an extra 1GB for £10.

New and upgrading customers will infact still get unlimited data plans until 1st October 2010, but there on after, they will be required to transfer to one of the newly rolled out data plans listed above.

Undoubtedly, it seems as though the release of the new iPhone has brought about this change, with network providers and carriers feeling uneasy about the ‘fair usage policy’ that was originally put into place. One example would be the increased numbers of people accessing full websites and streaming more media than any time before.

How do you feel about the data cap? I know a lot of people will be unsatisfied with this change, so have your say.

Source: SlashGear

  • bobby joe

    Well that's me out then – I am sick of the ripping of that seems keeps happening lately – O2 will limit the data usage – yet the mobile networks yet again can't pull their fingers out and sort out the rolling out of new technology in this country (UK) – this time being 4G. So I am out, the novelty has worn off with me and I shall be keeping my unlimited (actually unlimited) data allawoance through O2's simplicity 20 deal that I have, up to the point that they decide to recall it and kick me off the tarrif. After that, I am going back to the old school use of mobile phones, they have become a pain in the backside lately anyway. I have spoken to numerous people who feel the same – why on earth would I want to pay so much for an airtime contract! Greed. That's all it is. Shame on them, I shall better spend my mney elsewhere!