This has to be the biggest con going. Virgin are selling SIMs with unlimited data then sticking this in the small print:
"Unlimited mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 1GB per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn't include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table"
So it is a 1GB limit. This really should be banned. Suppliers should not be allowed to say unlimited when it isn't. This really winds me up.
Now let's see what Three's terms and conditions are for their unlimited data package:
"Some networks have been massively reducing the amount of data their customers are allowed to use on their tariffs recently, to as little as 500MB or even 250MB. Three have taken a step in the opposite direction: All-You-Can-Eat means All-You-Can-Eat. You wont be charged for your data, no matter how much internet you use on your phone. No unexpected charges, no hassle, and No Data Limits! However, you cannot use your phone SIM in another device. If you do, you will be charged for the data used as per out of bundle charges."
T-Mobile's small print:
"Our Full Monty plans will give you unlimited use of our internet on your phone service when you're in the UK. This means you can use as many MB/GB as you like and no fair use policy will apply."
Now they are unlimited data packages. Disappointed Virgin. Stop misleading customers with incorrect advertising. If you can't/won't offer "unlimited" data don't use the word. It's really quite simple.
The only reason I brought this up was because I was looking at one of these new Chromebooks and wondered if the £12 a month unlimited data SIM only would work in it? Seems excellent value if it does, especially as it is actually unlimited.
yes the unlimited means unlimited on new sim only deals - i pay for the premier 20 so get quite a lot of free stuff on it and i use it for tethering my android tablet every now and then - can't do that on t-mobile or three (unless you have a package that allows it)