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Iphone 3g. "Unlimited" text and web on a 500mb dat

Hi. I own an iphone 3g on the so called "UNLIMITED" text and web, which has a data cap of 500mb. Do the math, and depending on the month that is around 16 mb per day. On the iphone, that is used within seconds. In-fact, i can't even use youtube as i know that that will drain my "unlimited" internet too quickly. I understand why the fair use policy is there, but it is just so annoying paying 15 pounds per month for unlimited internet, and then not being able to use it to its full extent. Last month (my first month with 02) i went over 500mb, and i was charged 3 pound per mb, and as you can imagine, the 15 pound top-up was gone in a second. Is there any way to get rid of the 500mb cap? This could be by choosing a different tariff or alternatively, switching to a whole new carrier. If I am stuck with 500mb of "unlimited internet" do you know of any other carrier that has the same text and web deal but with no data cap?

Also, on the start of this month, i topped up 15 pounds and then when i text o2 to see my balance, it said i only had 10 pounds of call-time credit. Do you know why this could have been?
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Iphone 3g. "Unlimited" text and web on a 500mb dat

Switch to the O2 iPhone Web + Wifi Bolton. For £10 a month you get free Web and Wifi and it should be unlimited.

So if you top up £15 a month you get unlimited texts,Unlimited Web and £5 for calls and stuff.
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Iphone 3g. "Unlimited" text and web on a 500mb dat

Am i being silly or does that sound really wrong?

Unlimited means there is no limit. If someone advertises as something as unlimited with a fair useage policy it means legally they cannot charge you for going over a "set amount"
If they did they would have to advise everyone what the limit is. And if they do that, it's no longer unlimited

Nice Paradox O2, if that's right
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Iphone 3g. "Unlimited" text and web on a 500mb dat

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retroman

See the Advertising Standards Agency take on this here http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/3701 ... -test.html and here http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints-and-AS ... 47835.aspx
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PcBoyGeorge, thank-you, i am awaiting confirmation for the 02 web and wifi bolt on. i wonder if they will make me wait till next month for me to use it?
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retroman
See the Advertising Standards Agency take on this here http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/3701 ... -test.html and here http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints-and-AS ... 47835.aspx


It's suprising they came to that conclusion. Dissapointing as well. Unlimited as a word of the English language and it's meaning can be found here.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unlimited

IMO (i'm sure lots will agree) if there really is a set limit which they charge you for going over then it shouldn't have the word "unlimited" in any shape or form on the description
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See the Advertising Standards Agency take on this here http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/3701 ... -test.html and here http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints-and-AS ... 47835.aspx

It's suprising they came to that conclusion. Dissapointing as well. Unlimited as a word of the English language and it's meaning can be found here.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unlimited
IMO (i'm sure lots will agree) if there really is a set limit which they charge you for going over then it shouldn't have the word "unlimited" in any shape or form on the description

You are missing the point slightly. Everything material is limited...
There are only a limited amount of atoms in the observable universe.

You are allowed to use terms such as "unlimited" as it does not have to literally mean "without limit". Look at other advertisements and dissect the words into the literal meaning... You'll see what I mean, maybe.