Orange and T-Mobile’s tag-team, Everything Everywhere – or “EE” for short, has garnered its fair share of tariff-based criticism, mostly because it charges a bloody fortune, and also for imposing a measly 500MB data limit on its lowest tariff.
With a maximum speed of 50Mbps, it’d be possible – in theory – to devour the entire 500MB in just 80 seconds, but EE tells us not to be silly; most people don’t want – or need – unlimited data.
Yelling from a podium at Mobile World Congress 2013, EE's CEO Olaf Swantee reveals that the average user is burning through just 1.4GB per month.
"It shows that the instinct for unlimited data plans is unnecessary," explains Olaf, who presumably knows what he’s talking about. Ahem.
EE’s 4G price plans currently max out at 20GB, weighing in at a monstrous £61PM. If you think that’s bad, it’s going up to £76PM at the end of the week, so that’s – hold onto your pacemakers – £912 over an entire year, or £1,824 over the minimum 24 months.
Fair enough there’s a phone in there somewhere (usually with an additional up-front cost), but holy mother of fug.
Worth noting, too, that any 3G usage comes out of the 4G EE allowance. There are no words…
Meanwhile, Three says it can’t be bothered charging for 4G, so we’ll get it for nowt. Huzzah!
via: PC Pro