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Three will end out of contract data charges

Just as well if Android apps are 4GB
Wed Mar 07 2012, 14:39

MOBILE OPERATOR Three has rolled out packages that it says are guaranteed not to leave unwary users with hefty out-of-bundle charges for mobile data usage.

According to the mobile operator these "fear-free" packages that will become available tomorrow guarantee that there will be no additional out-of-bundle charges for data.

The move by Three comes after The INQUIRER reported that UK mobile networks have been told to do more to protect their users from bill shocks caused by data over-indulgence by the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Three's Ultimate Internet plans that start at £18 a month offer all-you-can-eat data for heavy users. More occasional mobile data users are offered Essential Internet plans, which include a 250MB allowance with "absolutely zero chance of out-of-bundle data charges". Users reaching their allowance will be prompted to buy a 250MB add-on for £2 or an all-you-can-eat add-on for £5. Each of these options lasts for 30 days.

"Customers receive text alerts if they reach their data limits ensuring that they are always in complete control. Additionally they can change to an Ultimate Internet plan at any point," Three said.

Perhaps it's just as well if, as we reported yesterday, some Android apps are going to swell to 4GB. µ


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