MOBILE OPERATOR T-Mobile's decision to turn its back on video data has earned the attention of the UK's telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Yesterday The INQUIRER reported that T-Mobile was working hard to make fair use less fair, by saying that watching videos should not be included in mobile data allowances, something that must seem fair to T-Mobile, the Grinch and perhaps Sauron.
"If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband," T-Mobile explained as it revised what we have all come to understand and recognise as the mobile web browsing experience.
An Ofcom spokesperson said that T-Mobile customers had the right to notification in advance about changes to their contracts and were well within their rights to complain if they were not warned in advance.
"If consumers are being notified of a change which is likely to cause them material detriment, the communications providers must provide them with one month's notice of the change and inform them that they are entitled to terminate their contract without penalty if the change is not acceptable to them," it explained.
"We encourage unhappy consumers to speak with their provider about concerns that they may have."
T-Mobile is currently running some inventive flash mob sytle advertisements on the telly, just five or so years since those impromptu gatherings first became popular. The purpose of the adverts, other than to ruin someone's return air journey, is to tell people that Life is for sharing.
If you're a T-Mobile customer, it's probably worth waiting til you get home before you click that link on a home PC, or do any sharing yourself, though. µ
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