T-Mobile take their data caps off as they launch the Full Monty

30 January 2012

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The latest trend among mobile phone networks is to move away from their restrictive ‘fair use’ data policies and open up their pipes for unlimited mobile-flavoured goodness. At a price, obviously. OBVIOUSLY.

Three did it a while and now T-Mobile are jumping on the premium bandwagon with their new Full Monty tariff, which launches on 1st February. Starting at £36 a month, users will get unlimited data alongside unlimited cross network calls and text messages. Hold on – what’s this? The calls are limited to an amount of 2,000 a month? Only 2,000? For truly unlimited calling, you’ll need to fork out £41 a month. Mind you, if you’re making more than 2,000 calls in a month, you’re not long for this world anyway.

Take note that the Full Monty ‘starts’ at £36 a month – if you’ve got an iPhone 4S, you’re looking at forking out £61 a month for the tariff. So then – lots of money for ‘unlimited’ data, kind of like the unlimited data that lots of us were paying much less for a couple of years ago. Great stuff.

[Engadget]

TOPICS:   Privacy

10 comments

  • christian
    Or just use GiffGaff for £10 a month with unlimited data. Geez, can't believe some people are willing to pay this much and probably on a 24 month contract too...mugs.
  • PaulS
    Calls are unlimited to other T Mobile numbers, the 2000 minutes is to other networks (so I assume landlines are unlimited). The £36 a month is a 2 year contract but snags you a phone (iPhone 4S 16GB (£99 upfront fee), iPhone 4 8GB (free), Samsung Galaxy SII (free), HTC Sensation XE (free)) So unless you have the £400 to buy a phone to go along your Giff Gaff sim it looks a fairly decent deal.
  • christian
    mmm but if you're stupid enough to pay £61 a month you can probably afford £500 for a straight phone. contracts are for mugs. £61 x 24 = £1464. MUGS.
  • Jax
    @Christian I am contract user, have been for 7 years. Never paid line rental, always got a free phone, past few years with 1gb of data too, all for a big fat NOTHING. I spend about 10 hours a year chasing up and posting claims for a very hefty payback. So not all contract users are mugs.
  • Mike H.
    For the past 7 years, I have spent 10 hours every year, shafting Jax's Mrs, while he dicks about chasing up and posting claims for a very hefty payback
  • Christopher R.
    So they are late to the market with their alternative to the one plan and are more expensive than it. Good work T-mobile!
  • jmecks
    10 hours a year for 7 years? Don't overdo it chaps, your health comes first.
  • Whinnie P.
    £61 a month?! Isn't it cheaper to go on a £25 tariff and just pay for the amount you go over your allowance...
  • Amin
    what's the point when their freaking speed is capped?
  • Jax
    @Mike Hock Seeing as I am gay, that means you must have had a suprise, good on you!

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