In an interesting yet annoying move T-Mobile UK has cut down their data buckets to 500MB citing “Fair Use.” According to them their flat rate data buckets were only meant for email and web browsing and not for watching video or downloading files. This 500MB bucket is much lower than the 5GB set by T-Mobile in the US and is really going to hamper the style of many mobile users.
BlackBerry users at least are on the good side of this rule since BlackBerrys tend to sip data for email and web instead of gulping it like Android and iPhone devices. Still with more mobile video like YouTube available to BlackBerry users this can get annoying.
According to T-Mobile UK:
So remember our Mobile Broadband and internet on your phone service is best used for browsing which means looking at your favorite websites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, BBC News and more, checking your email and looking for information, but not watching videos or downloading files. If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband.
What do you think of this policy change?