I sold my iPhone 3G 8GB a month or so ago in preparation for the new iPhone (Had a feeling hotdeals would flood with them once the new ones were announced)
Quite content with the software / hardware upgrades.. Wasnt revolutionary but Apple never really tend to leap forward on new releases, more progress steadily. The prices of the handset on contract with O2 was a little steep, on top of a £35 a month 18 month contract.
Then i notice.. £15 a month for 3GB a month of internet tethering.. A little shocked since the contract itself includes data.. Not to mention the fact when ive been on Orange / T-Mobile with a data plan, it made no exceptions for tethering.
I love the iPhone. Think it has the best GUI you can get. But that is ridicules. How anyone can see paying £180 on top of a £35 a month contract, then £15 for the luxury of 3GB tethering data a month as good value.. Ive no idea..
You always pay a premium for Apple products.. Granted, we all saw a large on top cash amount with the contract coming from a mile away. I didnt think however, O2 would be stupid enough to try and grossly overvalue their stuff at the same time.
Ordered a HTC Touch Pro 2 today on T-mobile with web&walk.
O2 can literally kiss my money goodbye.
In my opinion Web Data is Web Data.. You have Unlimited Data you should get exactly that Sure you could argue a concern that tethering would encourage much larger use. Eg: piracy downloads. Fortunately you fix that problem putting a fair use policy on tethering data and just throttle people back if they exceed it.
Instead this just seems like they want to charge you 2x for data