* Posts by tom

6 posts • joined 5 Sep 2007

Aussies to get 3G iPhone in June... and unlocked?

tom

HSDPA

I thought HSDPA was up to 7.2 mbit? Voda can do it, why can't O2?

How the BBC plans to save your ISP

tom

Not our problem guv

I don't quite know why the Reg has been so keen on peddling this muck recently.

It's quite simple: the introduction of capacity based charging over the past few years has tightened ISP margins to such an extent that it makes sense for them to campaign for tighter control of what flows down their pipes. It's not the user's fault that ISPs have gone down the wrong commerical path, exacerbated by BT Wholesale's CBC structure.

Users are paying for a pipe, they should be allowed to use it!

Tiscali bandwidth throttling flub fix flops

tom

Be*

Be (now owned by O2) have been great a long time - freephone support, 15mbit downstream, 1.3meg upstream. It just works. Yay!

The iPhone arrives, but is O2 being taken for a ride?

tom

eBay

Just got an iPhone from eBay for exactly the same price as O2 will be selling them for. And it's unlocked and ready for me to use on my existing network, paying much less than £45 for my 600 minutes and 600 texts...

I think they're shooting themselves in the foot with this move - in the UK market it's nothing less than naive...

Apple rings in changes with iPod Touch

tom

For a bunch of...

Kenny - don't think of the Touch as "top tier" - it's not. It's a side grade to the iPhone, to meet a pent up demand for those, especially, in countries that won't see the iPhone for a while. It also allows more time for Flash to come down in price (it's still nowhere near cheap enough) before they homogenise the product lines again.

tom

But no Mail...

The iPhone Mail app seems to be missing on the iPod Touch too. Will be interesting to see what other differences there are from the iPhone...

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