I thought HSDPA was up to 7.2 mbit? Voda can do it, why can't O2?
6 posts • joined 5 Sep 2007
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!
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...
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.
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