Originally Posted by Janak Parekh
Actually it's POS isn't it ;-)
I found out recently that instead of spending £8 per month with Orange to get 30MB of GPRS/3G data on my HP WM phone, with a browser that decides whether it's going to download content or not, I can spend £15 per month with three and get 3GB per month on a broadband modem with speeds up to 3.6Mb/s.
It took me all of the time it took to walk to a carphone warehouse store to change that. OK so I need to use a Laptop to access the internet but the HP WM phone was so unpredictable I never used it to browse anyway. And cancelling a £5+VAT charge for BT Openzone wireless access I was never able to use (no hotspots, stupid login process) means I get 100 times the data for just over £1 more per month.
Moving back on topic, I signed up for the Orange data service in October last year when it was a good deal. Five months later and it's a very poor deal and there are much better on offer. Which is why I refused to go for a service with more than a 12 month contract - mobile connectivity is going to be so different this time next year that longer contracts make no sense.