toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

3 UK to uncap its 3G Internet access

updated 03:55 pm EST, Tue December 14, 2010

3 UK to start unlimited 3G access on Wednesday

UK provider 3 on Tuesday promised it would offer unlimited mobile web access, instead of the current industry practice to cap and charge overages. Some analysts believe that if the move from Britain's fourth largest carrier gives it market share, others will follow suit, the International Herald Tribune claimed on Tuesday.

The unlimited plan will remain confined to Britain, despite the carrier also operating in Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Austria. To date, 3 plans start at the equivalent of nearly $40 per month and has a limit of 1GB per month, with each megabyte over that costing about $0.20. The new plan, which goes online on Wednesday, will eliminate the extra charges.

3 offers tethering with its plans, so the unlimited plan may prove very popular and put a strain on the carrier's network. It's not known whether 3 will throttle speeds for users who take full advantage of the new deal and download copious amount of data. The provider already has the reputation for offering the lowest-priced plans in the industry in Britain and is already offering 15GB iPad data plans, or several times what all it competitors have.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented