[OT] Prepaid mobile plans with data, possibly roaming

Daniel Perrett perrettdl at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 23 10:24:29 BST 2012

"The charge is to attempt to mitigate the Tragedy of the Commons which
would affect everyone else"
Um, but the people who watch hours of videos on their telephones are
the cause of bandwidth problems, not the people who tether their
laptops so they can open attachments more easily or run git push once
an hour. You're arguing for usage caps, bandwidth controls, or
metering and charging, not for tethering charges.

But those things are not popular with the people who use lots of data,
and they might switch. Whereas people who want tethering are more
likely to have a job with good pay and their hassle/expense tradeoff
is different so they just fork over the cash.


On 23 August 2012 09:55, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> Chris Carline writes:
>> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Nuno Jesus <nunjesus at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I'm also going to London very soon and I was thinking to order a
>> > giffgaff SIM card.
> If you're going to do that, order via a referral link from somebody
> already on Giffgaff and each of you get £5 credit.
>> I use giffgaff and they're absolutely fine, even great, for phone and
>> mobile data service, but I use a 3 mifi for general data tethering
>> applications when the need arises ... Also, being able to buy
>> SIMs/top-up vouchers pretty much anywhere is a boon, too.
> O2 top-up vouchers work with Giffgaff, and are available as widely as
> any other brand.
> Smylers
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