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Ouch.... EE's new data plan is pricey for UK 4G service

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    Here's a screenshot from tech radar website for EE's new UK 4g service.
    £36 for 500mb!!!!

    I pay £15 per month for 10gb 3G and no other company can match it so far.

    £36 for 500mb is like watching just two hours on the bbc iplayer then it's gone.

    See the full reported data tariffs in the screenshot below.

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    It looks like they figure it's going to be a Cash Cow and they're prepared to milk it for all they can get. I would be very interested to know exactly what their costs in providing this service will be. Profit margin through the roof is my guess.
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    They will probably be regulated by OFTEL, who will respond to complaints of profiteering at about the same speed as a glacier heading downhill in Saskatchewan.

    They will make a killing until they get a slap of the wrist, and get told to reduce their prices by about 0.25%.
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    Hit the nail on the head there. I wouldn't pay £56 for unlimited broadband let alone 8gb of 4G. I guess there will be a few suckers who want the bragging rights and will get it because they have too. But I'm hoping the majority of sensible folk will wait and demand a price drop. Maybe we can teach them a lesson for future services. I'm happy with 3G and use it all the time. I get good speeds and rarely notice any delay in opening pages anymore. So for £41 more per month I could open my email attachments 2 seconds earlier........... Il miss this one I think.
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    Giffgaff can more than match it.
    With a tenner you get unlimited Internet, 250 mins and unlimited texts for the month.
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    With the high download speeds of LTE and the monthly data limits imposed by the carriers, it's like driving a Lamborghini on the Autobahn at full throttle with only one liter of fuel in the tank. You're not going to get very far.
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    You could theoretically use your monthly data allowance in 7 minutes (500mb @ ~10 megabits/second)

    £5 a min, what a bargain.
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