Orange France has just announced an unlimited mobile phone tariff called Origami Jet. It'll be available from tomorrow and will include:
Three UK is introducing a new tariff that's intended to "challenge and change mobile phone pricing in the UK", according to the network. It's called The One Plan and includes a monthly allowance of two thousand 'any network' minutes, five thousand Three-to-Three minutes, five thousand text messages and 1GB of data for £25 a month as a SIM-only price plan.
Kevin Russell, Three's Chief Executive, said "For individual consumers this plan is about peace of mind. For the industry it's a game changer. The One Plan is for everyone that wants to get the most from their smartphone and yet keep within their monthly allowance."
With a message of “We thought rationing ended in the 50s”, BT has weighed into the unlimited mobile data debate. It's started offering BT Total Broadband users unlimited access to 1½ million BT FON and BT Openzone WiFi hotspots across the UK. A downloadable mobile application to find these hotspots is also planned.
The company points out that many of its customers are also O2 mobile users "who are about to have their 3G access rationed as they upgrade to new devices".
O2 UK is the latest mobile network operator to remove 'unlimited' mobile data for new customers. Although existing customers won't be affected, any new or upgrading customers will have a fixed data allowance on their tariff and will need to choose a 'Bolt On' allowance if they want to exceed this. The new tariffs will be introduced from 24th June – when the iPhone 4 launches – although unlimited data will be available as a promotion until 1st October 2010.
The company says current usage patterns show that 97% of O2 customers would not need to buy additional data allowances as the lowest bundle (500MB) provides at least 2.5 times the average O2 customer's use.