iPhone and iPad 3G users in the US have been screaming since AT&T’s announcement of a tiered data plan, limiting users to 2 GB of data monthly. Now it appears that the UK’s own O2 is following the same idea.
According to O2 CEO Ronan Dunne:
“With the wide range of Internet based services now available on mobile devices we’re providing customers with generous clear data bundles that give customers freedom.”
The new smartphone tariffs, on a 24 month contract, look like this:
If you’re a new or upgrading customer, you’ll still have your unlimited data until the 1st of October. At that point, the new pricing schemes will go into effect for you. If you’re a heavy data user, you can purchase data “Bolt Ons”, including 500MB for £5 or 1GB for £10.
As for those who are already O2 customers? You’ll be grandfathered with your existing plan and continue to grab unlimited data.