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Consider Giffgaff & Three UK As T-Mobile Slashes Data Allowance

T-Mobile announced that it will be cutting the amount of data allowance for its mobile phone customers to only 500MB per month from the 1st of February.

In a press statement, T-Mobile said that on average, mobile phone users consumed around 200MB per month or roughly 7MB of data per day for email and internet usage.

That said, the fair usage policy seems to be targeting video streaming and other heavy usage services as T-Mobile has pledged not to target customers who exceed the data limits imposed if they use it only for email and web purposes.

The move puts T-Mobile, which is now part of Everything Everywhere, in line with the three other big mobile phone operators.

Indeed, should you want to have unlimited mobile internet with fewer strings attached, then we'd suggest that you have a look at GiffGaff and 3 UK.

The former (opens in new tab), which is part of O2, offers £10 packages including 250 minutes, unlimited texts and internet as long as you don't use it for PC and tethering.

3 UK (opens in new tab) on the other hand has updated its "One Plan" to include unlimited data including tethering (and as long as you don't remove the SIM card from the smart phone) for as little as £25 per month with 2000 minutes, 5000 3-to-3 minutes and 5000 texts.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.