[ubuntu-uk] G1 phone plans - WAS: Re: Webcam as a security camera

Ronnie Tucker ronnie at ronnietucker.co.uk
Thu Jul 2 20:00:41 BST 2009

LeeGroups wrote:
> Colin Murphy wrote:
>> On Thursday 02 July 2009 11:11:13 javadayaz wrote:
>>> Dont take the Unlimited at face value. The unlimited is 3gb's worth of
>>> data. Although they do say if you go over your limit you will be informed.
>>> Im with Tmobile. I do occassionaly stream audio but not that much.
>> Orange, who I am with, couldn't offer me anything, which is why I now have PAC 
>> code in hand and consider myself between contracts.
>> Is the 3Gb a G1 special contract - I am looking at a T-Mobile solo (sim only) 
>> and the best I can find is 1Gb.  I must agree with Michael, T-Mobile do seem 
>> the best.
>> I suppose what I was really looking for was a mobile phone package for voice 
>> that I could 'bolt-on' a mobile broadband package to, giving me, maybe, 3Gb 
>> or 5Gb - just doesn't seem to be an option.  When I mentioned this type of 
>> usage to the Orange customer services the guy nearly collapsed.
>> I am looking for this bandwidth because I would like to dump FM radio and move 
>> to internet radio streaming instead.  Perhaps I'm just too ahead of the 
>> bleeding edge for this?
>> Thank you all for not castigating me on my off topic post, which really was 
>> meant to go to Javad directly.
> Yes, the G1 has it's own tariff on T-Mobile, it's due to the G1 chatting 
> to Google 24/7.
> You can't get the tariff  without buying a G1.
> I've had mine six months and used a lot of bandwidth, can't say how much 
> exactly but a lot...
> No ones, complained to me yet... And I use the Last.FM app to stream 
> music, it's brilliant, as long as you've remembered to charge the battery!
> The cheapest tariff they do is £25/month, 200 txts/200mins (though I 
> think I got a special with 400 txts), and I paid £40 (I think) for the 
> phone.
> I don't you'll beat it, on sim only deal, and having to pay for the G1.
> Lee
What I did with my G1 was to unlock it, with a code (~£8) then stick a 3 
SIM in it. As long as the 3 SIM is activated and using data then it'll 
work dandy. They have a £5/mth bolt-on with unlimited data, you just use 
£5 from your available balance (if over £5) to buy the bolt-on. I hardly 
use mine for calls (ironic for a mobile phone) so I put about £10 in it 
every few months.  :D

The G1 is easily the best phone I've ever had and I wouldn't part with it.

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