I let out a proper WTF when i just read that if you have a Blackberry in South Africa with a Vodacom subscription and use more than 100MB of data per month they will classify you as an ‘abuser’ and throttle your connection speed from 3G to 2G.
100MB/month…say what now. That’s under 4MB a day! If i’m not mistaken that’s a couple of emails, a few tweets, checking Facebook and you’re over the limit. You hear that sound?…that’s the sound of Vodacom taking a gigantic dump on your head.
The only reason i have a BlackBerry with Vodacom is because for the R59 monthly subscription fee i get BBM and unlimited on-device browsing. Key word being ‘unlimited”. This is awesome.
Downgrading my connection speed because i use more than 100 MB/month is not awesome.
It is down right retarded.
“Vodacom today (12 September 2011) announced that they have introduced a data capping system on their BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), where high-end users’ speeds will be throttled.
Vodacom announced in a press statement that they have studied usage patterns to better understand the causes of congestion at peak times, and one finding was that more than 95% of BlackBerry data usage was attributable to less than 5% of users.”
“Vodacom explained that Blackberry Internet Service users who have reached the 100MB threshold per month will have their connection speed reduced from 3G to 2G levels” [MyBroadband]
Way to go Vodacom….us BlackBerry users already have to deal with the iPhone brigade and now you pull some dumb sh*t like this.