« on: October 14, 2008, 06:22:43 pm »
For most this won't apply, so no one needs to point this out to try to up their post count.
Figured I would mention something that was brought up to my attention during the G1 training.
On the 3G network the data usage will be watched, and limited if needed.
Now, the average usage of someone with a PDA, or any internet capable device is roughly 60-100MB a month. Some more, some less of course.
If you reach in one bill cycle, a usage of 10GB on the 3G network, your data services will be severely slowed down to a mere 50kbps (Less than that of dial-up).
Details are apparently supposed to appear in future contracts.
My details are a bit fuzzy, and I don't remember exact information, but they did in fact say "50kbps, less than dial-up)
For those who are even remotely tech savvy, you know that reaching 10GB would nearly take you browsing the web almost endlessly on a normal PDA device. With the G1 I think this will be reached much faster though given all the downloading everyone will be doing.
Edit: I believe they said you would be notified by SMS if this happened to you as well.