Data cap on Wifi WTF?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thormier, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Thormier

    Thormier Active Member
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    Ok guys so i'v heard phone companys are putting a data cap on even wifi now...... Can anyone explain this to me please?

    Also does this effect home wifi? I mean fair enough capping public wifi spots but sureley they cant limit your home wifi use?

    Cheers big ears =]
     

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  2. ru'

    ru' Member
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    Has someone been pulling your leg? Any links etc.?
     
  3. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member
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    They can't limit your wifi, it's not theirs to limit.
     
  4. simonc

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    are they referring to wi-fi hotspots?
     
  5. GrenW

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    I assume so - like the BT Openzone ones in the UK which have several data plans you can buy separately or as part of your monthly contract.

    That's a separate thing though, your carrier can't limit what it does not own. Only the wifi operator can limit it (maybe via carrier though).
     
  6. Jammy

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    It is talking about public hotspots like BT Openzone.
     
  7. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member
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    someone once told me that they got charged for using Wifi on there phone when they owned the wifi lol... i told em they cant but she doesnt believe me... willy silly.
     
  8. If your mobile data plan also includes wi-fi connectivity, the limit is on public hot-spots, normally BT Openzone for most suppliers.

    When connecting to your home wi-fi, there is obviously no data cap in place (unless you have some restriction on your home broadband that is)
     
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