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    Hey guys!! I am looking at contracts and the virgin mobile one says you get "unlimited data" and unlimited texts for some contracts £22 and over. See i'm like whoo cos that seems a good deal if "unlimited data" means unlimited internet, but some people are like hmm wouldn't trust that because that sounds a bit vague?? So does anyone know what this means? I tried looking it up but it's hard to find a definition for it!! PLEASE HELP!! Lol. Also, samsung tocco lite or lg cookie?? Thankyoou!!
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    Yes, I'd be fairly sure that means unlimited internet - what else could it mean?
    But if you're really not sure, just go into a virgin shop and ask.
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    There's no such thing as "unlimited data". There's always a limit, and usually a "fair use policy" which limits it.

    It just means that you can go on the internet whenever you want. But not constantly downloading films or whatever.

    Virgin do "unlimited" data for £18.
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    (Original post by issih)
    Hey guys!! I am looking at contracts and the virgin mobile one says you get "unlimited data" and unlimited texts for some contracts £22 and over. See i'm like whoo cos that seems a good deal if "unlimited data" means unlimited internet, but some people are like hmm wouldn't trust that because that sounds a bit vague?? So does anyone know what this means? I tried looking it up but it's hard to find a definition for it!! PLEASE HELP!! Lol. Also, samsung tocco lite or lg cookie?? Thankyoou!!
    Nothing is unlimited...

    All our unlimited tariffs are subject to fair use policies.
    And this is what they say about mobile internet
    Unlimited Mobile Internet: Unlimited mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 1GB per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn’t include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.
    It wasn't really that hard to find...you just have to know where to look...
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    Indeed, I found this in the Legal Stuff - Our Fair Use Policies

    (Original post by Virgin Mobile)
    Unlimited Mobile Internet: Unlimited mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 1GB per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesn’t include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the per MB data rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.
    http://www.virginmobile.com/vm/gener...Use%20Policies

    So you can download up to 1GB per month, which they reckon should be enough to browse the internet whenever you want. Just don't expect to be downloading big files.
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    I have the LG Cookie, it makes me suicidal.
    Go for the Tocco.
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    i'm on three with unlimited internet, which in reality is 1gb per month according to their fair usage policy
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    Read your contract and it should tell you exactly what your "unlimited data" is capped at.
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    (Original post by Fartlek)
    There's no such thing as "unlimited data". There's always a limit, and usually a "fair use policy" which limits it.

    It just means that you can go on the internet whenever you want. But not constantly downloading films or whatever.

    Virgin do "unlimited" data for £18.
    The only exception to this is T-Mobile. They are the only provider who literally do unlimited data I.e. As much data for the same fixed rate
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    (Original post by OddworldInhabitant)
    The only exception to this is T-Mobile. They are the only provider who literally do unlimited data I.e. As much data for the same fixed rate
    The thread's almost two years old, odds are things have changed a bit since you bumped it...
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    Usually this means 1GB per month, occasionally 2. Someone pointed out that t-mobile do genuinely unlimited data - this is not strictly true. Their fair use policy is 1GB, but files and videos are capped at 500MB and if you do manage to transfer over 1GB they will slow your internet down for the rest of the month.

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