(Original post by Rakas21)
Self-responsibility, one of Thatcher's core principles and one i agree with.
This. An inifinite number of times over.
I'm sick to death of having to pay more for things because of a nanny state getting involved where it doesn't need to. Times are hard enough. If people are so stupid as to get themselves in a bad situation - let them. The vast majority of us can take care of ourselves thanks.
(Original post by cambo211)
Whenever you reach 80% of any minutes/texts/data/anything else of your contract the company must let you know.
Seems ridiculous to make it a legal requirement.
Oh I see, thanks for explaining that.
I agree that it doesn't jump out as something that should be legislated about. I mean to me it doesn't seem like something that has to be legislated about or that should be.
(Original post by Maccees)
To all those arguing about cost, it wouldn't be hard to just make it an automated text message would it? They already do it for certain services.
Freedom is rarely attacked in one felled swoop. It almost always comes in small increments - a little regulation here, a little incremental change there. It's not until you look down at the list of 500 small regulations you have to abide by that you see why small companies struggle to start. Ok, there aren't a great deal of "small companies" in the mobile sphere (though there are some - giffgaff only has between 20-30 employees) but the attitude that "Well, it won't cost much!" is a dangerous one to slavishly follow.
I think we should stop trying to dictate the means by which companies operate, and allow competition to unfold. If people want a service that allows them to cap their use, or sends them alerts, a demand will be created (or hybrid products, such as giff gaffs! Holy advert alert, batman) and the market will provide. If that's not the case, the government has no place forcing them to do so.