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Optus mobile video streaming
Posted on 10-Nov-2003 21:47. | Tags Filed under: News.


At first I saw these news about Optus offering video streaming and thought that was great. Then I saw the conditions... Can't believe it . I'm sorry for Australian GPRS users.

The press release says "Optus Mobile has made viewing television on mobile phones a reality with its launch of a new streaming service offering 24x7 retransmission of the ABC and SBS and transmission of CNN's international service.

Allen Lew, Managing Director of Optus Mobile, said Optus had again led the market with the Australian-first launch of television over mobile.

"There are times when it will be convenient to catch up on the entire evening news bulletin or watch your favourite program on the run.

"Armed with the latest mobile phones, our customers will be able to view live TV programs and access a wealth of other entertainment, information and mobile content via Optus Zoo," Mr Lew said.

But reading the fine print in the T&C for the Optus Zoo services, users will find that:

"1. The WAP GPRS Secial Offer ("Offer") is a special promotion valid until 31 May 2004 unless withdrawn earlier
...
4. Usage (plus flagfall per connection) is charged up to the capped rate of $9.90 per month. If usage exceeds 2 Mb during any one month, standard rates will apply to all kilobytes used over and above 2Mb (plus flagfall per connection). 2 Mb usage may include up to 150 connections depending on usage times.
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7. Optus reserves the right to withhold the Offer from any customer using the Offer in a manner deemed unreasonable or excessive as per the Optus Mobile Fair Go Policy. Optus currently considers 'excessive' use of WAP GPRS to be usage of more than 5Mb downloaded per month per mobile phone(SIM)"

What? Capped rate that starts chargind after 2Mb, and "excessive" use is 5MB? That's a shame. I can see that 10 minutes of CNN will get you out of the GPRS plan for the month...


More information: www.optus.com.au/zoo...

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