Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
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 The WAP GPRS Secial Offer ("Offer") is a special promotion valid until 31 May 2004 unless withdrawn earlier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.
...
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...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Should NZ Change to Left-Hand Drive?
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by richms on 22-Sep-2016 15:58 (78 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Housing prices....
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by dickytim on 26-Sep-2016 06:14 (79 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


iPhone 7 Owner's thread (was Apple event 7th September)
Created by dickytim, last reply by jarledb on 25-Sep-2016 18:09 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by Geektastic on 26-Sep-2016 09:44 (922 replies)
Pages... 60 61 62


Pocket money - your thoughts
Created by ghettomaster, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Sep-2016 11:56 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


What can I do with Kodi?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Apsattv on 24-Sep-2016 16:48 (13 replies)

Would I be at fault if I hit the truck in front of me?
Created by starcub, last reply by Bung on 24-Sep-2016 06:09 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Uber: über-failure on the ethics front?
Created by jonathan18, last reply by Linuxluver on 23-Sep-2016 16:54 (13 replies)