timbo: Interesting exclusion of VoIP under the pricing on this page:
Term #7 says: The use of Vodafone Mobile Connect for Voice over IP (VoIP) is excluded.
This must be aimed at Skype - and here's why:
Skype uses about 1/4 (.25) MB per minute (based on 30kbps - my best estimate). So the cost per minute therefore depends on what you are paying for data.
At $149 per Gigabyte that is 14.5c/MB or 3.6c per minute!
At $99 per 500MB that is 19.8c/MB or 4.95c per minute!
I wonder if this is just a legal exclusion, or if VoIP is blocked?
I thought i would start another thread seeing as this is kinda of opposite to the "Voda 3G up and working topic"
So they dont want you using Skype over 3G.
Is Vodafone suddenly censoring the internet?
Does it hold any weight?
Have they got the technical capability to block it?
Have they got the legal right to block it?
Shouldnt they be doing something useful like specifically disallowing kiddie pr0n or black hat hacking?
Who else is doing this?
What are your views?
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