T-Mobile bans VoIP on data plans.

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 10-May-2006 19:18

I guess it had to happen.

T-Mobile UK have announced that VoIP is a big no no on it's new 3G data plans. They've gone as far as threatening to terminate your account and disconnect your SIM card if VoIP usage is detected!


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Comment by paradoxsm, on 10-May-2006 23:00

I have one thing to say... wa#####rs. Terminating a SIMS for using a form of data on a data card but porn surfing is ok.

Comment by juha, on 11-May-2006 20:47

Isn't the T-Mobile per minute really cheap though? Much less than VoIP rates. Not that it excuses T-Mobile, but...

Author's note by sbiddle, on 12-May-2006 09:21

Yeah their rates are cheap but VoIP isn't just about cheap pricing it's also the features - your phone being a SIP extension from your work PBX for example.

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

You can contact me here or by email at stevenbiddle@gmail.com