[Nottingham] HTC One S
davidaldred at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 15:52:32 UTC 2012
On 20 November 2012 14:58, Mike Cardwell <nlug at lists.grepular.com> wrote:
> Personally, I'm happy with phone companies setting a data cap (for
> now), as not doing so would be impractical. However, I'm not happy
> with them telling us what we can and can't do with that allowance, and
> I'm not happy with them inspecting our traffic to make sure we're
> obeying their rules. In the same way that I wouldn't be happy with a
> PC or OS vendor telling me what software I'm allowed to run on my
> device. Internet access should be free from these sorts of
> restrictions. It's called network neutrality.
> I'm going to use my 500MB monthly allowance however I see fit.
Hmm. It's your choice, of course, but I'd say that if you have a contract
with someone, you're as subject to the contract as they are. If you enter
into the contract, abide by it. If you find the terms unacceptable, don't
sign up to them: go and find a supplier who agrees with you (after making
it clear to the supplier you won't deal with exactly why you won't).
Your post does rather as though you want your supplier to be all ethical
and respect net neutrality, but you don't see fit to apply ethics to your
side of the contract.
Yes, I know, ethics are *so* 1950s.....
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