Originally Posted by genericposts
I do not know how to make it any clearer. Unlimited as in no limit. None, keine, nunca. No limits.
My company has a local office here with loaner cards for consultants passing through. I use one to tether whenever I am here. The rates are 19 or 20 Euros a month for unlimited data.
Are you being obtuse? Really? Btw, you're on T-mobile? Which country, what plan?
I went to the T-Mobile Germany Website, Google translated from German to English, and this is what you get for the web'n'walk L (laptop plan):web'n'walk Connect L
Only a month
39.95 € 1)
Benefits at a Glance
* Ideal for laptop-wide web surfers
* Flat with full cost control
* No additional cost, unlimited volume of data already included
* Exclusively for data, not voice telephony possible
It says unlimited data is included, but there is a footnote. That "1)" after the "39.95 Euro" is where footnote was placed. It states that:1) Offer applies for online completion of a T-Mobile contract in the tariff web'n'walk Connect L with a minimum contract of 24 months. The availability of price 24.95 € omitted for online ordering. The basic monthly amount of 39.95 € omitted for online ordering for 2 months. The T-Mobile web'n'walk Stick with Acer Aspire One is A150X advantage of online excluded. Applies only in domestic volume with unlimited usage for packet data traffic in mobile network of T-Mobile Germany. From a data volume of 5 GB per month is the bandwidth in each month at Max 64 kbit / s (download) and 16 kbit / s (upload) is limited. The use of VoIP, instant messaging and peer-to-peer traffic is excluded. The flat rate can not be used for WLAN and not for traffic on the BlackBerry APN used. Not in conjunction with Multisim booked. A resale as well as free transfer of the service to third parties is inadmissible. T-Mobile reserves the right, after 24 clock one automatic separation of the connection to implement. The offer is limited until 31.12.2008
So after 5 GB, they start bandwidth capping you. Interesting that they say they don't allow VoIP and IM too. The "not to be used for WLAN", I'm not sure what they means, but I'm interpreting it to mean you use the plan for router type applications.
This is what I mean by being sure. An iTunes user or an Internet movie/video watcher can break 5 GB quite easily, but it's fine for virtually all mobile uses. Not so much for broadband type access, but most mobile-based broadband usage is all for business usage with lower data demand, and probably ok. And 40 Euro is just as expensive if not more so that USA mobile broadband plans.
There is also a 25 Euro plan (web'n'walk M), but it is limited to 300 MB data, and they start charging you 0.50 Euro/MB afterwards.
The 384/512 are guaranteed in all cases but the usual is 7.2 mb/s in most circumstances.
You actually get 7.2 Mbit/sec on your modem or your phone? Really?