T-Mobile UK launching "truly unlimited mobile internet" for… a limited period

T-Mobile UK is launching what it claims will be a “truly unlimited” mobile data contract in July. In return for signing up to a monthly contract valued at £25.54 or more, new customers will get the new “unlimited” mobile data bundle.

Existing customers aren’t left out either – the deal will be available as an upgrade if you’re eligible for one, or can be purchased as an additional bundle for £5.10 a month. You’ll be able to read about it here from Friday (link not live yet) http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/pay-monthly/deals/

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The deal is limited in availability, though – it’ll only run between July 1st and September 30th. Then we suspect T-Mobile will see how its network is coping before deciding what to do next. Here’s the press release:

T-Mobile launches new summer promotion – truly unlimited internet for UK consumers

London, 29 June 2011: T-Mobile today announced it is offering truly unlimited mobile internet access to customers who sign up to a 24 month price plan of £25.54 or more a month between 1 July and the 30 September. Available through T-Mobile retail stores, via the T-Mobile web site and from T-Mobile telesales, the new truly unlimited internet summer promotion will also be available to existing customers who are eligible to upgrade onto those plans, or can be added as a data bundle for just £5.10 per month for those already on equivalent price plans.

The new truly unlimited internet promotion has been designed to allow customers to browse, stream, email1 and download their favourite content to their heart’s content, without the need to monitor their usage. The summer months will give customers who sign up to the deal plenty of great opportunities to start taking full advantage of the offer – from checking up on all the festival line ups, to streaming music via Spotify whilst in the park with friends, or even downloading favourite TV episodes to watch on long summer holiday journeys.

Available to all customers taking a minimum of a £25.54 per month plan, for 24 months, unlimited internet will allow them to make the most out of the smartphone they choose, whether that’s YouTube on an HTC Desire S (£25.54/m, 24 month plan), facebook on a Samsung Galaxy S II (£35.75/m, 24 month plan) or downloading Angry Birds onto an iPhone 4 (£40.85/m, 24 month plan).

Furthermore, it’s not just new customers who can get this great value offer – customers already on those price plans that have internet on the phone included can simply take out a £5.10 booster to get truly unlimited internet. Alternatively, those customers eligible to upgrade onto these plans can do so.

Tim Dowling, Vice President of Propositions, T-Mobile UK, says: “We know that more and more of our customers are using the internet on their phone to make the most out of their smartphone, so that’s why we’ve chosen to give them the opportunity to receive truly unlimited internet for the duration of their plan. So this summer, T-Mobile customers can now have the freedom to surf and email on the go without the need to monitor their usage”.

For more information, visit www.t-mobile.co.uk/trulyunlimited from Friday 1 July.

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  1. therealriley

     /  June 29, 2011

    This is great, but it’s a shame existing customers have to pay extra – I’m on a new £25.54 smartphone 24 month plan, why should I pay an extra £5 ? :(

    • string158

       /  August 23, 2011

      I entriely agree. If you read the terms on t-mobiles website there is nothing to say that we aren’t eligible… 24month contract – Yes, more than £25/month – Yes. There isn’t actually anything in the terms and conditions which stipulates that it doesn’t apply to existing customers. Unfortunately T-Mobile customer services don’t agree…
      What annoys me is that I signed up for “Unlimited Internet”, they then cut my fair usage limit in half (notice how theres a limit in my unlimited internet…!).
      They only changed the fair usage policy back because too many people complained.
      It takes the piss at bit that they can sell “Unlimited Internet”, and then start selling “Truly Unlimited Internet” – which isn’t truly unlimited as you can’t tether, use p2p downloading or VOIP. Now I’m not saying that they shouldnt be wary of these services as they use a lot of bandwidth – but calling something unlimited when it’s not then calling something truly unlimited when it’s not – it takes the piss. I’m very tempted to join 3 for their open and clear All You Can Eat Data…
      I suppose that by the time I come to renew my contract T-Mobile may have release “Honestly Really Truly Unlimited Internet”, but I’m not really sure that I trust them not to change their ToS again halfway through the contract.

  2. John

     /  June 29, 2011

    You only get it if you sign up or upgrade to a 24 month price plan? 24 months? 2 years? That’s a loooong time! Fuck, no! Big mistake!

  3. dans

     /  June 30, 2011


    What happened to the ‘dont be downloading any shit on our network’ line wheeled out last summer?! Funny as fuck.

  4. stephen

     /  June 30, 2011

    wasn’t it only months ago that they insisted 500mb was plenty…
    pretty drastic turnaround!

  5. Brian

     /  June 30, 2011

    Still think 3 Mobile’s ” all you can eat data plan ” is one of the best with no catches..they have certainly raised their game,newer handsets out (not always last),recent mobile awards…

  6. Ieuan

     /  June 30, 2011

    I’m currently paying £5 a month for the privilege of internet because I’m on the end of a 2 year contract. Basically this means I pay an extra £0.10 a month for unlimited internet!
    Curious to see the fair use policy for this, I’m guessing there will be the standard no tethering policy. Will it be acceptable for me to torrent via my phone? If so my local network is going to get very slow.

    • repin

       /  July 1, 2011

      Press release here now –

      Some existing accounts not eligible apparently I was told. When I asked why they put me on hold for 5 mins then disconnected.

      • repin

         /  July 1, 2011

        That was hard work but eventually got there. I asked several times – were there limits or restrictions – even using tethering – there are none…we shall see…

        • Gary C

           /  July 1, 2011

          There has to be a limit of some sort, even if it starts throttling you after, say, 5GB. Else people would buy spare phones to use as standalone Bittorrent modems…

          • repin

             /  July 1, 2011

            Remember that you can only use internet on your phone in the UK and you can’t use your phone as a modem (tethering) or use internet on your phone for peer to peer file sharing or making internet phone calls.

            You can browse and email as much as you want.

            There is a 500MB allowance for streaming videos and uploading and downloading files. If you hit this limit during the month, you won’t be able to do this stuff again until the next month.

          • Ieuan

             /  July 2, 2011

            According to the site, a fair-use policy does apply [T-Mobile]

            So it seems they’ll block “streaming” connections after 500MB but anything else you can use to you heart’s content.
            Pretty nifty but since I use my phone for Spotify, I’d rather stick with my current plan which I think gives me a 5GB monthly limit to be used however I want.

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