The has a fascinating article on the decision of Vodafone and O2 to ditch their unlimited data tariffs, saying that illegal file-sharing may be to blame. It suggests that 0.1% of UK 3G subscribers are consuming “many gigabytes a month” of data by using their 3G SIM in a mobile broadband modem, and getting their illegal downloads that way to avoid potential measures in the Digital Economy Act. No, really. That’s because of reports that mobile broadband suppliers won’t be required to send warning letters or disconnect people accused of online piracy on their connections, unlike the big fixed-line ISPs.
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