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3G iPhone international roaming—OUCH! [u]


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TimesOnline (UK) reports on Apple iPhone partner O2's international roaming data charges and it ain't pretty.

[T]he unlimited data and wi-fi allowances only apply in the UK. Once you start using the device abroad, charges shoot up to £3 ($5.88) for each megabyte (MB) of data downloaded in the EU and £6 elsewhere in the world.

Put into practical terms, that means watching the average BBC iPlayer program (300MB) would cost £900 ($1,765) an O2 subscriber on the loose in France and £1,800 ($3,529) running amok in the States.

Think that's bad? Well, you're right--it is bad. But there's worse!

O2's UK competitor T-Mobile charges £7.50 / MB. The extortionists at Orange get £8 / MB.

[u] In related news, AppleInsider reports that international pre-paid subscribers are expected to pay in excess of $600 upfront plus the cost of service for the iPhone. It's believed that 10% of Apple's touch-screen handset customers will use this method of purchase. [u]

Editor's note: Ouch, ouch, ouch and double ouch! Phone companies are just evil!

Be sure to disable roaming as soon as you get yours...

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