Ban the fraudulent use of the term 'unlimited' by mobile networks and ISPs
  • Petitioned Rhodri Williams
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Director Wales, Ofcom
Rhodri Williams
Secretary to the Corporation
Graham Howell
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Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries
Ofcom

Ban the fraudulent use of the term 'unlimited' by mobile networks and ISPs

    1. Benedict Garman
    2. Petition by

      Benedict Garman

      London, United Kingdom

Unlimited: Not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.

Aside from warping and abusing the English language, the misuse of words such as 'unlimited' by phone network providers and internet service providers is extremely misleading to the public and is flagrant deception. Unlimited should mean unlimited, irrespective of any fair use policy or T&Cs hidden in the small print.

Please sign and petition to forbid the inaccurate and frankly fraudulent use of the term 'unlimited' by mobile phone network providers and internet service providers.

Take the campaign to Twitter, Facebook and Google+ #UNLIMITED

To:
Rhodri Williams, Director Wales, Ofcom
Graham Howell, Secretary to the Corporation
Ofcom, Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries
Ban the fraudulent use of the term 'unlimited' by mobile networks and ISPs

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Decision-maker Graham Howell responds:

      Graham Howell

      Thank you for informing Ofcom about your petition on banning the use of the term ‘unlimited’ by mobile networks and ISPs (providers).

      With regard to providers using the term ‘unlimited’ in their advertising, I should explain that Ofco...


    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Giz!

      Benedict Garman
      Petition Organiser

      We've been shared on the front page of Gizmodo and we're almost at 1000 signatures. Keep them coming. Tweet and share. #Unlimited

    4. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jamie Coull EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Virgin Media are throttling my service beyond belief. It is not what I pay for and it needs to stop

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    • Alex Seaman READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Unlimited internet should be just that - unlimited. Not "oh, we've had to throttle you back because you're using too much internet dust for our unlimited service to handle".

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    • Charles Cerrato SOUTH OCKENDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      I would like to think I get what i'm paying for

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    • Emma C EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Virgin Media say that their traffic management policy only effects heavy internet users. I consistently trigger traffic management by watching just one film or a few episodes of TV. Their idea of what constitutes heavy usage is woefully old fashioned.

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    • David Rukstales TOKYO, JAPAN
      • 8 months ago

      Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.

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