Vodafone charges punters for "additional" data

It seems Vodafone is trying to claw back some of the revenues it has lost after backing down on cancelling our soldiers’ mobile phone contracts while they are fighting in Afghanistan. And it’s targeting mobile users who like to surf the net.

From 1 June it will begin charging customers who go over its 500MB a month data limit, meaning owners of phones such as the HTC Desire will no longer be able to surf to their heart’s content.

On its official forum Vodafone said that customers going over the 500MB limit will be sent a warning and be charged for the extra data.

According to Electric Pig this is £5 for every 500MB after the first 500MB. It also reported some of the distaste shown by Vodafone’s cutomers.

The official, gaffe-prone Vodafone Twitter account (@vodafoneUK) has been swamped with messages from customers unhappy that the network will now strictly enforce the 500MB cap.