Just thinking about the whole kicking people off the EU roam like home thing...
Before I begin, I must stress that this does not affect me personally, if I was roaming I'd be using my Vodafone account because Vodafone roaming kicks the behind of O2 roaming, especially in destinations I'd be likely to visit and allowances. From a personal perspective I couldn't care less.
It does seem somewhere unfair to users, especially low users who when they're home might favour using their fixed line services but have greater need of mobile services when not at home, to kick them off the EU roam like home deal.
Do any other networks do this?
Have any giffgaff users been caught out by this?
I know my Vodafone account is slightly different because it's a contract but I don't lose roaming faculties of I shove the phone in a drawer unused for months and then pull it out and take it abroad. Do giffgaff count topping up regularly as "usage" regardless of whether the allowances used are utilized or not, (would a string of purchases but zero actual usage see a user retain roam like home privileges?).
I got a text this morning which just got me thinking.
If other companies do likewise on PAYG then fair enough, but if they don't it would be a significant black mark against giffgaff in the eyes of some potential customers. I'm no expert in the PAYG market, (I largely just ignore it), but I'm curious about this. Anyone know how other companies manage their roaming eligibility?