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The 3 Skype bill pay rip off

The much hyped Skype service for monthly contract customers is subject to users paying an extra 14.99 a month for an X-series silver package which allows unlimited data etc.
If you have the 5.99 100Mb per month package you cannot use Skype. As a user who switched to three so as to enjoy Skype I am pretty annoyed with their restrictive implementation. I have no intention at the moment to pay an extra 15 euros a month to use Skype.
Three are very restrictive on their broadband packages as they don’t allow IMAP access from your mobile phone to your corporate exchange server.
I think three only want to appeal to the pay as you go young customer whose parents are handing them credit and don’t appreciate the costs and models being used to maximise their revenue.
The traditional bill/contract customer is being ignored and made to pay exorbitant prices for add ons that other companies provide as default. This is very silly and dangerous strategy to adopt as it will alienate a more predictable a lucrative source of income i.e. bill pay customers
If you are unhappy with this implementation email 3 and let them know