Gone in 60 seconds
Recently on the metro home with my wife Agata in Lausanne I watched a YouTube video.
When I got home I had a polite message from orange.ch. Your internet quota has expired.
And hence the title of this post.
10 years ago Agata and I made a Work project together in a company where the entire factory Internet connection (for over 100 people) was a single 1 Mega bit per second.
Now in 2014 I can achieve a 60 Megabit per second download speed on my 4G mobile telephone. And, at this rate my 1G Byte allowance can be eaten up in as little as
To me, it would be a beautiful dream except for the restrictive Telecoms plans that we see here in Switzerland. Not the case in England or Poland of course, two of our other favourite countries.
I just checked again and in Switzerland and it still seems I am still screwed. I can't surf freely on my phone out of the house now for fear or emptying my credits ... or my wallet or both.