New Blue tariffs come with a cost trap

New rates of Blue: The provider has heavily revised its portfolio.

T he collective name and reason prices have remained, but there in the smartphone package offers over 24 months significantly more data volume: Anyone for “Blue M” decides obtained for 9.99 euros per month now instead of 300 megabytes of high-speed data volume whopping 750 megabytes plus as usual 300 units, which can be used both for phone minutes and SMS. In Tariff “Blue L” are for 14,99 Euro instead of 450 megabytes now 1.5 gigabytes per month (as well as 450 free units). Also in the Allnet flat rates increases the volume of data: “Blue All-Net L” provides for EUR 19.99 for voice and SMS Flatrate 2 GB of data (previously 600 MB), the collective “Blue All-Net XL” for 23 , 99 Euro increases the volume of data to 3 gigabytes. Who hardly telephoned, also finds a fare: The Blue Surf M-tariff provides for 9.99 Euro 1.25 gigabytes. For each phone minutes and SMS cost 9 cents. The pace is limited to 21.6 Mbps, LTE usage is included. In the use of the network, Telef√≥nica keeps rain, only speaks of the Telef√≥nica network. Background: Whether the SIM card should log into the original O2 or E-Plus network, the other network can be shared (national roaming).

Now also works with Blue Tricks

So far was blue always simple and fair tariffs, which could be used without reading small print and no cost trap. These new rates but Blue has adapted to industry practices in multiple ways. So there is the extra data volume only if you opt for a 24-month contract. And then there are to end the 24 months a nasty surprise: From the 25th month, the data volume falls back to the old level! The Blue M fare would thus even against operator tariffs as the Vodafone Callya Special (750 MB for 9.99 euros permanently, EU) behind. Only in Surf M-code, it remains permanently at 1.25 GB. All rates can also book without long contract, then the increased volume of data is not valid. Online selling blue tariffs Discount of 2 euros on the monthly fee, but only valid for the first 24 months.

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DeutschlandSIM

Tariff: Flat S 500 Special Edition

Network: O2

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 7.2 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 10,18 Euro

“To offer

mobilcom-debitel

Tariff: Your Flat

Network: E-Plus

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 7.2 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 11,05 Euro

“To offer

Data protection

Tariff: All-Net Flat with SMS Flat

Network: E-Plus

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: Flatrate

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 42 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 13,24 Euro

“To offer

1 & 1

Tariff: 1 & 1 All-Net-Flat Special

Network: E-Plus

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9.9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 1 Gigabyte

Speed: 14.4 Mbits / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 13,74 Euro

“To offer

smartmobil.de

Tariff: LTE Hammer

Network: O2

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: Flatrate

Inclusive volume: 1 Gigabyte

Speed: 50 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 1 Month

Effective monthly price: 14,24 Euro

“To offer

fresh radio

Tariff: Top Flat

Network: Vodafone

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 21.6 Mbits / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 14,99 Euro

“To offer

1 & 1

Tariff: 1 & 1 All-Net-Flat Special

Network: Vodafone

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9.9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 1 Gigabyte

Speed: 14.4 Mbits / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 16,24 Euro

“To offer

Data protection

Tariff: All-On Flat

Network: E-Plus

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: Flatrate

Inclusive volume: 1 Gigabyte

Speed: 42 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 16,37 Euro

“To offer

freenetMobile

Tariff: Free Flat

Network: Vodafone

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 7.2 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: 16,78 Euro

“To offer

Tele2

Tariff: Allnet Flat Smart

Network: E-Plus

Phone calls: Flatrate

SMS: 9 cents each

Inclusive volume: 500 megabytes

Speed: 42 Mbit / s

Contract Period: 24 months

Effective monthly price: EUR 17.78

“To offer

So the data-automatic will cost trap

Attention, new cost trap: As with some of our competitors are now also available in blue, a data-automatic. This means: As soon as the high-speed free data contained in the base price is depleted, slows the provider is not immediately the pace. Instead he booked through the data-automatic auto mixing another data volume (data snack) on: When the blue-M and L tariffs respectively 100 MB for one-time 2 Euro, at the All-Net-Flats 250 MB for 3 euros. also are used up, is another data Snack booked (again 2 or 3 euros) and then a third time. Overall, therefore, extra charges by a maximum of 6 or 9 euros. Then either reduce the rate (at 0.064 Mbps) or you can increase the standard data volume permanently surcharge (about 1.2 GB for 5 Euros / month at Blue M or 1.8GB for 3 Euros / month at Blue M). The data-automatic can be deactivated in the customer, but is set by the house. Those who book a Blue Origin, so it should definitely book a priori the rate was a little too lush data volume. Because an increase in the volume of data is only for a month is not possible off the data-automatic. “The new tariffs of Blue

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Assessment of new blue-tariffs

With the new tariffs Blue lands not produce results: Who is in search of bargains, get in the O2 network from suppliers like WinSIM and DeutschlandSIM favorable packages. In Tariff Calculator this website Items with permanently higher data volume for less money. Who is to ensure fair prices without pitfalls as hidden price increases or long maturities goes, should currently be the Callya offerings from Vodafone happier. Simyo competitors whose tariffs are now gone up in blue had once campaigned to launch with the slogan: “If simple simple simple” – it is little remained with the new blue-tariffs.