Mobile ISP To End BitTorrent Free-For-All

An Aussie ISP that neglected to charge its customers for data usage on BitTorrent and VOIP services is set to close the loophole.

According to a representative from mobile provider Vodafone, the issue affected its prepaid and regular customers who used mobile phones to access data directly or in a tethering setup.

Vodafone says it will fix the bug by July 8th but is concerned that customers who have been enjoying this free-for-all might get a nasty billing surprise when the ‘feature’ is disabled. To this end they are starting an SMS awareness campaign.

“The TXT messages and emails that have been sent out to customers are raising awareness and let everyone know the changes that are occurring within the data reporting system and to help stop avoid unnecessary bill shock,” a Vodafone representative explained.

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