Foxtel on Xbox 360 will not be unmetered

Foxtel on Xbox service to not be free data to users.

Published Thu, Oct 21 2010 2:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Mar 10 2021 1:19 PM CST
A few days ago I talked about Foxtel's new Xbox 360 service - it's still planned to launch next month but will not be unmetered because ISP's are offering their own internet TV solutions.

Foxtel on Xbox 360 will not be unmetered |

To put things in perspective, an hour of standard-definition streaming content is rumoured to use around 800MB of data - while the average television viewing is around 21 hours per week, equating to 16.5GB of data per week.

iiNet communications manager Anthony Fisk said while users are free to use the Foxtel service - it won't be unmetered.

"They can use that if they wish, but there are a lot of problems with the Xbox service, and Foxtel can't guarantee service quality," Fisk said.

"My understanding is that no ISPs have made a deal to provide Foxtel unmetered," he added.

But - my opinion is - there are tonnes of huge plans out there, between $60 and $100 a month can give you 500 - 1000GB a month in data - so it's not an issue for most people.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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