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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Wednesday, 13th November 2013

    you should feel sorry for people that have SIM only mobile deals and because their phones are no longer "hi-tech" can no longer watch i-player on the phone just to catch up where there's no TV - so much for a public service broadcaster....so not only am I supposed to stump up a hundred and odd quid they also want me to buy a new phone and pay 30 a month for that too....  Sorry-why?

    No one is forcing you to use the phone-so you dont HAVE to do pay anything extra -that is your choice.

    Or are you suggesting that as licence fee payers we all chip in so you can watch telly on the move or whatever.

    Seems a strange point to make-in my opinion.

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on Wednesday, 13th November 2013

    My mobile phone is a PAYG I use for emergencies only. I watch iPlayer on a TV that has an analogue tuner connected to a Sony smart Blu Ray player.

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    Posted by NorthCareer (U14493588) on Friday, 15th November 2013

    you should feel sorry for people that have SIM only mobile deals and because their phones are no longer "hi-tech" can no longer watch i-player on the phone just to catch up where there's no TV - so much for a public service broadcaster....so not only am I supposed to stump up a hundred and odd quid they also want me to buy a new phone and pay 30 a month for that too....  Sorry-why?

    No one is forcing you to use the phone-so you dont HAVE to do pay anything extra -that is your choice.

    Or are you suggesting that as licence fee payers we all chip in so you can watch telly on the move or whatever.

    Seems a strange point to make-in my opinion. 
    What I mean is that the i-player was supported on my old phone and I pay something for that service to be supported. The BBC now deem my phone obsolete and as I have a SIM-only deal to utilize my i-player (that i pay for) I'd need a whole new phone that the BBC deems worthy of their support....

    So in other words its creating a digital apartheid between those that can afford brand new 4G phones or at least 3.5G phones and anyone stuck with a 3G phone that did but no longer is supported by i-player.

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    Posted by Sue_Aitch (U3336990) on Saturday, 16th November 2013

    That is the nature of technology: the software does not always keep up with new functionality. See the comments on news.bbc.co.uk/local... regarding the set-top boxes that became bricks on 30th September 2009.

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