1. Traderhorn's Avatar
    Hi BBC I PLAYER at last is available on app store good news, but only for windows phone 8 in UK, bad news 7/7.5 phones will not
    receive I PLAYER, too few 7/7.5 phones, it works very well on 3G /Wi-Fi ,
    05-16-2013 01:44 AM
  2. GraemeT's Avatar
    Great news as it may be, I just don't get stuff like this. Who watches TV on a four inch screen and hammers their data allowance whilst doing so? Am I missing something?
    05-16-2013 01:12 PM
  3. Dileu's Avatar
    People away from home? Camping? Somewhere not near a TV?

    More likely, who listens to a radio program on BBC iPlayer while commuting to work? Quite a lot, I bet. I know I do.

    Also, you can download programmes over wifi at home for watching or listening to on the move, so it need not eat your data plan. Plus, we UK people don't pay nearly as much for data as our poor cousins in e land if the "free" ;)
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    05-16-2013 01:17 PM
  4. GraemeT's Avatar
    Okay. Fair enough. Good comments. Just struck me that TV on a mobile phone might be a bit cramped, but I accept what you say, none the less. Your point about radio programs is good. That's quite appealing. Maybe I'm a bit biased owning an 820 and knowing that watching anything video for too long will just kill my battery.
    05-16-2013 02:31 PM
  5. cgk's Avatar
    Great news as it may be, I just don't get stuff like this. Who watches TV on a four inch screen and hammers their data allowance whilst doing so? Am I missing something?
    A lot of us are on unlimited data - I pay 12 a month for completely unlimited - why wouldn't I hammer it?
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    05-16-2013 02:48 PM
  6. GraemeT's Avatar
    Again, okay. Fine. I don't want to start a flame war here. If your data plan allows, go for for it. I'm on 1GB with an 820, so that limits my video watching and battery options in my mind. So, clearly I am missing something. I'll hold my hand up and admit it. Obviously others have more phone and plan capability than I have. I'm happy to stand corrected. I'll back down now. Parting shot: when you're knocking 53, watching TV on an four inch screen isn't great, whatever phone or plan you've got, believe me (and you'll be there one day). Thanks for your replies. Appreciated.
    Dileu likes this.
    05-16-2013 03:23 PM
  7. Traderhorn's Avatar
    Great news as it may be, I just don't get stuff like this. Who watches TV on a four inch screen and hammers their data allowance whilst doing so? Am I missing something?
    Hi i listen to radio section of i player on train to work it uses little data, and i have 620 and battery life is ok,
    but hoping to get 920 with 4.5" screen should be ok for news clips, and am on unlimited data.
    05-16-2013 10:37 PM
  8. Dileu's Avatar
    GraemeT - I hope I didn't come across aggressively in my reply, it wasn't intended to be. Watching TV on a phone isn't a particularly great experience, you're right, especially if like both of us, you're limited to 1gb.
    05-17-2013 01:41 AM
  9. GraemeT's Avatar
    Inky, not at all. If anything, now I re-read it, my last post sounds a bit aggressive. Again, it wasn't meant to be.

    If you've got unlimited data and decent battery life then watching TV on a mobile phone may be a goer if you accept the limitations of a very small screen. Unfortunately, I (probably along with quite a few folk) haven't either, so it's not a practical proposition for me. I guess I could download iPlayer and try it over WiFi as an experiment, but I just know it would kill my battery.
    05-17-2013 02:10 PM

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