Good to see coverage, but nothing really new (Score: 2, Informative) by email@example.com on 2015-09-13 15:57 (#MAKN) I like that this issue is getting some attention, but there's nothing particularly new here: Netflix have, for some time, given bullshit answers to this question.And we can be pretty certain that people do want offline playback. Wuaki managed it, and it's now a selling-point for them.The strangest thing about all this is the way it's happening now. As our Internet connections get faster and faster, and data-caps go up, the question of offline playback is of ever-decreasing importance. This would've meant a lot more to me five years ago than now. Re: Good to see coverage, but nothing really new (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-09-14 00:57 (#MBJ5) As our Internet connections get faster and faster, and data-caps go up, the question of offline playback is of ever-decreasing importance. This would've meant a lot more to me five years ago than now.Ironically, 5 years ago you could still get an "Unlimited Data" plan from AT&T and Verizon... Today, you can't.- http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2013/05/05/pegoraro-unlimited-data-plans/2132895/And it was only last year that Boost/Virgin quietly switched from unlimited data, to throttled after 2.5GB. - http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-Virgin-Mobile-and-Boost-Mobile-to-lower-throttled-data-speeds-starting-in-May_id54094And T-Mobile just announced they're dropping their heaviest use customers from their unlimited plan.- http://pipedot.org/K8AYIt seems that prices on mobile data are going UP, not down. That being the case, I've gone with the flow and downgraded to just 500MB and I stay well under that, thanks to wifi. I pay about 30% less, too. Re: Good to see coverage, but nothing really new (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-09-14 11:07 (#MCQV) That's a good point, the 'Unlimited data' plans seem generally to be getting less and less common.Here in the UK, Three still offer unlimited data, but tethering is forbidden (unlike with their capped plan).If we ignore the unlimited plans, I think the price-per-gig is generally going down. Â£30/month can buy you 25GB of 4G (tethering is permitted) with EE. Not a bad broadband substitute if you're travelling or moving house.