Re: Why unlimited is not trusted?
If companies generally mean unlimited, then I've no qualms at all.
However, more often than not a "fair usage policy" applies, which actually means it's not unlimited at all. This I have a problem with, and personally I think it should be downright illegal! You're not allowed to advertise a completely free computer and then charge £500 in the small print, so why does the same thing not apply to this? Any limitations in my mind should be stated clearly and up front, not hidden away in an obscure place in the small print.
Unfortunately though this isn't just limited to web hosting - ISPs are another prime contender, to the point where some of them will reduce your bandwidth or even cut you off if you exceed their "unlimited" allowance regularly.
It doesn't mean that you shouldn't ever go with a deal that claims to be unlimited - just that you should read the small print very carefully before you do to ensure it's not all just a big con.