Looks like T-Mobile is joining the ranks of other mobile carriers by imposing a 5GB cap on data starting October 16th, this is down from the original 10GB cap. On top of this, if you do go over the cap, you'll receive a text message of the overage and that your speeds will now be reduced, at least until your next billing cycle.
This will only have an effect on less than 1% of customers, according to T-Mobile and it is sitll better than AT&Ts 2GB cap.
Still, data caps and throttling speeds look to be the new norm as our phones keep getting more and more powerful (e.g. HD7, Dell Venue Pro)--sort of the exact oppposite of what we want and expect as paying customers. On the other hand, which is better: throttling speeds or charging money for each MB of going over your data plan (like Sprint, AT&T, etc)?
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
"On the other hand, which is better: throttling speeds or charging money for each MB of going over your data plan (like Sprint, AT&T, etc)?" I am in favor of giving users the option of paying for more GB or for throttling. I never like it when service providers a priori select one approach.
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