T-Mobile adds another limit to its 'unlimited' data plans

T-Mobile adds another limit to its 'unlimited' data plans
As with most, if not all, so-called unlimited data plans the T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus are limited in some ways. You will get unlimited amount of data but after a certain cap the service provider will slow down the connection or throttle.

With T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus the limit is 50 gigabytes. After using the 50GB of LTE data you'll likely be slowed down to a crawl, especially during the more congested hours.

After unveiling a new 'Mobile Without Borders' deal in 2015 to all ONE and ONE Plus customers, you've been able to enjoy that oh so sweet LTE data abroad in Mexico and Canada. For now.

T-Mobile is going to limit LTE data further, and starting next month customers with T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus plans only get 5 GB of guaranteed LTE data in Mexico and Canada. After that you'll be throttled to 256kbps connection with ONE Plus and 128kbps with ONE, BGR reports.

According to T-Mobile less than one percent use more than 5 GB of data on their trips abroad. The company is trying to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product" with the new 4G LTE limit.

The limits go into effect on November 12.

Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 12 Oct 2017 16:44
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  • 2 comments
  • cart0181

    According to T-Mobile less than one percent use more than 5 GB of data on their trips abroad. The company is trying to "prevent usage beyond the intent of the product" with the new 4G LTE limit.

    In other words, constant tethering or mobile hotspotting. At least they aren't going to try that crap in USA. People would rage.

    13.10.2017 14:37 #1

  • Bozobub

    Originally posted by cart0181: In other words, constant tethering or mobile hotspotting. At least they aren't going to try that crap in USA. People would rage.
    Absolutely false. I was booted completely OFF my "unlimited" plan (in the US) for torrenting too much; they accused me of bypassing the hotspot/tethering limits, but that wasn't even remotely true; I was using an Android client.

    In other words, I used the phone exactly as I was told I could, and they didn't "slow me down", before they forced me out.

    They may have changed their terms a bit but I have *zero* faith the the T-Mobile leopard has changed its spots. There's also the fact that T-Mobile's in-house sales rep (corporate, NOT an affiliate) directly lied to me about a) whether my chosen phones (for me wife and me) had microSD card slots (he said yes, they did not) and what "unlimited" meant, more specifically the rules for tethering vs. "hotspot (he told me tethering was NOT covered under there hotspot limit; it is).

    T-Mobile can kiss my pasty-white, Irish tukhus. This exact type of bait-and-switch tactic is just their style.

    15.10.2017 05:34 #2

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