T-Mobile updates the 1 GB data cap language

T-Mobile updates the 1 GB data cap language
In a statement today, T-Mobile revised the language of the 1 GB data cap that it had planned to impose upon the release of the G1.

"Our goal, when the T-Mobile G1 becomes available in October, is to provide affordable, high-speed data service allowing customers to experience the full data capabilities of the device and our 3G network. At the same time, we have a responsibility to provide the best network experience for all of our customers so we reserve the right to temporarily reduce data throughput for a small fraction of our customers who have excessive or disproportionate usage that interferes with our network performance or our ability to provide quality service to all of our customers. We removed the 1GB soft limit from our policy statement, and we are confident that T-Mobile G1 customers will enjoy the high speed of data access over our 3G network. The specific terms for our new data plans are still being reviewed and once they are final we will be certain to share this broadly with current customers and potential new customers."

Source: Phone Scoop

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8 Comments

1. unregistered

about time either you have 3g or dont because the blackberry storm is around the corner

2. unregistered

What does the Storm have to do with any of this?

3. unregistered

No doubt you idiot. Just because a different company is coming out with a different phone who cares. Android is going to be way more popular once they start coming out with more handsets, and like previously stated, what does this have to do with that anyway?? It's about their 3G network NOT their 3G handsets.

4. Anomalies

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2008

"Our network can't handle it" That's what they're saying, you realize this?

8. unregistered

thats right more and more handset with the os as far as the g1, its more like blow1, seriosly no pc sync are your kidding you can do pc sync with a samsung knack well not cal appointments but numbers..... flame away.... :)

5. unregistered

a lot tmobile don't have a large 3g network thats why they will penalize you for over 1g until we heard today so its best to put android on the largest 3g network vzw

6. unregistered

What does their 3G network size have to do with the 1GB cap. That is a ridiculous argument, lacking any logic. The only people utilizing 3G are the ones in a 3G area with a 3G device. It's not like people in areas where 3G isn't available are going to be straining the 3G network...Your only argument would be CAPACITY capabilities of their 3G network, not SIZE. We would have to wait and see if they run into capacity issues which would put a strain on the network.

7. rj04 unregistered

That's correct. What T-Mobile is trying to avoid is exactly what happened to AT&T. When the Iphone craze took over people started to surf the web on their phones like never before. Now they're out of bandwidth and their customers aren't getting anywhere near the speeds promised to them. This has resulted in law suits so obviously t-mo doesn't want this happening to their network and customers.

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