T-Mobile to Throttle Mobile Traffic
T-Mobile is shaking up the standard payment model for those who go over their monthly data allotment. Instead of charging extra for any data over monthly limit, T-Mobile will simply throttle back transfer speeds.
The good news is that this basically makes the T-Mobile webConnect 5 gigabyte (GB) data plan a truly unlimited data plan ; users won't be charged for going over 5GB each month.
The bad news is T-Mobile hasn't mentioned just how severe the bandwidth throttling will be. It's possible that T-Mobile could make the bandwidth so slow the average user couldn't bear to use it.
The 200 megabyte (MB) monthly plan from T-Mobile will also change, but the overage fees will remain in place. For every MB over the 200MB limit, T-Mobile will charge $0.10, half of what it used to be for both plans.
T-Mobile said the changes effective immediately. The other three major carriers in the U.S., Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint Nextel , all charge overage fees for data plans capped at 5GB.