T-Mobile soft capping 3G data at 1GB per month

Chris Ziegler
C. Ziegler|09.23.08

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Chris Ziegler
September 23rd, 2008
In this article: cap, data, g1, plan, t-mobile, t-mobile g1, T-mobileG1
T-Mobile soft capping 3G data at 1GB per month

Caps are nothing new to the world's 3G networks, but T-Mobile's being particularly stingy with the bytes -- 1GB is all you get. Well, technically you can get more than that, but our friends in magenta are reserving the right to throttle you back to a stifling 50Kbps -- virtually useless by smartphone standards, and less than what even a good EDGE network is capable of providing. That's going to be sour news to heavy G1 users, especially as Android touts its stellar connectivity, world-class browser, and a full suite of data-gorging apps. For now, we're going to cut T-Mob some slack on this since the threat is purely theoretical, but if they start enforcing this little stipulation with a heavy hand, the G1 is going to have to stay in the pocket a little more than we'd like.

[Thanks, Emmanuel C.]
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