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T-Mobile 5GB Data Cap: Are you affected?

We have some disappointing news for consumers on T-Mobile now, as the carrier has announced that they will be introducing data caps for users who continue to use excessive amounts of data on their smartphones.

As reported from BGR, the data cap will commence this Saturday, October 16 and customers will suffer from an automatic drop in data speeds if they go over the usage limit of 5GB.

T-Mobile has said that they are enforcing this rule to make the browsing experience fair for everyone, by limiting those considered to be ‘extreme’ users. The carrier has issued a lengthy statement, advising customers how the new data caps will work. Below is the important part that you need to read:

”If a customer happens to reach the 5GB limit, they will receive a free text message informing them their data speed will be reduced. Customers will continue to have Web browsing capabilities but at slower speeds, which will be determined by their device type. Once their new billing cycle begins, data speeds will no longer be restricted.”

It sounds pretty fair to us. Even if you do go over the 5GB a month, you’ll go back to normal speeds on the next billing cycle. It will be interesting to see if any of you actually come close to churning out 5GB of usage.

For those of you on T-Mobile, does the new rules apply to you?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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