If you are a current subscriber to T-Mobile’s 5GB webConnect data plan the recent announcement made by the wireless network may be some good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. T-Mobile recently announced that the carrier will no longer be charging its $.20 per megabyte overage fee for any data used beyond the 5GB limit. Instead of these overage fees the wireless network will be implementing bandwidth throttling on any data used on top of the standard 5GB. While T-Mobile did not say exactly how much they will slow things down this latest announcement effectively makes the 5GB webConnect data plan an unlimited plan.
This new data structure will also affect those customers who are on the 200MB monthly plan for their iPhone or other devices. While these customers will not see any bandwidth throttling they will see their overage charges cut in half from $.20 to $.10 per megabyte. Both changes are effective immediately.
While it will depend on how much data you consume via your mobile device for how you view this latest announcement I would take it as a positive addition to their 5GB data plan by T-Mobile. No longer will you have to incur those nasty overage fees when you use more than your allotted 5GB of data. Instead now you will just have your data throttled which will mean slower loading times. Of course if the loading time is so slow that you can not even use the data feature of your device it will be worthless but I do not see T-Mobile making the web that slow. I know I will welcome the ability to use as much data as I want on my HTC Android device without fears of having an astronomical phone bill.