Hah! Either T-Mobile listened to our complaints about the 1GB Data Cap or got strong-armed by Google, either way that 1 GB cap that was originally in place? Gone! Remove from the powers of T-Mobile. Taking a page out of the Google "Don't Be Evil" Playbook, it looks like T-Mobile folded to customer complaints in less than a day and will instead focus their throttling efforts on the small percentage who use their devices excessively. The new fine print isn't quite finalized yet but we'll be sure to report it once we hear it.
Here's the full T-Mobile statement:
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.
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