Bad news for those of you that use more than 5GB of data each month. Starting October 16th, T-Mobile will enforce a new policy that will reduce data speeds once the subscriber exceeds 5GB of data usage in a billing cycle. If you may recall, previously the data cap was 10GB/month. Magenta states that this new policy should only affect less than 1% of its customer base, and is being enforced to guarantee that all subscribers receive the best web performance available. After you reach the 5GB cap, you will receive a free T-Mobile text message notifying you that you’re data speeds will be reduced. Once your new billing cycle begins, data speeds will be restored to normal. If you want to know how much data you’ve used so far, log on to your my.t-mobile.com and then click on the “monitor use” tab to track your usage. The way I look at it, at least we don’t have to start paying overage charges for each additional megabyte used like the other major U.S. carriers.
What do you think of the new policy change? Good, bad, don’t care? Leave your thoughts in the comments!