T-Mobile Adding Unlimited Data Plan Later This Year?

Thanks to Mr. Blurrycam himself we’ve just received the above image from a trusted ninja showing off what we believe is a hint toward revamped data plans later this year. While the wireless industry as of late has been leery of allowing unlimited data usage, T-Mobile will have to carefully evaluate data offerings as they prepare to launched devices capable of faster and faster speeds. Without a doubt there must be a balance between controlling speeds on the network so as to not impact the experience and yet, the needs of the users themselves must be considered as the companies provide enticements to use the faster speeds they will offer.

Our ninjas are also telling us to expect a total revamp of T-Mobile voice offerings sometime over the summer, possibly around June but as of yet we have no more information. As a quick reminder, T-Mobile is set to introduce a $79.99 unlimited offering for Even More customers on February 23rd. Stay tuned!

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  • Hurlamania

    I’m sure it will be a raised cap to 10gb

    • Anonymous

      That would be decent, 20gb’s would be even better

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I think I might switch over to this plan…it would be nice to have unlimited everything for $69.99.

    • joe

      You realize it will only be unlimited voice, right ?

      • Hurlamania

        Em+ is everything 79 going to 69

      • Mbregar13

        You realize how stupid that sounds right? Unlimited voice-only is currently only $60.00. What would make you think T-Mobile would raise that price?

      • Mbregar13

        You realize how stupid that sounds right? Unlimited voice-only is currently only $60.00. What would make you think T-Mobile would raise that price?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

        From the original post on this, linked in the article above:

        “T-Mobile will lower the price of the Even More individual unlimited plan to $79.99 (from $99.99)”

        That means unlimited everything. Unlimited everything will be 69.99 for EM+ plans.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Rapoport/100000437345464 Scott Rapoport

          They might not make a plan change for EM+ plans since they were removed from the promotions a little while back (even though you can still get it if you get a nice CS rep and ask for it).

          I am sure that there will be a voice only option at the new lower price. They already offer it to business customers for an average of just over $40 per line (unlimited voice only). My business customers wanting unlimited everything can get it for $69/mo.

  • Sean

    im pretty sure this is only pertaining to tab and webstick services. myfi mobile hotspot that’s suppose to launch soon

  • Sean

    im pretty sure this is only pertaining to tab and webstick services. myfi mobile hotspot that’s suppose to launch soon

  • AdrianG2

    I’m anticipating the 23rd so I can switch to unlimited minutes since I’m nearing the end of my whenever minutes!

    • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

      Isn’t the plan going to be mins; data; messaging?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

        yes

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

        yes

      • AdrianG2

        I know all thats included. I’m just worried about the minutes which I only have 1500. I only have 280 left until the 7th.

  • Kjnylin

    Please help me out here. I have the Even More family plan. 3 smart phones are on the plan, each with “4G Web – Unlimited”. How is this unlimited data plan any different?

    • Chatter

      I think that this “new unlimited plan” would mean that your data will not be throttled once you hit 5GB worth of data (on each phone). Currently, TMo slows your speeds down once you go past 5GB. If you don’t consume lots of data, then you probably will not be affected. You can check your data usage on your phone or online.

      • http://twitter.com/fugitivealien Phil Sowers

        If they do throttle it better be less than 50kbps as it is now. I think I must have been given a grace period for 4 months where my throttling was a much more acceptable and usable 1Mbps. =/

      • Cupcake

        How can I check my data usage on my phone? Using a myTouch 4G. Thanks, did not know I could.

        • Duck Dodgers

          Some phones you can call #web# (#932#) and it will tell you your data usage.

        • Duck Dodgers

          Some phones you can call #web# (#932#) and it will tell you your data usage.

        • Anonymous

          Works on Nexus S

        • jcj

          this does not work on all plans currently. does not work on BB

        • Anonymous

          Make sure you have the latest version of the My Account app. It will show you your data usage in MB.

        • Anonymous

          Go on Android Market, download, install:

          3G Watchdog

          It’s one of a few FREE programs that you can install on your phone that keeps track and tells you your data usage. It’s an ongoing meter meaning that it shows you up to the minute how much data you have used into the billing period.

          https://market.android.com/details?id=net.rgruet.android.g3watchdog&feature=search_result

          Also, Android Market is available on the Internet. And if you log into your phone’s Market account you can download apps from your computer on to your phone (it’s OTA, over the air, so you don’t even have to have your phone connected to your computer.

          https://market.android.com/

  • Threatlevel Midnight

    This will not be unlimited. Guaranted. It will just be a raised cap. Its hilarious how these companies all get away with false advertisement. Unlimited data with a set cap and 4G when 4G doesnt actually exist yet….lol.

    • joe

      How is it false advertisement ? You still can down load an unlimited amount, they just throttle your speed after an excessive amount. They do not simply cut you off though – you can still use the internet and everything else until the end of the month.

      • Joe is an idiot

        Its false advertisement because you are dumb.

    • GTwoAddict

      wow, another person who talks about 4G not being 4G, original.

      • GTwoaddict is a douche

        Wow….another smart ass who talks a big game but is a a big dumb flaming douche.

        • jarjon76

          Well, you showed him Internet Tough Guy!

      • GTwoaddict is a douche

        Wow….another smart ass who talks a big game but is a a big dumb flaming douche.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

      Uhm.. the ITU has changed their standards for what 4G is a while back… it’s basically anything that is upgraded 3G tech that is faster.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      So you would like it more if it’s overages?

    • Anonymous

      Since TMoNews postings get picked up by Google and here is yet another accusation about T-Mobile not having 4G, I am compelled to retort, in detail. ;)

      When this controversy erupted on the Net, over a year ago, many people, including on TMoNews chimed in that T-Mobile does not have 4G service. Some chimed in that no U.S. carrier has 4G, not even Sprint who was selling the Evo as a 4G phone (last summer).

      Last June some of us chimed in that 4G (even according to the ITU — International Telecommunication Union — was not a “legally enforceable standard.” In other words, even the ITU could not say what 4G was nor was not.

      In a few published articles I took the position that 4G had become a “generic term” meaning 4G simply meant “anything faster than 3G.” And I wrote that no one could say how much faster 4G had to be over 3G to be advertised 4G. It was a wireless marketer’s dream, much the same as no one could say what defined a “smartphone” to be advertised as such.

      This development was good news for T-Mobile, who in summer 2010 was calling HSPA+ “the fastest 3G network.” Going nowhere fast with the term HSPA+, T-Mobile in November 2010 simply changed “the fastest 3G network to “the largest 4G network in the U.S.” LOL, no wonder T-Mobile’s competitors were frosted. (A tip o’ the hat to T-Mobile for having the cajones to do that, I suspect this was the work of Herr Humm.)

      Anyway, to stay relevant as a worldwide wireless standards organization, because U.S. carriers had said “we don’t care about ITU standards… we gotta make money by offering new services,” and because worldwide carriers like the idea of marketing 4G (the generic term), the ITU had to modify its definition of 4G, as Simon Yu points out in here.

      Somewhat comical is how reluctant the ITU was to cave to carriers. That’s because it prides itself as a standards organization, relying on the “tech inside,” so to speak, rather than “smoke & mirror 4G.”

      Here is how the ITU backed down on its definition of 4G, now saying 4G is undefined and may be anything faster than 3G. Note the convoluted way that the ITU says it. LOL:

      “[4G], while undefined, may also be applied to the forerunners of these technologies, LTE and WiMax, and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed.”

      All said and done, however, in these hard economic times carriers don’t give a rat’s pitoot what the ITU says. In the wireless war for subscribers carriers know it’s the end user (consumer) who defines wireless technologies and standards. When it comes to 4G, the average consumer expects 4G to simply be faster than 3G. Users could care less about the ITU’s definitions for 4G, LTE, WiMax, or whatever.

  • HTC Pyramid

    what about even more plus customers?

    • Guest.

      hey htc pyramid, when will you come out so i can buy you?

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      htc Pyramid I don’t know you yet, but I like you already!! – D

    • william

      if your on the even more plus plan it will stay like that just pay full price for a new phone and you’ll stay on unlimited data, but if you want a discount on a phone then you have sign a new contact, and pay more for the same thing

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Man, just give us a cheaper price on the Unlimited Family Plan and I’ll be happy. I never use over 5GB of data so that won’t affect me nor my wife or mom.

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Man, just give us a cheaper price on the Unlimited Family Plan and I’ll be happy. I never use over 5GB of data so that won’t affect me nor my wife or mom.

  • Anonymous

    T-mobile has really great plans imho, this will only make it better. I love the customer service, and the phone selection is not as bad as we sometimes make it out to be. The only thing that sucks for me is coverage. I live in Phoenix (major city) and I lose service way too often. I really don’t want to switch carrier but I think I have to :(

    • william

      me too, I live in houston, I’ve been with t-mobile for 6 years and I’m a valued customer and they have hooked me up a couple of times but since I started using smart phones I noticed their 3g is not that great inside my apartment I only get edge also at my mothers place I don’t get 3g.

      Lately it’s been taking customer service has been taking 45 minutes to answer and the rates have changed, if I decide to upgrade I’ll be paying about $85 to $90 a month.

      If I’m going to be paying that much I may as well go to a better carrier.

  • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

    So what then? Does this mean they’re putting the cap “back” up to 10gb/mo. like it used to be until a few months ago? Then what was the point of dropping the throttle cap down to 5gb in the first place?

    • Anonymous

      They might have gotten bit by the customers. I still don’t see how they promote video calling and expect people to buy the mytouch 4g, dell streak 10, galaxy S 4g, and/or Samsung galaxy tab for their data features but want to soft cap people.

      I would be nervous to even use it in fear of going over.

      Needs to either go back to “unrestricted” unlimited data, or a more reasonable 10GB data cap.

  • Anonymous

    This is still not better than my $5.99 unlimited web with no data caps or throttling…..I am glad I kept it on 4 out of 5 lines!!! If it wasn’t for my wife’s G2, it would still be 5 of 5.

    But hey, new plans that save money for most of the customer base are always welcomed.

  • Anonymous

    This is still not better than my $5.99 unlimited web with no data caps or throttling…..I am glad I kept it on 4 out of 5 lines!!! If it wasn’t for my wife’s G2, it would still be 5 of 5.

    But hey, new plans that save money for most of the customer base are always welcomed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    Here is some more details: (David please verify that)
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1703770-New-Voice-and-Unlimited-Data-Plans-This-Year!
    $3 per GB overage? It’s 40% lower than my suggestion. In addition, you’ll get the speed down to 1Mbps after throttling point (on semi-unlimited internet). I am sure 99.999% users (even single laptop users) won’t get affected except the user plays HD (480p or higher) streaming video (600kbps or higher) or shares internet with more than two devices (source device and laptop).
    If everything listed is true, T-Mobile will be the most liberal ever.

    • Made Up

      Someone posted that those were some guy’s suggestions in T-Mobile’s forums.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    Here is some more details: (David please verify that)
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1703770-New-Voice-and-Unlimited-Data-Plans-This-Year!
    $3 per GB overage? It’s 40% lower than my suggestion. In addition, you’ll get the speed down to 1Mbps after throttling point (on semi-unlimited internet). I am sure 99.999% users (even single laptop users) won’t get affected except the user plays HD (480p or higher) streaming video (600kbps or higher) or shares internet with more than two devices (source device and laptop).
    If everything listed is true, T-Mobile will be the most liberal ever.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I wonder how much more expensive will this data plan be, or will they give use customers a bone who are forking at the bulk for what is considering now as an “unlimited data plan.”

    • Wilma Flintstone

      This is exactly what I want to know. The way things are going now, it’ll definitely cost us more to get the real unlimited data plan.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Yeah, & it probably will. Unfortunately…

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t mind an extra $5 charge monthly at the most or free

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I’m all up on an Increased cap!! – D INTENSE data user here,,

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

      It’s said the speed will be throttled to 1Mbps after the throttling point. I am wondering how true it is.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        yes but how exciting would it be if it were TRUE?! now I use an awful LOT of data but I have never gone over 5gigs mostly because I limited streaming however, when this plan is available and I get it I will not Hesitate to Stream as much as I do on my Computer. – D

        • Supaspydaman

          I already go over every month, Sparks. It sucks! I get so many more features on my myt4G compared to my old Moto Cliq… But half the internet. It’s not fair! This is definitely good news

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        yes but how exciting would it be if it were TRUE?! now I use an awful LOT of data but I have never gone over 5gigs mostly because I limited streaming however, when this plan is available and I get it I will not Hesitate to Stream as much as I do on my Computer. – D

      • Anonymous

        Then that would be doable.

  • kuntri

    the rate plan is on hold for right now, says the Ninja from far far far away!

  • Jon

    The 5GB plan is already unlimited…you get throttled after 5GBs. And you only get throttled if the network is congested or are regularly going over 5GB. And if you do enough business with T-mobile they can remove that throttling temporarily.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Let you get Throttled and we’ll see how it “Only throttles if the network gets congested”. You’ll change your tune too. They throttle you down to Edge and sometimes GPRS making most of the data function like Lots of Internet Pages, Streaming, Downloading take forever and sometimes not even work at all. Most people when they pay for Unlimited data, they are under the impression that it’s unlimited 3G speed at least. Otherwise, they may as well get the Edge Only plan for $10.

      • Jon

        What I’m saying is that at least for corporate users t-mobile is not throttling yet. In Los Angeles, which I would say has a decent number of smartphone users, our rep has people with 15GB/mo on a handlful of 4G usb sticks and they are not getting throttled. Yes, T-mobile is reserving the right to thottle, but it doesn’t appear that they will unless they actually run out of bandwidth.

        • Canceled

          “corporate users”

          Most people are not corporate users and WILL get throttled to 0.05 Mbps after 5 GB.

    • Just4today

      not true. there is no way to “unthrottle” someone.

    • Mexolexo

      they throttled me and cant un-throttle me since my new billing cycle started. Repair tickets galore and wont offer me a new phone, been two weeks now.

  • Petey

    Take out mandatory data plan… that will win alot of customer.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      then you might as well just buy a feature or flip phone, you have no reason for a smartphone in that case.

      • Petey

        You do not know how I use my phone so do not make any assumption… & I guess you don’t understand the term “mandatory”… In my statement… what I meant was make it an OPTION not MANDATORY feature.
        How come back in the days data feature was an option not mandatory feature? Because this is a way they can make MORE money off you.

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          and you don’t seem to understand there’s no point to use a smartphone without a data plan. Why so you can only use it at home on Wifi, well that’s pretty stupid.

        • Masrunner2001

          How’s this . . . I got my smartphone, with the discount, from T-mobile for a contract renewal without having to have the data plan, seriously (I will say it took a lot of work). Why did T-mob do this? b/c we get decent, but not great service at our home and almost nada where we work. But when we’re at work we have unlimited access to wifi. And since neither of us operate from a desk, having our smartphones available when we’re moving and shaking at work, works brilliantly. Email, wifi calling, data base and internet searching, For anyone who says I’m missing out by not having the date plan, you forget that I need I most need my smartphone for work responsbilities, outside of that and for leisure activities I text and call friends.

        • Anonymous

          I am glad to pay the mandatory data of I have to because I use it anyway.

        • Aerofanbig

          back in the day smart phones really weren’t THAT smart. They had minor web browsing ability, and really the only “smart” thing was email and calendar sync. With android at least, your back up data, apps, all that stuff runs on internet connection. So….they’re going to charge you for it.

        • Senor Chang

          What? Did you just discover smartphones like a year ago or something?

          On my old MDA, I could watch videos, download videos, play music, surf the web, drag and drop files back and forth to the phone, get more apps from Handango, check my email, create a spreadsheet… hell, there are things that old ass WinMo did that some smartphones don’t even do NOW.

          What smartphones didnt have back in the day were GPS, accelerometers and a compass.

          You have NO idea what you’re talking bout. Ask any Blackberry, Palm or ex-WinMo user.

        • Aerofanbig

          back in the day smart phones really weren’t THAT smart. They had minor web browsing ability, and really the only “smart” thing was email and calendar sync. With android at least, your back up data, apps, all that stuff runs on internet connection. So….they’re going to charge you for it.

        • Bxcutie4life2001

          And it’s not even mandatory u can get the data when u first purchase the phone and then cancel it after a day or 2 they can only charge u for the amount of time u used it which technically a dollar a day, so there u go problem solved

        • jarjon76

          You can’t expect T-Mobile, or any carrier for that matter, to offer you a discounted smartphone with no data. You’re either cheap or want everything for free. T-Mobile is a business, in case you didn’t know that.

        • Senor Chang

          “Because this is a way they can make MORE money off you”
          AFTER they knock $300 – $400 off the price of the phone for you.
          Shocking Petey! Shocking!

    • Anonymous

      T-Mobile has to put mandatory data to compensate the discount towards the customer.
      If you don’t like mandatory data, you have to pay in full.

    • Pinoy_Android

      Mandatory only if you are getting subsidized phones. Buy your phone full price on ebay or craigslist and Tmobile will not require you to get a data plan.

    • Pinoy_Android

      Mandatory only if you are getting subsidized phones. Buy your phone full price on ebay or craigslist and Tmobile will not require you to get a data plan.

    • Pinoy_Android

      Mandatory only if you are getting subsidized phones. Buy your phone full price on ebay or craigslist and Tmobile will not require you to get a data plan.

    • bryan

      Data is only mandatory if you want to get a discount on the phone. T-Mobile is not forcing you into a contract or a data plan, if you don’t like the terms of the phone discount then switch to the Even More Plus plans with a cheaper monthly rate and pay for the full price of the phone. Your choice.

    • jarjon76

      Why have a smartphone if you’re not going to use data? And don’t give me the wifi line–you still need data when you’re not in a wifi zone. Quit being cheap and spring a few extra dollars for data.

  • Petey

    Take out mandatory data plan… that will win alot of customer.

  • TooBaad

    Shut up Petey. You’re a cheap fool. Why would you want a smartphone and no Data. The smartphone wouldn’t be so smart without the data.

    • Dfas

      what about people with wifi were they work and live their no need for data

      • Bob

        yup….a smart phone with wifi will work just fine for everything.

        • Petey

          Thank you Dfas & Bob… The smartphone would still be a smartphone without data.

          TooBaad: next time when you post something… instead of trying to bash on other people opinion… maybe be more reasonable in your post cus it surely makes you look like an idiot when u bash or call people names… thanks

        • Senor Chang

          Meh, but your comment about mandatory data plans wasn’t any less idiotic to be honest.

          All I hear you saying is you want a discount but not have to pay the contracted prices… really? Hey, you know what I wish for? I wish I could have a contract discount without being locked into a contract. herp de derp. Come on man, get real.

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          then get an ipod touch.

      • Anonymous

        Im sure you don’t have wifi on the road… Say adios to turn by turn navigation if you don’t have a data plan

      • Aerofanbig

        then you have no need for a smartphone lol. go get a cheap ass free flip phone or something with cheap phone rates, and pick up an iPod tough, archos, any one of the tablets or wait for the Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 and have an android device that only works on wifi. Probably save you about 30$ a month on your phone plan too ;)

      • Aerofanbig

        then you have no need for a smartphone lol. go get a cheap ass free flip phone or something with cheap phone rates, and pick up an iPod tough, archos, any one of the tablets or wait for the Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 and have an android device that only works on wifi. Probably save you about 30$ a month on your phone plan too ;)

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      Exactly, its cheap people like that who seem to exonerate the false stereotype that T-Mobiles customers are cheap or poor. Some of us have no problem spending good money for good services. If some don’t want to pay for data, then they shouldn’t own smartphones. its as simple as that.

  • TiredOfPeople

    It’s simple people, you don’t want to pay for data then pay full MSRP for the device. Why should TMO subsidize your smartphone if you’re not going to get the data feature? Subsidized = REQ Data feature, Not Subsidized = Optional Data or WiFi only. Those are your options, if you don’t like it then start your own wireless company and hand out smart phones like its candy.

  • 007

    smartphone with no data is like meeting a girl with no p$#@y….lol

    • Hmoses73

      I like u ,that is funny LMAO

    • Hmoses73

      I like u ,that is funny LMAO

  • butnakedavenger

    T-Mobile has pulled the Even More $79.99 promo plan. It was going to be a limited time offer but it was nixed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    Look, if you live and work in an area that has great T-Mobile coverage, T-Mobile is already the greatest wireless provider, period. Their plans are already cheaper than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, especially if your on a grandfathered plan. I have been with all of the other three wireless providers and I don’t care if they were offering multiple iPhones for free, I would not leave T-Mobile. People, including Verizon and AT&T will continue to knock T-Mobile even as they juice up to 42Mbps HSPA+ in 2011 and 84Mbps HSPA+ after that. Where I reside, I can consistently hit 5Mbps downloads in my bedroom and that is awesome to me. As far as I’m concerned, anything they do will only improve something that is already EXCELLENT!

  • Crazydodgerfan2000

    It’s simple, if you want a Data phone pay the Data price, If you don’t get a Gravity T, Or Gravity 3. People want to have the latest and greatest but don’t want to pay, Seriously. We need Req data cause customers think ” O let me get one of them smart phones and cancel data after a month” Ha no more.

    • beastly

      No, the required data plan is all about recovering the cost of subsidizing a smartphone. The math is pretty simple. Compare the cost of a contract plan to a noncontract plan: the difference is $10 a month without data, and $20 a month with data. Figure 22 months between upgrades, and that’s $220 over the course of a contract for a feature phone, and $440 for a smartphone. That’s why they can offer free smartphones; you’re paying for a $30 Even More data feature instead of for a $20 Even More Plus feature. The extra $10 you’re paying every month just covers the increased cost of subsidizing your smartphone.

      Personally, I prefer the way it’s handles on Even More Plus plans.

      • Punkfloyd_138

        I agree beastly, the Even More Plus plans are the way to go, just buy the phone up front, i did, using the (EIP) equipment Installment Plan, 0% interest only adds about 18 bucks a month to my $59.99, 500 anytime unlimited everything else) If you don’t know, and are wanting to upgrade your phone, ask a rep about the EIP, you get way better Monthly rates because like beastly and others have said, the other plans subsidize your phone and you end up paying more in the long run on your month to month plan, do the math.

  • Jimmy

    I’m all confused here. Forgive me if this is a dumb question. I have been with tmobile since the voicestream days (10 years or so). I have a G2 with unlimited voice for 49.99 (I guess customer loyalty package) and unlimited text and data for either 29.99 or 39.99 I can’t remember what the amount is all I know is that it was $10 more than the plan I had with my cliq. Everyone is talking about not being true unlimited data. I used almost 20 gigs of data last month using my phone as a hot spot. I understand it was throttled after 5 gigs. But where is it capped? Isn’t it truly unlimited?

    • Darnell

      It seems the “original” unlimited is throttled after 5GB, unlike the upcoming “new” unlimited plan :D .

      Really, this seems to play right into the lawsuit that was made over there being a cap on the current so-called “unlimited” plan which has a 5GB cap then speed trottle after that point. I mean, this change in “plan” by T-Mobile seems to give the legal complaint against the company some merit. How can you have all these plans parading as “unlimited”?

      • Anonymous

        Show me where it says unlimited 4g or unlimited 3g speeds? I hate the throttling as well, but the lawsuit will not win out in court because the wording is correct, albeit a bit misleading.

      • closettechyg

        The wording they use is absolutely correct. “unlimited” means: without limit. There is not a point in time, even while throttled, that your web connection will be cut off. The lawsuit will fail. There is no carrier that offers an unlimited web without throttling. (I’ve worked for 3 out of the big 4).

      • closettechyg

        The wording they use is absolutely correct. “unlimited” means: without limit. There is not a point in time, even while throttled, that your web connection will be cut off. The lawsuit will fail. There is no carrier that offers an unlimited web without throttling. (I’ve worked for 3 out of the big 4).

      • Punkfloyd_138

        CHeck this out everyone who thinks 5gb is to little to be called unlimited, new AT&T Customers only get 2GBs before throttle, now who do you love? just wait for the truly unlimited plan they talked about.

    • Car77

      How did you get to 20 gigs? I recently picked up the Nexus S and switched to T-Mobile, I’ve been testing the network on everything I can get my hands on; the speeds are so fast where I am that I was able to play an entire online match of Call of Duty Black Ops (nuketown TDM) using my hotspot as my PS3′s internet connection, no glitching or anything… well combine that with Netflix/Hulu on my ipad i burned up 5gb 3 days into my billing cycle. My data connection has been so throttled google maps takes 2-3mins to load up, any video is out of the question, even webpages are taking a long time to load up.

      Bottom line, it is AWESOME knowing that this network is fast enough to support online gameplay, when can I get a truely unlimited plan??

    • SnittyKitty

      Jimmy, T-Mobile has been back and forth interpreting (defining) what “unlimited” is. I’ve been with T-Mobile over 13 years going all the way back in my area before it and VoiceStream when it was PowerTel. I’m a little surprised you’re not on a grandfathered plan given how long you’ve been with T-Mobile. I have had T-Mobile Web aka Unlimited T-Zones on my plan for many years; however when it was announced with Project Dark the radical change they would make with all plans specifically doing away with My Faves and introducing Even More Plus and Even More and replaceing T-Mobile Web with Unlimited Web for Smart Phones (Web 2 Go); I got on the horn that day with Blackberry/PDA Support and specifically requested them add T-Mobile Web to all my other lines. To this day I use My Faves and T-Mobile Web and I save at least $125 a month and I have five lines. Now, that said, I don’t live where we have 3G service though we have it in town; I use Wi-Fi at home with AT&T DSL and we pay a flat $42.95. Now you live in the woods like I do and EDGE is all you have; it’s Wi-Fi and of course, no data usage via T-Mobile. It takes an act of God for me to even smell 1 gig let alone 5 or 10 or 20. For those of us who flash our devices it is understood both Android and WinMo ROMs are setup to provide Wi-Fi Routing on WinMo 6.x and 6.5.x and Android Flavors via HotSpot.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I smell a lawsuit brewing. I have discovered anyone who gets throttled and on a smart phone and is downloading anything… even syncing with their emails or Facebook etc. Cannot recieve phone calls. It goes straight to Voicemail. Also when you try to make a phone call while say… updating an app your screwed because the phone will say call ended. So if your in an emergency situation and your phone is downloading or using data your unable to call anyone. I was updating one of my apps and it took over 10 minutes to download using edge on my G2. During that time I missed a phone call nor could I make any. Now my phone is my main phone and my data connection. I pay $14. 99 extra a month and what do I get after 5GBs? A useless data connection and dropped or missed calls like crazy. If Tmobile doesn’t fix this and someone is in a situation where they can’t dial 911 because their phone was syncing or downloading an update… lawsuit!

    • LIKE MY COMMENT $%%@**

      I’m pretty sure if there’s an emergency and you can’t call 911… well lets just say your not going to court anytime soon.

    • Anonymous

      BS. Voice calling has always been prioritized over data. It was true on when I was on AT&T with WinMob, and it’s true with T-Mobile on my G2.

      If you’re that cheap to have only a $15 data plan when the rest of us pay ~$40 for land-line broadband, there’s isn’t more to be said about why you hit caps.

      • JBLmobileG1

        I pay $25 for my data and another $15 for my tethering. So $40 total.

        • Punkfloyd_138

          most people dont opt to pay the additional 15 bucks for tethering, my mytouch4g lets you tether for free, and they wont make you get on the 15/mo tether plan unless you are are grossly misusing the tethering option. The tether option at least how it would apply to me and my plan, is only useful if you are going near or over the 5GB alotted data per month, and you probably will if you are using your phone as a dedicated internet connection for your home. (access point). I am on theEven More Plus Plan, bought my phone using the EIP (equipment instalment plan, at 0% interest, adds 18 a month to my bill for a year and a half) and i pay $59/Month for 500 anytime min, unlimited msgs, tmo-tmo, nights/weekends, and unlimited data

        • Punkfloyd_138

          most people dont opt to pay the additional 15 bucks for tethering, my mytouch4g lets you tether for free, and they wont make you get on the 15/mo tether plan unless you are are grossly misusing the tethering option. The tether option at least how it would apply to me and my plan, is only useful if you are going near or over the 5GB alotted data per month, and you probably will if you are using your phone as a dedicated internet connection for your home. (access point). I am on theEven More Plus Plan, bought my phone using the EIP (equipment instalment plan, at 0% interest, adds 18 a month to my bill for a year and a half) and i pay $59/Month for 500 anytime min, unlimited msgs, tmo-tmo, nights/weekends, and unlimited data

  • Anonymous

    OK… just got off the phone with a T-Mobile supervisor who was making my requested changes to the account (canceled insurance on the Vibrant I sold, etc.)

    I asked if there were any changes in price plans to the Even More + customers like myself. (Asked if he had heard of TMoNews, he said yes.) Told him that’s where I heard lower prices were coming.

    He said that while he is not allowed to say when, Even More Plus unlimited data will be offered at $20. He said to keep an eye out for the promo and to call back. I said I would. Duh.

    Bonus Comment: I double checked that the $20 unlimited will be for Even More + customers. He said yes.

    • mit

      No changes to webConnect plans?

  • http://twitter.com/Mupsycho Enrique Almaguer

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tmobiles lawyers are impeccable………..proper wording to avoid lawsuits, raping their loyal customers ever more savagely, since it is too expensive to cancel their lines and go to another company…………..

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Sigh…

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Sigh…

  • http://twitter.com/Mupsycho Enrique Almaguer

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tmobiles lawyers are impeccable………..proper wording to avoid lawsuits, raping their loyal customers ever more savagely, since it is too expensive to cancel their lines and go to another company…………..

  • Android

    This points to an iphone on tmo

  • hound head

    data caps suck. it’s 2011 for christ’s sake!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pace-Stanley/100001857500288 Pace Stanley

    T-Mobile Terms & Conditions.
    http://www.t-mobile.com/Templates/Popup.aspx?PAsset=Ftr_Ftr_TermsAndConditions&print=true

    Section 10:
     Protective Measures:  To provide a good experience for the majority of our customers and minimize capacity issues and degradation in network performance, we may take measures including temporarily reducing data throughput for a subset of customers who use a disproportionate amount of bandwidth.  If your total usage exceeds 5GB (amount is subject to change without notice; please check T-Mobile’s T&Cs on http://www.T-Mobile.com for updates) during a billing cycle, we may reduce your data speed for the remainder of that billing cycle. <—-VERY SMART last sentence!! Change the word "May" to "WILL" and "reduce data speed" to "reduce data speed to BELOW EDGE, and as SLOW as "we" can make it!   I went from 6500kbps to 39kbps (remember GPRS speeds?) after reaching my 5GB cap. I feel like I'm on a DOS Machine with a 1200 baud modem! 
    I have been with TMO since 1994, and although they have lagged in technological upgrades in the most recent past, they seem to have their act together at present. I'll be honest….I tear a DATA Plan a new blow hole! My "unlimited data plan" is grandfathered, (had to pay a little more with the G1-G2 devices) and I added the $15 per month tethering add on. (they will text you if your ripping bandwidth tethered to a gaming machine!) At the end of the day, UNLIMITED is just that. Just be prepared to live with between 40 and 75kbps while throttled, until the end of your billing cycle.  I use my G2 as an "access point". I tether my laptop AND desktop to the G2! TMO data is TWICE as fast as ATT's mid grade DSL!  If your looking for the "next" step, it will be WiMax. That will be twice the speed of CABLE! 

    :)