T-Mobile may increase deprioritization threshold to 50GB this week

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UPDATE: While T-Mobile hasn’t issued an announcement regarding this news, the official @TMobileHelp account just tweeted “Starting 9/20, the limit will be increased!” in response to a question about this leak.

 

ORIGINAL: After raising its deprioritization threshold to 32GB back in May, it looks like T-Mobile is set to bump it up again this week.

On September 20th, T-Mobile will increase its “Fair Usage threshold” from 32GB to 50GB, according to a TmoNews source. The folks at Android Central received a similar tip today.

It’s said that this 50GB threshold won’t change every quarter and no longer involves a specific percentage of data users. As with the current 32GB threshold, customers that exceed this new 50GB deprioritization threshold in a single month may experience reduced speeds in areas where the network is congested.

To compare, Sprint’s deprioritization threshold is currently 23GB, while AT&T and Verizon’s are both 22GB.

T-Mo regularly touts its network as having “America’s best unlimited network”, and while this isn’t true unlimited, it’d still be good to see T-Mobile once again increase its deprioritization threshold and widen the gap between it and its competition. Some customers will still be affected with this new threshold, but this change would give T-Mo subscribers much more data usage each month before having their usage deprioritized.

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  • Luis Hotdaddy Vasquez

    Time to binge watch some XXX lol! Great move!

    • riverhorse

      I regularly hit 40 WITHOUT video…just daytrading and the occasional horse race(2-3 minutes) the exception.

    • Noremacam

      The xXx Xander Cage trilogy is good, but I don’t know that I’d spend my data allotment on it.

  • Zacamandapio

    T-Mo does it again (or will do it again!!!)
    :)

  • C Bell

    Bad move on T Mobile’s part. Will make their congested sites worse.

    • Andrew Addison

      Not a bad move. You must hate T-Mobile-MetroPCS so much, due to you believing their whole network not being able to have larger capacity. I’ve surpassed 28GB to 32GB at such set exceeded Data usages that were set by T-Mobile-MetroPCS at such points(Meaning that I was still able to get superior Data Speeds/efficiency without any slow downs or shut downs period).

      • aglee89

        In some areas they do not have the capacity to give. Most of the day where I work I get 0.38 download its basically useless data and I haven’t hit the 32gb

        • Andrew Addison

          I’m ignoring your false statement. They have lots of capacity everywhere throughout USA. Perhaps sometimes you will face a blockage within certain areas/places there. Also, sometimes you might be in an area that has fair LTE signal strength.

        • aglee89

          Ignore what you want its the truth, go to Rice Eccles Stadium in Utah during an event and you will see, or a Utah Jazz game, they don’t have the capacity in Utah because they don’t own enough spectrum in the area just a proven fact

        • Jason Pyktel

          I always thought their coverage claim was a hoax. I’ve never reached super high speeds. I don’t get 5 bars signal everywhere I go in portland oregon. Definitely not my home. When with their supposed in home signal improvements.

        • Andrew Addison

          You are Lying. You are not telling the truth ignored. Ignored.

        • Jason Gamble

          I’d love to live in your fantasy world. Yes 90% of their towers are fine but I’ve been plenty of places where I have full signal but useless LTE because it is so slow from the tower being crowded.

        • I do think T-Mobile can handle this in some areas, but I can agree with you. At my house where it says I have perfect network performance capabilities, with full signal, my data speeds and performance are horrific.

        • yardie

          I in NJ and work in NYC and i can tell you, his statement is true. I have to fully turn off lte and use their Hpsa network to be able to get data. TMobile has oversold their network here. You don’t know what you’re talking about

        • Brian the populist.

          I just want to chime in and say that I agree with you because I had TMobile during my first two days and I would always go to my best friend’s house which is in Fordham Bronx New York Fordham Road is what it’s called outside out and about inside his house my internet was very slow and I called tech support and he said verbatim I’m glad that were able to pinpoint. It had nothing to do with your data usage because you’re a new customer but during these times of day you are going to expect to see your speeds reduced to accommodate everyone on the network essentially saying that T-Mobile is throttling everyone to make sure that everyone gets the best experience on the network during certain times of day.

  • Andrew Addison

    Nope you are false. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is Truly Unlimited High Speed Data Alex. You will still surpass 50 GB of High Speed LTE Data usages just as long as you are not on a congested tower at that moment, is when you will then still go above 50GB of 4GLTE Data.

  • riverhorse

    Hilla–err trolls, beware.
    1. Already congested sites would be so even if everyone was limited to say, 5gb.
    2. I think TMO has something up their sleeve to handle the added traffic.
    3. The ele– never mind.

    • yardie

      Your post is stupid. Shut up

  • riverhorse

    I wonder if Metro…

    • Andrew Addison

      Yes they will too. T-Mobile-MetroPCS NETWORK, Remember? Lol Same company/same network. Just MetroPCS has lesser expenses for discounted phones, that is all.

      • Alex Rud

        Not same network. They are allowed some tmobile bands but not all. Hence why its cheap like that.

        • yeah. the vitual networks lure you in with low prices. then when you have to switch your service because you realize it sucks, you realize you have to buy a new phone because your original phone only works on the carrier you bought it at.

        • Andrew Addison

          They have all the bands as T-Mobile. I have band 2, 4, 12 and also advanced carrier aggregations to work on my LG Stylo 2 Plus and my ZTE Blade Z Max. MetroPCS has the same bands and all bands that T-Mobile has. The only difference is, is discounted pricing on phones with MetroPCS. If they did not allow all bands with MetroPCS otherwise I would not have been able to hit above 200mbps Data or 128mbps data speeds with MetroPCS nor will I be able to having Video Calling, Enhanced Voice Services, Advanced Messaging, VoLTE, WiFi Calling, HD Voice working right on my phone. Go sit down and stop assuming things. You do kno that T-Mobile bought out MetroPCS in the reversed merger/take over to form it as TMUS here in United States of America(T-Mobile, MetroPCS US = T-Mobile-MetroPCS). T-Mobile-MetroPCS is one full carrier/company (the only difference is, is separate services/MetroPCS offering lesser discounts than what T-Mobile is doing). Face Facts Homie. Thank you.

        • francob911 .

          Yes its the same network Metro use to be CDMA and T-Mobile convert it to GSM to be fully compatible with both

        • Andrew Addison

          No you are lying. They have all the bands as T-Mobile. I have band 2, 4, 12 and also advanced carrier aggregations to work on my LG Stylo 2 Plus and my ZTE Blade Z Max. MetroPCS has the same bands and all bands that T-Mobile has. The only difference is, is discounted pricing on phones with MetroPCS. If they did not allow all bands with MetroPCS otherwise I would not have been able to hit above 200mbps Data or 128mbps data speeds with MetroPCS nor will I be able to having Video Calling, Enhanced Voice Services, Advanced Messaging, VoLTE, WiFi Calling, HD Voice working right on my phone you idiot. Go sit down and stop assuming things. You do know that T-Mobile bought out MetroPCS in the reversed merger/take over to form it as TMUS here in United States of America(T-Mobile, MetroPCS US = T-Mobile-MetroPCS). T-Mobile-MetroPCS is one full carrier/company (the only difference is, is separate services/MetroPCS offering lesser discounts than what T-Mobile is doing). Face Facts Homie. Thank you.

      • Alex Rud

        Metro doesnt have nearly enough data as tmo

        • Andrew Addison

          Yes they sure do have enough Data. The same as T-Mobile. Same network, same everything else. The only difference is, is discounted pricing. So I’m right and you are incorrect and a liar.

      • riverhorse

        Good. IF they don’t, I’ll provide them your name. Lol

  • riverhorse

    Hopefully Hotspot goes up commmesurately…

  • Peter Smith

    I don’t really think about it. I just use my phone. Average maybe 20gb. Hey the more the merrier!

    • I used to think that. then I checked my lifetime data usage and it averaged out to 5gb a month. unless you don’t have cable internet at home and only use your phones wifi I think 20 GB is a lot in a month

      • riverhorse

        I go over the threshold every month with almost zero video. I do hotspot a lot because lots of locations with Wi-Fi don’t provide juice, conversely many with plenty of outlets have subpar or no Wi-Fi.
        A LOT of people aren’t home 12-18 hours daily… Between travel/commute, extra long work day or two jobs, social; maybe even not home everyday.
        More than half the population spends more time outside the home than in.

        • 3% of people go over the limit. and that’s just a fact. your phone must be your best friend if you go over the limit though

      • Richard Footitt

        I don’t have home internet because it’s not available to me. All I can get is free internet which doesn’t work half the time and my timo data, so I do go up over 20 gigs most every month…….

      • john smith

        you sir, would be loved by verizon. they salivate over low usage customers willing to bend to every back and call. but i’m sure tmo loves you, too.

  • nearvanaman

    As long as I don’t have to be on a particular ONE plan to benefit LOL JOKING SATIRE

  • Well… cool. Just in time for starting the new Twin Peaks.

  • Joe2050

    That is awesome news, I hope they also increase the hotspot high speed which is currently capped at 10GB.

    • EastWindRain

      You can always pay $25/month extra (ONE Plus International), if you want unlimited LTE hotspot.

    • EastWindRain

      10GB is workable, if you use a browser with extensions/settings to block ads and auto-play of videos.

  • Alex Zapata

    Well that’s nifty.

    • Sayahh

      Nifty fifty.

  • Noremacam

    I live in a rural area without internet(except insanely overpriced satellite). News like this is a godsend.

  • SBacklin

    I’m wondering why they decided to now not have it change every quarter or involve a percentage of users.

    • Richard Footitt

      Hmmmm….Just a thought, but that might be because the percentage of people using the upper limits has risen. I know mine has gone up over 32 gigs several times now.

      • Acdc1a

        Very likely the case. Most users could use 50GB to replace any home internet they have. Interesting times.

      • SBacklin

        Good point. Just because it isn’t tied to changes of the quarter or involve percentages of users doesn’t mean they can’t still up it when they feel its the right thing to do.

  • CJNewYork

    Great news! Almost every time I hear news about TMo it’s something good.

  • john smith

    meanwhile, verizon continues to enforce its sith practices–attack customers for using “too much data,” whatever that means. cut off rural customers not in its main network. and try to convince potential suckers that its network is the best and you should sign up!

    • Richard Footitt

      Yeah…..a a really great publicity program Verizon has, don’t you think? Cut off the rural people who don’t have any other options, and expect people to trust them enough to sign up………

  • kgraham182

    This is great news, maybe T-Mobile will add generators is all there towers while they at it. Hurricane Irma made me realize TMO isn’t ready for the big league. A week after a storm that didn’t even hit the east coast of Florida and coverage is still spotty.

    • Francisco Peña

      Worst of the storm was on the east side of Irma. That is why on the Tampa side, not as much happened, compared to areas along the MD/PM/FL and JAX areas.

    • Richard Footitt

      Here on the West coast of Florida I’ve had no problems with connections at all, except the local tower near where I was during the storm seemed to go out because I lost my LTE. Other than that, I’ve had perfect service wherever I’ve been in the week after the storm.

    • john smith

      perhaps @kgraham182:disqus had a stroke of bad luck and rushed to judgment prematurely. I rode out irma in jax and have not had any issue w/my connection (lte the whole time).

      • kgraham182

        Having LTE doesn’t mean you have data. I had LTE signal most of the whole week, a calls/sms going through was trial and error maybe it’ll work this time. Lucky for me, I made sure my fantasy team was setup and ready the Saturday before the storm. Our power was just restore on this Sunday, the people in the Keys will be without power and clean water for months to come. Jax had a great game last week, this week not so much. If the Bucs play like this, they are playoff bound.

        • john smith

          miami was hit pretty hard, which meant everyone was on their phone so the towers were probably heavily congested, so data was probably moving at a snail’s pace. remember, tmo opened its airwaves to florida due to irma. hopefully, maria isn’t florida-bound.

        • kgraham182

          I agree everybody was on their phones during the peak of the storm but a sms should be able to go through. Maria will steer clear on Florida, there might be a chance it hits the northeast.

    • Acdc1a

      Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint all had the same issues. Battery backups last just hours.

      • kgraham182

        I’m not sure about Sprint but Verizon and AT&T had generators up the day after the storm.

    • Brandon

      Which part of Florida do u live in?

      • kgraham182

        Miami Gardens

        • Brandon

          How is Tmobile’s service there?

        • kgraham182

          Overall it’s good, but there are certain parts of the city mostly around Carol City High that are deadzones.

        • Brandon

          I currently have Tmobile, and I don’t have an issues with them. But I was kinda thinking about joining Verizon in December. But in your personal opinion, how do u feel about Verizon? And what it be a smart move or not so smart?

  • yardie

    You fukking idiot. What do people have to gain for making up stories about TMobile speeds?

    TMobile is useless in NYC . I just did a speed test for the hell of it and got 0.75 down

    • Bklynman

      All depends where in NYC,I live in NYC,Bklyn,I have great coverage no problem with my data speed.But downtown Bklyn,then I was told every carrier has the same problem down there,have no idea why those. I hardly ever go to The Bronx,so have no idea about up there,when do I have go to The Bronx,always outside anyway most of the time,have good coverage. But like outside,not sure how it does inside someone home or apt. up there.

  • Bklynman

    Just got off the phone with Tmo,to change my plan to 55 plus plan,findout because I have 2 data lines to my plan I can’t switch over to it. Really John? After airing those adds about older people being text savvy,you said no if have data plan with your phone you can’t switch?What kind sense does that make? None.