For those of you on T-Mobile’s unlimited plan, we bring you good news: the self-proclaimed Un-carrier is increasing its “fair usage threshold” or throttling limit from 32 GB to 50 GB starting later this week.
The magenta network has been very generous in its customer appreciation programs, giving out free movie tickets, ice cream, high-end phones, and even luxury vacation packages. In fact, it once gave away so much free pizza that it quite literally broke Domino’s. T-Mobile recently caused a stir once again by offering free Netflix to T-Mobile ONE customers on a family plan.
Well, free Netflix subscriptions mean increased data consumption, so naturally, the Un-carrier has decided to increase its unlimited throttling limit to 50 GB. While details are scarce, from what looks to be a leaked internal document, T-Mobile will be increasing its “fair usage threshold” – just a euphemism for data throttling limit – from 32 GB to 50 GB, starting September 20.
If you were unaware, just like all other major US carriers, T-Mobile throttles your network speed once you reach a certain threshold even if you are on one of its unlimited plans. That limit used to be 23 GB, which eventually went up to 32 GB, and now, you have an extra 18 GB until you have to worry about slowed network speeds. While 50 GB is still not truly unlimited, it’s good to see that T-Mobile is continuing to be a disruptive force in the US telecommunications industry. After all, it’s been a leading player in rendering two-year contracts obsolete in the US and in pushing for affordable unlimited plans. And according to OpenSignal’s bi-annual speed report, T-Mobile now has the fastest LTE download speed in the US out of all four major carriers.
It’s good to see that T-Mobile is continuing to be a disruptive force in the US telecommunications industry.
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