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T-Mobile soft capping 3G data at 1GB per month
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 03:08:54 -0400


From: Engadget Mobile
URL: http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/09/23/t-mobile-soft-capping-3g-data-at-1gb-per-month/
Sent from: dave Farber (dave () farber net)
Sent to: dave () farber net
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T-Mobile soft capping 3G data at 1GB per month09-23-2008

Caps are nothing new to the world's 3G networks, but T-Mobile's being particularly stingy with the bytes -- 1GB is all you get. Well, technically you can get more than that, but our friends in magenta are reserving the right to throttle you back to a stifling 50Kbps -- virtually useless by smartphone standards, and less than what even a good EDGE network is capable of providing. That's going to be sour news to heavy G1 users, especially as Android touts its stellar connectivity, world-class browser, and a full suite of data-gorging apps. For now, we're going to cut T-Mob some slack on this since the threat is purely theoretical, but if they start enforcing this little stipulation with a heavy hand, the G! 1 is going to have to stay in the pocket a little more than we'd like.

[Thanks, Emmanuel C.]



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