T-Mobile supposedly released new data plans that do no include penalties if the subscriber goes over the limitation of the data plan. I thought it was like this all along. Interesting that this is just now getting attention by several blog sites. It's the upcoming value plans that allow family or multi-line plans to share data that is more significant.
In the past, T-Mobile had always advertised its plans as unlimited. And once a certain allotment of 3G access has been reached, T-Mobile will throttle the user down to EDGE speed Of course, this pales in comparison to true unlimited data plans offered by Sprint. Still, what T-Mobile is doing is better than the two biggest and most greedy mobile carriers, ATT and Verizon Wireless do: they charge customers extra for going over their data rations.
What is more significant is the new value plans is T-Mobile is offer. They offer data plans even for family with different amounts of 3G data. Once those limits have been reached, T-Mobile will throttle everyone back down to EDGE speed until the beginning of the next billing cycle.
I can totally be convinced of this of going this route. I just recently got a new Virgin Mobile plan with 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited data for $25. I also picked up an iPhone with unlimited data with Verizon. I had plan on switch over from our family from T-Mobile to Verizon but this could change things for me.
T-Mobile has always been a strong supporter of Android especially with the awesome HTC Sensation. And I wonder just how the rumored T-Mobile iPhone will fit into this.