T-Mobile Chief Challenges Wireless Competitors to End Overage Fees

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dominiclolmsted

I have T-Mobile and they have truly unlimited data with no throttling if you're willing to pay for it and having Sprint before them I will tell you that T-mobile has far better coverage than Sprint anywhere I've been. It costs $80 a month for T-Mobile's unlimited plan which is roughly the same as Sprint's plus there's no contract. I think I'll stick with T-Mobile thanks.

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vrmlbasic

Unlimited 4G with a flat fee would be, of course, the ideal.

Honestly, I'd rather keep my current plan where I get 4G speeds forever but pay if I use more than 4GB/month than get 2GB/month and sub-EDGE speed thereafter.

T-Mobile might be the "un-carrier" here but I hear that they're regarded with the same ire as AT&T + Verizon over in their native Europe.

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Rebel_X

They have been doing the throttling for a long time. If the throttled bandwidth was really 2G I wouldn't mind, but in fact, it is less than EDGE, I have been a victim of T-Mobile's Tyranny and throttling due to the use of tethering to my laptop, I measured the connection speed which reached a maximum of 3-4 KB/s. Edge was faster than that on my old phone back in the day.

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vrmlbasic

Some of my T-Mobile friends blew through their 2GB in a few hours of streaming/downloading video and their smartphones were reduced to feature phones for the remainder of the billing cycle.

T-Mobile's throttling is evil. My second-hand experience with it was like yours: sub 56k speeds.

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Bucket_Monster

Hmm, no overage fees, but 2G throttling. I'm not quite sure I believe the impact of network congestion on wireless carriers. Or at least not if they actually upgraded their infrastructure for once. The US is behind when it comes to wireless and internet. Though granted, the US is a much larger place than individual European countries, which presents more complicated logistics.

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vrmlbasic

T-Mobile is hyping that it is sticking its antennae all over creation here, putting 'em in steeples, water towers and flag poles and yet their coverage still sucks and they throw down the "network congestion" flag as furiously as ever.

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ram1220

All nice and all but I'll stick with my unlimited 4G with Sprint. They don't throttle me down.