T-Mobile Hit with Lawsuit Over 'Unlimited' Data Plan
A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against T-Mobile USA in California claiming that it falsely advertises unlimited data plans when in fact there are caps. Trent Alvarez, the suit's lead plaintiff, said that in May of this year he received a text message warning which read, "Your data usage in this billing cycle has exceeded 10GB; Data throughput [speed] for the remainder of the cycle may be reduced to 50kbps or less." Alvarez complains that the T-Mobile associate who sold him the smartphones clearly said the data plan was unlimited. The suit argues that though T-Mobile includes language referring to abuse of the network in its Terms & Conditions, the plans are still advertised as "unlimited" despite the existence of a 5GB cap. Alvarez said that once his phones were throttled by T-Mobile, they could only be used for phone calls and text messages. Other carriers have been hit with similar suits.
T-Mobile to Squelch Data Speeds of Terms Violators
T-Mobile has confirmed reports that it may throttle down the data speeds of customers who it says violate the company's terms of service. "A very small number of our customers are misusing their Simple Choice Unlimited data service in violation of their rate plan and terms and conditions by bypassing the default tethering feature or engaging in peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing," said T-Mobile in a statement provided to FierceWireless.
AT&T's GoPhone Intros Unlimited Slow Plan
AT&T today made one of its postpaid plans available via its GoPhone prepaid brand. The new AT&T GoPhone Unlimited service plan costs $60 per month and offers unlimited everything at reduced speeds.
AT&T Tweaks Throttling Policy for Unlimited Customers
AT&T today altered the wording of its network management policies such that customers with grandfathered-in "unlimited" plans won't be throttled as aggressively. Under the old policy, AT&T throttled the speeds of unlimited LTE 4G customers once they exceeded 5 GB of data in a single month.
T-Mobile Increasing Unlimited Data Plan Price by $15
T-Mobile is prepared to debut new pricing for its unlimited data plan beginning Nov. 15.
This practice is popular overseas
Moreover, there's a rule called "fair use policy" to ensure all users get equal performance, so carriers has to run some methods to discourage some abusing practice (use mobile internet as landline internet or share connection with more than one computer, or stream for unreasonable duration (more than 4 hours @ 128kbps everyday).
T-Mobile still lets you to use internet with slower speed instead of send you trillion dollars bills or instantly kill you!
The guy will surely lose whatsoever because he doesn't read T&C. T-Mobile is liberal enough to let customers to tether with $20 or higher internet. Try to do this on other 3, they may r...
How the hell?
Another "Unathorized" Mobile Hotspot User...
It seems odd that they would train their employees to misrepresent something like this, when it will clearly lead to legal difficulties.
Dumb*** should not be suing... He is only going to be causing everyone else problems once T-Mobile decides to tier their data plans and limit and regulate the...
Yep it's true
I asked if there was a data cap for excessive use, to which I was told "no, it is completely unlimited." (Unsurprisingly, a bit of research proves otherwise.)
2) The T-Mo store in the mall (aka the booth that makes Verizon Wireless salesmen look like Warren Buffet) was telling me if I Jailbroke my iPhone and came to T-Mobile I could save money by not paying for home internet.
A friend on mine, who is on my family plan, gets hit by 10GB soft cap even I told him about that.
This is impossible that the carrier to give 100% unlimited usage on 3G, period.
You can try to run slingbox/slingplayer on EVO (...
But really does nobody reaserch anything before th...
Hmmm... next time I buy something...
This is insane, what do people expect for 20-30 bucks a month? A reasonable amount of usage is provided for the handsets to use all the data they like, and people who tether should understand that their T&C's actually prohibit it. (Look it up)
Believe this, the 'unlimited' plan is going to be tiered on every network if this joker somehow wins.
The ironic part here, of course, is the people belly-aching about the soft cap are the ones who are going to be doubling their charges for data.
I'm just going to take a salesperson's word for it, and claim no responsibility with my own decision making.
This is insane, what do people expect for 20-30 bucks a month? A reasonable amount of usage is provide
what a idiot!
it just now you only getting 50k/sec max download! haha