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T-Mobile Drops 200MB Entry-Level Data Plan

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Protect the customers, more like protect its investment


Oct 19, 2012, 1:55 PM
T-Mobile isn't making the min of $20/2gb to protect customers from overage or throttling, rather they are doing it to recoup the $ discounted on the handsets. I took advantage of getting the Galaxy3 for a discounted price and only pay $10/200mb. Most of the time we're near a wifi, why should i pay more.

Tmobile's realized people are doing this and want to protect their investment in a handset.
T Bone

Oct 19, 2012, 11:02 PM
I don't know how 200MB a month could ever be enough for an Android phone, especially one as powerful as the Galaxy S III....unless you basically never use the data and are on WiFi exclusively. On my Galaxy Nexus I can go through 200MB in a couple of hours just by watching a few You Tube videos or downloading some apps.

Oct 20, 2012, 3:14 AM
If you have WiFi at work and at home, you may not use the phone network that much and be willing to have a smaller data plan. However, I do agree 200MB is not a lot of data, especially considering how inefficient apps are these days.

I guess it's one of those 'your mileage may vary' situations.
T Bone

Oct 20, 2012, 9:48 AM
200MB is actually kind of a lot for a Blackberry, because of the data compression, when I worked for at&t we were told that 200MB on a Blackberry is equivalent to 2GB on an Android or iPhone....and from what I've seen that's a pretty accurate formula...

Oct 22, 2012, 12:15 PM
200mb may be a lot for a BB but since this mainly affects new customers, whose buying a BB right now?
Plus having a 200mb plan used to disqualify you from your MIR and90% of the people I talk to that have 200mb data also have $15-$30 in overages
T Bone

Oct 22, 2012, 12:19 PM
200MB is a lot for a Blackberry because Blackberries use data compression to reduce the total data has nothing to do with how many people are using it.

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