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Yep it's true


Aug 10, 2010, 3:17 PM
1) Our local T-Mo store here is selling "websticks" (aka data cards) under the guise of "replace your Home DSL Line- Unlimited Websticks only $39.00/month"

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.
Mr. Scary

Aug 10, 2010, 3:42 PM
What's that? You say store reps will lie and misrepresent and not know what the heck they're talking about? Oh pshaw!

Aug 10, 2010, 11:13 PM
Kiosk mobile mall vendors, are worse then Nigerian Bank Scammers. I don't trust them for a moment. Better off spending the few extra bux and goto a TMO Corporate store, or Best Buy. And BTW this holds true for the other carriers.

Aug 11, 2010, 10:38 AM
You mean that check I sent to verify my bank account info for the nigerian lotto I somehow won could be for a scam??? Embarassed

Aug 10, 2010, 9:18 PM
there is no data cap...... only speeds are affected.

Aug 10, 2010, 10:33 PM
That's still a soft cap and a limit I have yet to see made clear in either instance.

Aug 10, 2010, 11:11 PM
http://www.t-mobile.com/Templates/Popup.aspx?WT.z_un ... »

10. * Data Plans and Other Features. You will be charged for data usage on a pay per use basis unless you are required to maintain a data plan (“Data Plan”) as part of your Service, or as otherwise provided by your Rate Plan or prepaid data pass. Permissible and Prohibited Uses: Your Data Plan is intended for Web browsing, messaging, and similar activities on your Device and not on any other equipment. Unless explicitly permitted by your Data Plan, other uses, including for example, using your Device as a modem or tethering your Device to a personal computer or other hardware, are not permitted. Other examples of prohib...

Aug 11, 2010, 1:48 PM
Doesn't get any clearer than that. But...these days people can sue for anything.

Aug 11, 2010, 11:33 AM
I don't believe it...
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 (Sprint) 24/7 and see what happens (tip: Android slingplayer can consume 400-500kbps easily).
No carrier can give 100% unlimited, again, none.
T Bone

Aug 11, 2010, 12:33 PM
Well that is precisely what it comes down to isn't it?

The promise of truly 'unlimited' usage of any finite resource is impossible to fulfill, no carrier can possibly promise that every customer will have the right to unlimited data...you can't promise everyone an infinite amount of a finite resource.

Realistically, any promise of 'unlimited' anything from a company doesn't mean it is genuinely unlimited, it means that the cap is high enough that they assume few people will be able to reach it.

But obviously there has to be a cap....otherwise you will have a tiny minority of people using up the entire network, cutting everyone else off...which isn't right

It's like 'all you can eat' buffets....a time limit is implied else the f...

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