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T-Mobile Drops 200MB Entry-Level Data Plan

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Oct 19, 2012, 11:48 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

T-Mobile USA is no longer offering its low-cost 200MB data plan to new post-paid smartphone customers. The least expensive option is now a 2GB Classic Unlimited Plus plan, which costs $20 per month. The 200MB plan had cost $10 per month. According to T-Mobile, the change will not impact existing customers who already have the 200MB plan. The 200MB plan will be available only to customers who choose to pay full price for their handset (or supply their own) and enroll in one of T-Mobile's Value plans. T-Mobile believes the change will protect its smartphone customers from overages and throttling. The change went into effect October 10.

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Oct 19, 2012, 1:55 PM

Protect the customers, more like protect its investment

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.
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 o...
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