T-Mobile changing their way to handle data overages
For any of you T-Mobile webConnect users who went over your 5GB monthly allocation (for those on the 5GB monthly plan), you are in luck. T-Mobile is changing how you will be charged for those overages. Until recently, T-Mobile webConnect users paid a per/megabyte fee for going over that 5GB cap. This can cause some serious pain in your wallet.
But now, T-Mobile will stop charging the extra fee and will instead slow down users’ data connections after they hit the 5GB limit. Yes, you wont get charged, you’ll get get your data throttled down. User will still be able to email, IM, and web surf without a problem, they just wont be able to stream audio or video.
Subscribers using T-Mobile’s 200MB monthly plan will still pay the data overage fee, but this fee has been reduced by half, so now users will pay $0.10/MB instead of $0.20/MB.
T-Mobile is offering discounts for new contracts or additional data lines on an existing contract.