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T-Mobile's 4G unlimited plan slows data after user exceeds 2GB threshold

April 13, 2011 | 10:33 am


T-Mobile announced on Wednesday a new "Even More" unlimited 4G data plan that will throttle down a user's Web speeds after they use more than 2GB per month.

The Even More plan, which comes at a cost $79.99 per month with a two-year contract and is currently available, could save users about $350 a year when compared with unlimited plans from its larger-rivals Verizon and Sprint and it's possibly-soon-to-be-owner AT&T, T-Mobile said in a statement.

The new plan offers unlimited nationwide calling, texting and data with no charges for passing 2GB of data used per month, T-Mobile said. Once a user passes 2GB of data in a month, speeds are slowed until the next billing cycle begins, the carrier said.

T-Mobile's 4G network is currently available in 167 different markets and 4G users consume an average of 1 GB of data per month.


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Photo: A T-Mobile billboard near the Bellevue, Wash., headquarters of T-Mobile USA advertised the 4G network. Credit: Ted S. Warren / Associated Press