Last updated: August 12, 2011 - 8:40am
T-Mobile pioneered the notion of throttling data speeds rather than charging overages for those who use up their allotted data amount in a given month. Now the company has decided it needs to start assessing overage charges on its lowest-end data plan.
“Customers will incur overages of $0.10 per MB when they exceed 200MB of data ($10 for 100MB) up to a maximum monthly payment of $40 with both Value and Classic plans for data including the 200MB add-on fee,” T-Mobile said. The company typically charges between $5 to $10 for its basic data plan, which includes just 200MB of monthly data usage. T-Mobile said it will start notifying customers when they reach 90 percent of that level, and then again when they hit the 200MB limit, offering them the option to move to a higher-end data plan. The changes are effective Aug. 14.
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