Mobile to bump monthly unlimited throttling limit to 50GB (from 32GB)

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is at it again.                  Josh Miller  CNET

Once you've used up your quota, your data is de-prioritized to slower speeds if the network is in high demand. The answer is that, while technically data is unlimited, carriers include soft caps.

T-Mobile is all in on unlimited data plans-you can't even buy a traditional capped plan anymore. For example, T-Mobile calls it a "prioritization point", and says it only comes into play once users have accumulated over 50GB and find themselves in a particularly congested area. Starting 9/20 the limit will be increased! This is a fairly significant upgrade, and one that many users probably won't hit.

50GB is a huge amount of data per billing cycle, so props to T-Mobile for instating a limit that 99% of people will never hit.

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We'll see what happens from here, but with T-Mobile widening the rift between other carriers' caps and its own, Verizon and AT&T may very well follow suit. For AT&T and Verizon Wireless, that limit is set at 22GB. After all, with all four carriers now offering unlimited data in one form or another, the deciding factor for a lot of customers will be the perks associated with those plans.

Well, free Netflix subscriptions mean increased data consumption, so naturally, the Un-carrier has made a decision to increase its unlimited throttling limit to 50 GB. Be assured though that if they do make an announcement, they will not do it quietly, as with past experiences with T-Mobile.

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