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T-Mobile Is Probably Bringing Back Real Unlimited Data Plans Again (Update: Yes It's Official)

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Tmonews is reporting that T-Mobile, the carrier of the people, will soon be bringing back the holy grail of unlimited data plans. It's the real deal, folks. No speed limits, caps, overages, throttling or anything—just an unlimited amount of data for you to use every month, as it should be.

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T-Mobile will be re-joining Sprint, who has long been the only big carrier to offer unlimited data, as the two carriers to offer affordable unlimited data plans. The new unlimited data plan will be $30 for Classic Plan customers and $20 for Value Plan customers. Is it too early to hope that this will trickle into an unlimited data revival for AT&T and Verizon? Can we transport back to a few years ago where it was always unlimited data? Please?

Update: Yup, T-Mobile is bringing unlimited data back. Starting September 5th, T-Mobile will offer unlimited data to both new and current T-Mobile customers. [TmoNews]

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Has anybody noticed a severe drop-off in T-Mobile's service coverage? When I signed up for T-Mobile in 2008, they told me I was in the super-dark-green area of their 3G phone coverage. But in my home, with no neighbors above me or below me, my coverage has always been crap. 2 bars maximum for phone calls and 3G internet is a luxury. Even with the crappy Nokia phone I had prior. I'm in Hitler's bunker if I do something as foolish as go to the restroom or enter my bedroom while talking on the phone.

Lately the coverage seems to have gotten worse. Unexplained dead spots while on jury duty. Can't even get single G a half-mile from my house, and I live in a well-developed, historically popular section of Los Angeles.

I have an unlocked HTC Nexus One. I've never dropped the phone, that it could have suffered damage from shock. I also owned a simpler T-Mobile Nokia phone that also suffered from bad reception at home. Further, a co-worker of mine has also noticed a service drop-off in the last year, and he owns a year-old phone provided by T-Mobile.

Mutual complaints are welcome and encouraged!