Instead of charging you overage fees for using more than 5GB of data in a month with one of its webConnect 3G data plans, T-Mobile's just going to slow your internet down instead. A novel trade-off, though I'd prefer to choose whether I get hit with fees or slowdowns.
Instead of overage charges, T-Mobile will reduce data speeds if a customer exceeds 5GB of usage per month. When used as a mobile broadband solution in conjunction with an existing home broadband service, only a very small number of customers use more than 5GB per month. These changes are another measure to free customers from any worry of overages, in addition to T-Mobile webConnect Manager's built-in usage meter.
T-Mobile, alas, doesn't really set the pace for the industry, so don't expect anybody else to follow this kinder, gentler approach to data overages with unlimited (but limited speed) data. Besides, with AT&T in New York, the slowdowns come for free. (Zing.) [T-Mobile]