T-Mobile's "Unlimited" Plans are Actually Capped at 2GB Per Month, Throttled Thereafter

It's a step in the right direction, sure, but if you were hoping for a genuinely unlimited data plan, think again. T-Mobile's new plans, Even More and Even More Plus may offer unlimited phonecalls and messaging, but data is capped at 2GB a month and throttled afterwards.

The Even More Plus plan costs $60 a month without a contract needed, whereas for $80 a month you'll get the Even More plan on a two year contract.[Phandroid via Unwired View via SlashGear]

BELLEVUE, Wash. - April 13, 2011 - T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced that a new, single-line unlimited plan is available for just $79.99 per month, with an Even More™ plan and a two-year contract. The new plan offers great value for new and existing customers with unlimited nationwide calling, texting and data – with no overage charges – on America's Largest 4G Network™.

"Consumers today are looking for even more value and flexibility from their wireless plans," said John Clelland, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. "While data plans for many of our competitors continue to be very expensive, T-Mobile is lowering the price of our unlimited plan and offering more options, making it easier than ever for customers to step up to a richer mobile data experience on our 4G network."

Combined with an extensive lineup of affordable smartphones, T-Mobile's new Even More unlimited plan allows customers to save more than $350 per year on an unlimited smartphone plan, compared to similar plans from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint1. Additionally, T-Mobile customers continue to receive high-quality 4G experiences where they live, work, and play – America's Largest 4G Network™ now reaches 167 markets and more than 200 million people nationwide.

In contrast to some competing offerings, T-Mobile's new Even More unlimited plan enables customers to use mobile data on their smartphones without incurring any overage charges. Consumers exceeding 2GB of usage in a billing month will still have access to unlimited data at reduced speeds until their new billing cycle starts. On average, T-Mobile 4G smartphone customers consume about 1GB of data per billing month.

In addition to its unlimited plans, T-Mobile continues to offer one of the industry's most affordable entry-level data plans, starting at just $10 for 200 MB per billing month. The company also strives to help customers on these data plans avoid surprise bills with SMS alerts when they are reaching their data limit.

The new $79.99 Even More unlimited plan is available now for qualifying customers. To find the T-Mobile plan that best fits their needs, customers can visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

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With AT&T I kept my grandfathered in unlimited and I've only broke 2GB once and I had to try hard. Usually I fall in around 1.2 GBs