T-Mobile US offers businesses two tiers of data plans

As wireless networks move from pure unlimited data plans to ones that have some kind of data cap, it can be confusing to customers who want to pay a monthly bill that remains the same every time without hitting overage fees. Today, T-Mobile in the US announced that businesses now have two tiers of broadband data plans to choose from; one with and one without overage fees.

The overage free plans give business customers who use tablets, laptop sticks and mobile hotspot devices caps of 500 MB, 2 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB for one monthly price ($29.99 a month for 500 MB up to $77.99 for the 10 GB plan). If a user goes over those caps, they are not charged any more but their data speeds on T-Mobile's network are throttled.

T-Mobile will also begin offering its "high speed plans" in July with the same data amounts, but priced at $5 per month less than those in the "classic" plan. These plans will let businesses customers stick with the same data speed if they go over the caps. However, they will also be charged overage fees when that happens (10 cents per MB for the 500 MB plan down to two cents per MB for the 10 GB plan).

There's no word if T-Mobile will offer this kind of plan to regular consumers.

Source: T-Mobile

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God I hate how we, Americans, have allowed companies to pull this crap here in the USA.

Should be 100% unlimited. One of these days I will create my own ISP and put them all out of business. My company will be 100% none profit.

It amazes me how much these US mobile providers charge for so little data.
The rates in some of the 3rd world countries are so much cheaper compared to what these guys charge. This is killing innovation in the mobile arena.

figgy said,
It amazes me how much these US mobile providers charge for so little data.
The rates in some of the 3rd world countries are so much cheaper compared to what these guys charge. This is killing innovation in the mobile arena.

They will spend a fortune to keep you tied up in litigation and will make sure your local assemblymen and congressmen are reminded just how much these megacorps have donated to their campaigns when it comes to approve your zoning, etc.

Private/corporate campaign financing is the reason America has become a land of corporate oligopolies with no competition with each other and subscribe to short term "screw the customer every quarter for Wall Street's benefit" thinking.

They now own your politicians , even the good ones, and therefore your vote doesn't count anymore.

overage fees

Glad I'm without them, I get less speed, which I prefer.
My iPhone data isn't so crucial to me that I want to see some heavy billing past my soft cap.

It's quite clever to give people the choice, as I bet there are some cases where speed is indeed crucial and would be worth the charge. (economically, not politically)

In my case, I'd just book the speed option and top my plan with another 4GB @ ~22MBit/s for 10€ the moment I need it.
Can book it as often as I want.
I have it and it's awesome, it's quite a fair price if you think about it in relation to other offers.
So I'm on 1+4GB a month, should I go beyond, I can say "F it" and live a couple of days with messaging and low bitrate webradio and look for WiFi hotspots for everything else (which is free with my contract on T-Mo, and they are everywhere here in Germany. Every McDonald's has one - before you say "ewww", you don't have to eat there. The WiFi is included on the basis of my contract, not dining there)

Should I ever need the speed back I can just fork over 10 bucks and get 4GB @ 22MBit/s for the rest of the month.

Caps suck ***, but for the fact you cannot escape them here in Germany, this is the best deal, if you furthermore consider that this is on the best national network.

GS:mac