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Updated: T-Mobile Confirms 50GB Data Depriorization Increase Rumor

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It's official! T-Mobile has confirmed the circulating reports that it has increased its deprioritization threshold.

The confirmation comes just a day after a tip was received by TmoNews and Android Central. The tipster informed both publications that T-Mobile will be increasing its "Fair Usage threshold" to 50GB on September 20th.

This tip proved to be accurate as T-Mobile announced it will be increasing its threshold. Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile customers will get to enjoy a deprioritization threshold of 50GB instead of the original 32GB.

What this means is that you'll be able to enjoy 50GB of data every month instead of 32GB. Once you reach this data cap, your data usage will be placed behind the other users. You'll experience internet browsing at slower data speeds, especially if you're in an area with network congestion. As soon as you start a new billing cycle, your usage will reset and go back to the speed it was before you hit the threshold. And again, if you hit the cap before the month is over, it will be deprioritized.

While no deprioritization is definitely better than our given choices, we have to be realistic here. T-Mobile has to impose the rule so that the most active users don't affect those who don't use their data as much. But hey-- the new threshold is still better than 32GB, right?

And even so, T-Mobile's data deprioritization threshold looks better than the cap on Sprint (23GB per month), AT&T, and Verizon (22GB per month).

For prepaid customers, the new deprioritization threshold is applicable to customers under the $80 plan (T-Mobile Prepaid). It may also be applicable on MetroPCS' $50 and $60 unlimited plans. But as of this writing, MetroPCS has not yet confirmed this assumption. We'll update this post once we receive a confirmation from MetroPCS.

Update 9/20: The MetroPCS website has been updated to say that the unlimited plans are subject to de-prioritization after 35 GB. That's three GB higher than it was before but a far cry from the 50 GB that T-Mobile, including T-Mobile Prepaid,


Source: TmoNews

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  1. Wow, i look forward to when data is treated like minutes and talk time, you use to pay for individual minutes now unlimited talk and text is standard, hopefully unlimited lte mobile data becomes standard

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    1. I think it will.
      When both competition increases and technology allows the glutton usage of data to be cheap as dirt.

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  2. Data allotment is not important. The important is coverage.

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    1. Satellite gives great coverage. I'll take somewhat limited terrestrial lte coverage though.

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    2. Speeds too. Congestion is becoming a big problem now.

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    3. The reason there is so much congestion is due to unlimited data! You can't have your cake and eat it too!

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  3. Near future, the data will treated like unlimited like as talk and text, but it the carriers will play with LTE speed. Like AT&T.

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    1. Reducing the LTE speeds is exactly what they should have been doing all along. 80Mbps on a phone with a 5" display and limited usability is just idiotic and completely unnecessary. It also keeps the network more congested per user on the busier towers, since everyone is using max bandwidth all the time. Great for pissing contests I guess, but otherwise not so much. Once they stop with the stupid LTE speed wars and have tiered speed plans, just like your local ISP, you will see higher-capped "unlimited" data as a viable option. QoS that deprioritizes things like torrents and video streaming will also aid in the overall network health.

      And I'm not just talking out of my bum here. I have a linux firmware based router where I can adjust the per client bandwidth at will. I have throttled my phone down (on wifi) to as low as 1Mbps and 99% of the things I use my phone for are not much affected. Ping is still the same, some of the bigger images on the more complex websites take a few more seconds to load. No biggy. Netflix and other videos stream just fine (at standard def). Ofcourse, if all you do all day is torrent on your phone or attempt to watch 4k videos on a 5" display then that will not work. As much as we'd all like to have 100Mbps on every device we own, the companies are simply not going to invest the $$$ into the infrastructure necessary to make that happen any time soon. Thus, we have prime-time slow downs which brings even my post-paid Verizon down to low-tier DSL speeds in large metropolitan areas.

      tldr: A little common sense implementation into the networks will go a long way for consistent performance increases across the board.

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    2. As long as they play with deprioritization thresholds that's ok. If they throttle that's no bueno. Want a 50GB depri, that costs more than a plan with a 20GB depri. Maybe offer budget plans with 5GB depri. This way all plans stay unlimited yet lower cost options become available. Also they should not be allowed to limit video bandwidth as long as you are below your deprioritization threshold.

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  4. Back in 2001 cell phones plans sold talk time and text messages by the minute. Like 1000 texts and 1000 call minutes for $39 or something like that, and nowdays most plans have talk and text unlimited, well im saying that i look forward to when unlimited high speed data gets standardized as well

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    1. trying to wade through this engerish...

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    2. I know its hard to read nowdays but if you really concentrate im sure you could read a whole paragraph

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    3. Anon828, what's so hard to understand? Warren is absolutely spot on. 10-15 years ago nobody could have imagined carriers' base plans (postpaid) coming with unlimited T&T.

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  5. And bravo to you smilingbob.
    If you even cut out videos, then a .5 mbps connection, if its consistent, will work without you noticing any difference.

    I would love a unlimited 1 mbps for $30.

    and then maybe I would pay $40 for a unlimited 3 mbps.

    and maybe pay $80 for an unlimited 50 mbps.


    Way to go smilingbob I'm with you kn this.

    Start giving the 99% more data, even at lower speeds, but workable speeds, not that 64 or 128 kbps garbage, but at 512 kbps or 1 mbps, for a decent low price snd I think that many new customers will sign on.

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    1. I think $20 for 1 mbps, $40 for 3 mbps, $60 for 25 mbps would be better.

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    2. That's insane.

      If you don't use much data, but you still want usable speeds of at least 25mbps (which the FCC defines as the current baseline for broadband), you'll wind up paying twice as much to subsidize the 24/7 streamers.

      Instead, the carriers should keep it at 25mbps for all usage (with none of the "throttling what I don't use" shit) and add a $50 surcharge for 100mbps, another $50 for 150mbps, another $50 for 200mbps, and so on.

      That lets the flagship streamers who chromecast 4k video at up to 300mbps fund the extra infrastructure and spectrum needed to carry their weight.

      After all, it's the hundreds of mbps, multiplied by a legion of normies, that really drags down the quality of service for everyone else, while some randos browsing the web at an intermittent 25mbps won't affect much of anything.

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  6. your site is in decay Dennis. the childish censoring, and it seems applied irregularly, depending on your mood and how well your coffee turned out.

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    1. You oviously do not understand/see how much work and time it takes to run a site like this. This site and Dennis are a blessing for all of us. This site ultimately is about saving people money. I personally believe there is not anybody else in this great country of ours that could do a better job, let alone replace Dennis. See the light man! Thank You, Dennis !

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    2. Geez. Feel the love,will you. If you wouldn't post censor-worthy stuff, there would be no need to remove it. This is one of the better sites. Most others make you Wade through a half a dozen ads to get to some mediocre info. Kudos Dennis!!

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    3. Dennis has never censored.

      He's not in the FCC or Congress,so he can't.

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  7. Hope Sprint and Boost join in on this competition.

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    1. I hope not.

      Let 'em die so we can finally be free from the zombie's curse.

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