A day after it was reported that T-Mobile USA would have a 1GB limit on data usage for its 3G UMTS network, the company said it has removed that limit from its policy statement and is currently reviewing all details and terms for its new data plans.
Earlier this week T-Mobile launched the G1 phone in conjunction with Google, which prominently features web and data access as some of both its flashiest and primary functions. The phone will be available Oct. 22. Data plans for the G1 range from $25 to $35 per month, with the $35 per month being touted as offering unlimited web, email and messaging access. Initially the fine print on the contract said that customers who exceeded the 1GB limit in a given billing cycle would have their throughput reduced to 50 Kbps for the remainder of the billing cycle, effectively ending their 3G connection.
T-Mobile has removed the 1GB limit and says it wants to ensure that all customers receive equal access to its 3G network. In addition, the company says that "a small fraction of our customers who have excessive or disproportionate usage that interferes with our network performance" would be facing punitive action.
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