T-Mobile have published a statement to their website about changes to data allowances of Mobile Internet users which will dissuade people from using their mobile Internet connection as a replacement for home broadband.
Currently, T-Mobile offer a fair-usage policy that allows customers to use up to 1GB of data per month on their mobile phone for a fixed-price add on, but they will be adjusting the policy to have a maximum of 500MB included per month. This follows a recent trend within the mobile industry of moving away from unlimited offerings, although Three have noticed this gap in the market and last month introduced a product to specifically address this with all-you-can-eat data.
"So Whats Changing? - From 1st February 2011 we will be aligning our fair use policies so our mobile internet service will have fair use of 500MB.
What Does This Mean? - We'll always let you email and browse the internet and you'll never pay more than you agree to. We do have a fair use policy but ours is there to make sure we deliver the best service possible to all our customers. This means that you'll always be able to browse the internet..
If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband.T-Mobile Statement