Carrier T-Mobile increased unlimited data cap to 30GB!

iZollo

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Although it is a slight increase in the unlimited data cap hopefully other carriers follow suit
 

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Although it is a slight increase in the unlimited data cap hopefully other carriers follow suit
Are you meaning the deprioritization limit?

Because that's NOT a cap. Go over it and you are deprioritized on congested towers and that's it.

A cap suggests that you will either be throttled or cut off at the limit. But that's not what happens with deprioritization.
 

iZollo

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Are you meaning the deprioritization limit?

Because that's NOT a cap. Go over it and you are deprioritized on congested towers and that's it.

A cap suggests that you will either be throttled or cut off at the limit. But that's not what happens with deprioritization.
Correct I am meaning deprioritization limit.
 
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Honestly if I didn't have HomeKit devices like hue lights that work better on wifi I'd use my LTE at home even. Having this much data is amazing. I've been compensating by using my personal hotspot more on my iPad Pro.
 

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Yippee... Now I can get my monthly email that I exceeded 30gb a day later than I do now... LOL

Good news for people who are in congested areas. I've haven't experienced any slow down in data speeds... and I do exceed the data cap monthly a couple weeks into my billing cycle. Those monthly text messages were annoying when I used to get them with AT&T. Was happy not to get the text when I switched to Tmo... but ever since they came out with Tmo one, I've been getting them again.
I'm not paying my carrier for unlimited cellular data only to use free WiFi. :D

Just how I feel.
Feel the same way... I pay for unlimited, so I never turn on wifi unless I have to. Battery efficiency is better with it off anyway.
 
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Feel the same way... I pay for unlimited, so I never turn on wifi unless I have to. Battery efficiency is better with it off anyway.
Its definitely not more efficient on battery and that's a proven fact that WiFi gives your device better battery life than carrier data.
But whatever works for you, its your choice ;)
 

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Its definitely not more efficient on battery and that's a proven fact that WiFi gives your device better battery life than carrier data.
But whatever works for you, its your choice ;)
Yup, it works for me. Seems to drain for me when my device is contantly searching for wifi a signal. My wife sees the same... so she leaves wifi off too... even if she doesn't have unlimited. She not a high data user... but I have seen an increase lately since she leaves wifi off now. There have been times where I've automatically connected to bad slow public wifi. Makes sense to me to leave wifi off if you have UDP... and turn it on if I really need to use wifi.
 
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Isn't it nice to see carrier competition actually working for a change!

Unlimited data cap = oxymoron
Damn right. Not that I disagree with throttling but it shouldn't be called unlimited.

The UK's version of the FCC isn't known for being particularly effective but at least they don't allow limited to be advertised as unlimited.

"Always On Data" is a popular phrase by British networks and seems more fair and accurate.
 
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Yup, it works for me. Seems to drain for me when my device is contantly searching for wifi a signal. My wife sees the same... so she leaves wifi off too... even if she doesn't have unlimited. She not a high data user... but I have seen an increase lately since she leaves wifi off now. There have been times where I've automatically connected to bad slow public wifi. Makes sense to me to leave wifi off if you have UDP... and turn it on if I really need to use wifi.
I hear you, I have the setting always turned off.
Ask to Join networks OFF. That will constantly scan looking for wifi's and give you pop ups wherever you go.
 

boltjames

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Although it is a slight increase in the unlimited data cap hopefully other carriers follow suit
Hopefully they don't follow suit.

99% of the population doesn't need that much data, those who gobble it up congest the network for everyone else.

And as a point of reference, my kids go crazy with streaming and Snapchatting and Instagramming each month, they average 8GB each. Even a 22GB cap is too high, I'd rather see throttling start at 10GB.

BJ
 

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Hopefully they don't follow suit.

99% of the population doesn't need that much data, those who gobble it up congest the network for everyone else.

And as a point of reference, my kids go crazy with streaming and Snapchatting and Instagramming each month, they average 8GB each. Even a 22GB cap is too high, I'd rather see throttling start at 10GB.

BJ
What? You dont make any sense. You're AT&T's and Verizon's wet dream of a customer:D
You want them to charge you more and throttle you at 10GB instead of 30GB? WTF?:D
And how do you know how much 99% of the population does or amount of data they use?
Because your kids use 8GB's a month that should be the max everyone else should use? Get off your high horse...
 
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What? You dont make any sense. You're AT&T's and Verizon's wet dream of a customer:D
You want them to charge you more and throttle you at 10GB instead of 30GB? WTF?:D
And how do you know how much 99% of the population does or amount of data they use?
Because your kids use 8GB's a month that should be the max everyone else should use? Get off your high horse...
I make a lot of sense.

Some people would rather pay more for better quality of service and faster speed rather than pay less on a congested network. So few average consumers need more than 10 GB a month and we shouldn't suffer because some people can't control themselves.

I like the fact that AT&T is more expensive. It means fewer people hogging the data.

BJ
 

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I make a lot of sense.

Some people would rather pay more for better quality of service and faster speed rather than pay less on a congested network. So few average consumers need more than 10 GB a month and we shouldn't suffer because some people can't control themselves.

I like the fact that AT&T is more expensive. It means fewer people hogging the data.

BJ
Then by all means go and pay more :D
How do you know that only few average consumers need more than 10GB's in a month? Because your kids dont use more than 10GB as of now?
If they stream any video that amount will grow quick and as technology advances more data will be needed. Years ago we had 200mb iphone data plans that were also plenty for some. Throttling was done after 2GB's on unlimited data plans. Glad those days are over and we're moving forward not backwards. The days were AT&T and Verizon used to nickel and dime us and charging more, giving us less options and keep coming out with new fees are over. But there's suckers born every day.
Tech advances and people need more and faster data nowadays. That's where carriers need to grow their network, their infrastructure and come out with newer and better technologies that will serve more people with faster data.
You should go and stay with the most expensive carrier and volunteer to AT&T to raise your phone bill and lower your throttling limit. They will be more than happy.
And once you're done paying them tell them you want to pay some additional service fees.
I also have a great bridge to sell you :D
 
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I make a lot of sense.

Some people would rather pay more for better quality of service and faster speed rather than pay less on a congested network. So few average consumers need more than 10 GB a month and we shouldn't suffer because some people can't control themselves.

I like the fact that AT&T is more expensive. It means fewer people hogging the data.

BJ
Or you could help your children manage their data usage better and/or impose parental controls on a network/device level. It isn't TMO's job to do your job.
[doublepost=1489184499][/doublepost]What are the deprioritized speeds on TMO?
 
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