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T-Mobile today announced that its prioritization point is being increased from 32GB to 50GB, allowing customers to use more data before facing slower speeds during periods of high network congestion.

As the company explains, it uses a prioritization system to manage network traffic and prevent a small subset of its most active users from affecting other users. After a customer has used 50GB of data during a month, their data is de-prioritized when connected to a cellular tower that's experiencing congestion. In these situations, a customer who uses a lot of data will experience slower speeds than customers who have not hit that 50GB cap.

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Even when the 50GB cap is reached, no de-prioritization takes place if the network is not congested.

All of the major carriers have a similar system in place for their unlimited data plans. Both AT&T and Verizon de-prioritize customers after 22GB of data usage, while Sprint does so after 23GB of data usage. At 50GB, T-Mobile offers more than twice the data before any network de-prioritization takes place.

According to T-Mobile, 50GB of data usage represents the top 1 percent of data users.

Article Link: T-Mobile Subscribers Can Now Use 50GB of Data Before Facing De-Prioritization
 

Smith288

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They need to kick up the throttled overage speeds. When my kids go over their measly 2gb, they get kicked down to not even usable edge speeds. I understand why they do that but in this day and age, data is still needed. Toss them a bone.
 
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petsounds

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Good to hear, but I never had a problem with the main data cap. It's the paltry tethering limit which I want increased.
 
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dmylrea

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They need to kick up the throttled overage speeds. When my kids go over their measly 2gb, they get kicked down to not even usable edge speeds. I understand why they do that but in this day and age, data is still needed. Toss them a bone.

Since you seem saavy about "this day and age" how about throwing your kids a bone and get them a plan with more than a "measly 2GB" of data !! Unlimited plans have never been cheaper and you're asking for trouble getting kids a 2GB plan. ;)
 

Smith288

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Since you seem saavy about "this day and age" how about throwing your kids a bone and get them a plan with more than a "measly 2GB" of data !! Unlimited plans have never been cheaper and you're asking for trouble getting kids a 2GB plan. ;)

Because I want them to have a limit. But still be able to send a message. Or see them in find my friends.
 
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Pezboy

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They need to kick up the throttled overage speeds. When my kids go over their measly 2gb, they get kicked down to not even usable edge speeds. I understand why they do that but in this day and age, data is still needed. Toss them a bone.
Maybe stop being cheap and get them more flipping data....
 

Pezboy

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Good to hear, but I never had a problem with the main data cap. It's the paltry tethering limit which I want increased.
Back in iOS 9 (the last good jailbreak, R.I.P.) I had a tweet that let me tether and it would only count against my main pot of unlimited. There were months that I’d use like 400gb because I just got rid of my home internet. Then iOS 10 ruined it all :(
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No. I’m old school.
Is “old school” the old school way of saying hat you’re a cheap SOB?
 
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macduke

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Great. Now if I could only get more bars inside buildings to use this data. T-Mobile told me in March they were upgrading our towers in town by the end of summer to the new 700MHz band 12. I called them the other day and they said they are currently installing 600MHz instead, which is so new that even my iPhone X and basically nothing else supports it. They can say they’re the “uncarrier” all day long, but at the end of the day, I just need them to be a friggin carrier.
 
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Danbrown521

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Great. Now if I could only get more bars inside buildings to use this data. T-Mobile told me in March they were upgrading our towers in town by the end of summer to the new 700MHz band 12. I called them the other day and they said they are currently installing 600MHz instead, which is so new that even my iPhone X and basically nothing else supports it. They can say they’re the “uncarrier” all day long, but at the end of the day, I just need them to be a friggin carrier.
Trying to compensate the lack of support.. lol
 
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some_apples

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Because I want them to have a limit. But still be able to send a message. Or see them in find my friends.
If you have T-Mobile already then make sure you have a T-Mobile one plan. It now includes Netflix for free. And with the Netflix is also what is called Family Allowances. You can control time of day data is available and how much they can use. Other features included but I think that is what you are looking for. Hope that helps.
 

EW800

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T-Mobile today announced that its prioritization point is being increased from 32GB to 50GB, allowing customers to use more data before facing slower speeds during periods of high network congestion.

As the company explains, it uses a prioritization system to manage network traffic and prevent a small subset of its most active users from affecting other users. After a customer has used 50GB of data during a month, their data is de-prioritized when connected to a cellular tower that's experiencing congestion. In these situations, a customer who uses a lot of data will experience slower speeds than customers who have not hit that 50GB cap.

tmobile_logo-800x264.jpeg

Even when the 50GB cap is reached, no de-prioritization takes place if the network is not congested.

All of the major carriers have a similar system in place for their unlimited data plans. Both AT&T and Verizon de-prioritize customers after 22GB of data usage, while Sprint does so after 23GB of data usage. At 50GB, T-Mobile offers more than twice the data before any network de-prioritization takes place.

According to T-Mobile, 50GB of data usage represents the top 1 percent of data users.

Article Link: T-Mobile Subscribers Can Now Use 50GB of Data Before Facing De-Prioritization
 

eyeseeyou

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Whoa 50gbs!

For some strange reason on iOS 11 I’ve been reaching the 32gb limit. This is awesome.

Switching to T-Mobile from att was one of the best service pravoided swaps I’ve done in a long time.
 
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EW800

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Anyone have any guess if this might put enough pressure on Verizon to up thier 22GB threshold?
 
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