T-Mobile UK To Cut Data Plan Usage Caps From 3 Gigabytes To 500 Megabytes

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Uh oh, T-Mo UK Customers — you might want to take a seat.

Today, T-Mobile UK is announcing plans to drop their “Fair Use” caps on data packages down to 500 megabytes for everyone. Considering that some folks (read: most Android handset owners) were previously capped at around 3 gigabytes, this news may be a bit upsetting. That’s a really, really big change.

On the upside, T-Mobile UK doesn’t seem to charge for overages — they just throttle. In other words, once you blow past their “Fair Use” cap, you’re going to have a helluva time trying to pull down anything more complicated than text or images.

T-Mobile’s official comments on the matter are pretty matter-of-fact:

Browsing means looking at websites and checking email, but not watching videos, downloading files or playing games.

and

If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband.

Yikes.

[Via MocoNews]

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