T-Mobile backs down over data cut plansConsumer backlash leads to T-Mobile retreat
13 January 2011
T-Mobile is forced to back down from plans to cut the data allowance on its 'unlimited internet' mobile phone tariffs.
Following a backlash from consumers, T-Mobile has announced that the plans will only apply to new and upgrading customers from Tuesday 1 February. There will now not be any changes to the data allowance for existing customers, for the duration of their contract.
Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced changes to the fair usage policy on its 'unlimited internet' deals. It said that it would be reducing its fair usage policy from 1GB, or 3GB for T-Mobile customers who bought an Android smartphone, to 500MB. The changes were planned to apply to both new and existing customers accessing the internet on their mobile phones.
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