September 26, 2008

T-Mobile faces problems over unlimited data plan for T-Mobile G1

The much hyped T-Mobile G1, the first phone using Google’s Linux based Android operating system, produced by Hight Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) (TPE: 2498) and jointly launched by Google and T-Mobile, faced some problems regarding its unlimited data plan. When the phone was launched on September 23, 2008, it was said that for $35 per month users will enjoy unlimited data plan. However, in the official website of the T-Mobile G1, it was said that users would actually be able to use data worth 1GB per month. Users who cross this limit will be slowed to down to 50 Kbps. PC World reports:

The operator quickly came under fire for the limit, which is relatively low for people who hope to use the phone regularly to view maps, check e-mail, watch YouTube videos and browse the Internet.

On Thursday, T-Mobile said it removed the 1G-byte limit from its policy statement. But it didn't say that users would have true unlimited download capability. "The specific terms for our new data plans are still being reviewed and once they are final we will be certain to share this broadly with all customers," the company said in a statement.

After this problem, the website posted a generic statement which says that the operator would temporarily reduce “data throughput” for heavy users so that all the users can enjoy better service.

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