T-Mobile new fair use policy explained
T-Mobile explains its recent controversial shift in data use policy.
T-Mobile caused a stir this week when it released a new fair use policy for data on its handsets, with a statement on the T-Mobile explaining to users that "browsing means looking at websites and checking mail, but not watching videos, downloading files or playing games" and that if "you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband."
T-Mobile customers were upset, not least of all those who were paying for contracts which included a 3GB data allowance. After a spot of legal questioning, T-Mobile came up with a different solution: folks on existing contracts keep their data allowances, and new customers are relegated to the 500MB.