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T-Mobile cuts smartphone fair use allowances

T-Mobile cuts smartphone fair use allowances

T-Mobile is to cut its ‘fair use’ limit for smartphone users in half, amid increasing congestion of the UK’s 3G networks.

Currently, the amount of mobile data the carrier allows customers to use 1GB per month. However, as of February that’s going down to a relatively tiny 500MB.

Under the new terms, T-Mobile will still allow you to surf the web and check your e-missives once you’ve expended your allowance, but you won’t be able to stream content or grab large files.

T-Mobile stated: "We’ve got a fair use policy but ours means that you'll always be able to browse the internet, it’s only when you go over the fair use amount that you won’t be able to download, stream and watch video clips.

“So remember our Mobile Broadband and internet on your phone service is best used for browsing which means looking at your favorite websites like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, BBC News and more, checking your email and looking for information, but not watching videos or downloading files.”

Prior to the changes Android phone owners on T-Mobile had a whopping 3GB allowance, thanks to the network bundling the handsets with a special add-on. However, according to its Twitter feed, this section of the smartie community will also see their usage cap drop to 500Mb.

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