The sad state of affairs with wireless data in the US has seen more carriers move away from unlimited data plans (capped at a max of 5GB) towards tiered data plans. For example, AT&T no longer offers their 5GB “Unlimited” plan but instead offers up 2GB for only $5 less. While this is not a big problem for data sipping BlackBerry users it might be soon when the latest batch of BlackBerrys come out with Mobile Hotspot features. It will also run into a bit of a crunch with how the BlackBerry PlayBook does data tethering if carriers and RIM do not force us to have an add-on plan for the PlayBook.
The good news is it seems like T-Mobile is planning on bucking the trend by not only keeping their 5GB capped “Unlimited” plan but also releasing a new plan with larger than 5GB caps. Kind of cool and something I hope all US carriers are working on. As you can see in the screenshot above this quiet “leak” was brought up in a question asking how to avoid bill shock with “Mobile Hotspot” features.
via TmoNews – Thanks Tashanna!