Ever since smartphones began demanding more data, smartphone providers had no choice but to implement a soft data cap or deprioritize heavy data users in favor of those who use less data. Currently, T-Mobile throttles customers who use more than 32GB of data within one billing cycle. Other carriers are in the general ballpark area of 25GB to 30GB for a soft-cap.
According to a leaked internal document obtained by Android Central T-Mobile will begin implementing a new soft-data cap of 50GB per billing cycle. T-Mobile calls this its “Fair Usage Threshold”. The new data soft-cap is to become effective September 20. T-Mobile likely has no doubt that it can handle the extra capacity.
Source: Android Central
T-Mobile is likely doing this to get people to switch from legacy plans over to T-Mobile ONE, not to mention to entice people to switch to the magenta side. If you’re on a legacy plan, you are likely to save if you switch to T-Mobile ONE. After all, T-Mobile has made new perks and promotions only eligible to ONE customers in hopes of this.
Prior to publishing this post, we spotted T-Mobile Help on Twitter confirming that the soft cap will, indeed, be increased on the 20th.
Hey! You got it! Starting 9/20 the limit will be increased! *AlissaFast— T-Mobile Help (@TMobileHelp) September 18, 2017