Back in the day, carriers dealt with data by either imposing a cap or by charging extremely expensive overages for users who went over their cap. These days, the majority of carriers adopt a throttling policy, where users who go over their data cap will still have an internet connection, but will see speeds slowed down and they will not be charged for it.

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Unfortunately, if you were a bit excited about T-Mobile’s recently-launched $15/month plan for its prepaid users, you might want to check the fine print. This is because in the fine print posted on T-Mobile’s website, it reads that customers who hit their data cap will no longer have access to data for the balance of the service period.

For those unfamiliar, T-Mobile recently launched a $15/month plan that comes with 2GB of data. 2GB of data is but a pittance these days, and with this fine print, if you hit that 2GB cap, you’re basically out of data completely. There is the option to purchase the slightly more expensive $25/month plan that comes with 5GB of data, but that fine print still applies here, albeit with a bit more wiggle room.

This doesn’t mean that the new plan is bad, but rather it’s something you’ll want to consider if you are thinking about taking T-Mobile up on their offer. That being said, it has been pointed out that this plan might not necessarily be aimed at data-hungry users, but it’s still worth noting all the same.

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