T-Mobile UK has made a significant change to their mobile internet policy that will affect the way their customers will use their mobile bandwidth. The carrier has announced that starting February 1, 2011, the fair use policy will entail only 500MB of data consumption to each subscriber.
The policy is targeted at users who consume a lot of videos over their smartphones. In a blunt statement to customers who may be annoyed by the latest policy change, T-Mobile UK has said,
“If you want to download, stream and watch video clips, save that stuff for your home broadband.”
T-Mobile’s new policy would mean that users who like to browse news, surf the web, check emails and Facebook updates may still be largely unaffected. However, users who also watch a lot of videos may find themselves quickly breaching the fair usage limits.
This massive drop from 3GB to 500MB is sure to come as shock to many of the carrier’s subscribers. Are you one of them? Tell us what you think of this new policy change in the comments below.