A California smartphone user has filed a class-action lawsuit against his wireless provider, T-Mobile USA. The plaintiff became upset and sought legal council after T-Mobile sent him the following message:
Your data usage in this billing cycle has exceeded 10GB; Data throughput for the remainder of the cycle may be reduced to 50kbps or less.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs phone became “virtually useless” after his data speeds were throttled, and the user is now stuck in a 2-year contract with the not-really-unlimited mobile provider. Regardless of your feelings on this particular filing, it will be interesting to see how the case is ruled. A judgement in the classes favor could spur a tidal wave of similar suits as many U.S. carriers tout “unlimited” data plans that actually have a data cap. Any guesses on how the plaintiff hit 10GB of data in under a month? Our guess is pictured above.