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T-Mobile gives businesses the option of getting throttled or paying overage fees

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:28PM EST

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on Wednesday said that business users who consume more than their plan’s monthly allotment of HSPA+ data now have two options: They can either have their data throttled down to lower speeds and pay no overage fee, or they can pay overage fees in exchange for keeping their standard HSPA+ data speeds. The overage-fee plans start as low as $19.99 per month for 500MB of data with a $0.10-per-MB overage fee and go as high as $74.99 per month for 10GB of data with a $0.02-per-MB overage fee. The throttled data plans, meanwhile, start at $24.99 for 500MB of HSPA+ data and go as high as $77.99 for 10GB of HSPA+ data. T-Mobile says the new data plans will be available to business customers by the end of July. Hit the jump for the full press release.

T-Mobile Rolls Out New Business-Focused Mobile Broadband Data Plans

Bellevue, Wash. — Jun. 27, 2012 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduced two suites of mobile broadband data plans to address the growing use of mobile broadband devices (tablets, laptop sticks and mobile hotspots) and the increasing demand for data among business customers. T-Mobile’s new 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB overage-free and 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB high-speed data plans address the desire of customers to select the plan that best serves their business priority – whether that is predictable monthly billing or access to high-speed data for a reasonable cost. Pricing begins as low as $19.99 per month for 500MB on the high-speed data plan. This is an attractive entry point for low-volume data users and in line with T-Mobile’s strategy to provide disruptive pricing for business customers.

For many businesses, predictable monthly costs are paramount. T-Mobile’s new overage-free data plans allow businesses to control the expense of monthly data usage with plans that slow data transmission speeds when users have used their data allotments instead of incurring overage charges. However, if maintaining the fastest possible data speeds available on T-Mobile’s network is the priority, the new high-speed data plans do not slow speeds as the allotment is reached, but instead apply overage charges ranging from $0.02 to $0.10 per MB depending on the data allotment selected.

“Over the past five years, the amount of data crossing T-Mobile’s network has grown by 146 times. This growth in data usage and the associated cost is top of mind for our business customers – from small businesses through large multinational corporations,” said Frank Sickinger, vice president of business sales at T-Mobile. “In combination with our portfolio of compelling 4G mobile broadband devices, the availability of our new overage-free and high-speed data plans empowers our customers to not only choose the right amount of data, but, more importantly, choose a plan that best addresses their business priorities.”

When connected to T-Mobile’s fast and dependable nationwide 4G network, T-Mobile’s portfolio of  4G mobile broadband devices provide business customers with fast access to the Web, e-mail, and other corporate assets and productivity tools while on the go. T-Mobile offers compelling 4G-capable tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the T-Mobile® SpringBoard™ with Google. The company also offers a selection of Hotspot devices and laptop sticks, including the T-Mobile® Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot and the HSPA+ 42-enabled Rocket 3.0 USB Laptop Stick.



Overage Free Plans Data Allotment Standard Price
  500 MB $29.99
Classic 2 GB $37.99
  5 GB $47.99
  10 GB $77.99
  500 MB $24.99
Value 2 GB $32.99
  5 GB $42.99
  10 GB $72.99


High-speed Plans Data Allotment Standard Price Overage Charge
  500 MB $24.99 $0.10/MB
Classic 2 GB $34.99 $0.03/MB
  5 GB $44.99 $0.02/MB
  10 GB $74.99 $0.02/MB
  500 MB $19.99 $0.10/MB
Value 2 GB $29.99 $0.03/MB
  5 GB $39.99 $0.02/MB
  10 GB $69.99 $0.02/MB


T-Mobile’s new business-focused 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB overage-free data plans are available now. The 500MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB high-speed data plans are expected to be available to business customers by the end of July. More information about T-Mobile’s offerings for business is available at

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at

Brad Reed
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Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.