HTC Dream G1 Ushers in Era of Cap-Less Data at T-Mobile

HTC Dream G1 Ushers in Era of Cap-Less Data at T-Mobile


You may have heard reports about how T-Mobile throttles your wireless data bandwidth after you’ve reached one gigabyte in any given billing period. Well, seeing how the Android-Powered T-Mobile G1 relies so much on wireless data, the kindly folks at T-Mobile have decided to lift this bandwidth cap. Feel free to surf, email, and download at will.

As you can imagine, having a bandwidth cap on a connected device like the HTC Dream G1, which is being sold as the T-Mobile G1 with Google, pretty much cripples its functionality if you plan on doing any multimedia whatsoever. Stream a couple of videos, upload a few high-res pictures and you’re getting pretty close to a gig already, right?

Direct from T-Mobile’s mouth:

We removed the 1GB soft limit from our policy statement, and we are confident that T-Mobile G1 customers will enjoy the high speed of data access over our 3G network. The specific terms for our new data plans are still being reviewed and once they are final we will be certain to share this broadly with current customers and potential new customers.

It’s a good day to be a gadget geek. Hopefully the G1 doesn’t experience the same 3G bog-down that is plaguing the iPhone 3G at AT&T.