Is Wireless Data Still "Unlimited" If It's Throttled After A Certain Point?

As we noted in April, when T-Mobile proudly announced that it was offering “unlimited” data plans for smartphones, there should be a pretty sizable asterisk next to “unlimited,” because, after the user consumes 2GB of data in a month, T-Mobile throttles back on the speed at which any further data is delivered. Some would call that a “limit,” but T-Mobile continues to disagree and has rolled out a handful of additional unlimited-with-throttling plans.

Starting July 24, AT&T’s betrothed will begin selling new tiered “unlimited” plans — details here, if you’re interested — with increasing throttling points (don’t call them limits) at 200MB, 2GB, 5GB and 10GB, though no option to pay for truly unfettered access to gobs and gobs of data.

The company stresses that no limit means no overage charges and no being cut off completely from data access, but we wanted to poll Consumerist readers to see if you think T-Mobile should be allowed to call its data plans “unlimited.”

T-Mobile To Introduce New Unlimited (Tiered) Data Value Plans July 24th []

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