Remember that cap that T-Mobile was going to put on folks using more than 1GB of their wireless bandwidth? Well, clearly they don’t want to tarnish their Android/G1 launch and have issued a statement withdrawing the proposed limit, while talking about why they had it there in the first place.
“Our goal, when the T-Mobile G1 becomes available in October, is to provide affordable, high-speed data service allowing customers to experience the full data capabilities of the device and our 3G network. At the same time, we have a responsibility to provide the best network experience for all of our customers so we reserve the right to temporarily reduce data throughput for a small fraction of our customers who have excessive or disproportionate usage that interferes with our network performance or our ability to provide quality service to all of our customers.
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.”
Well, that’s nice and dandy, but I’m curious what constitutes “abuse”? Will it be the top 1% busiest of their subscribers? 2%? 5%? I’m also wondering why they’re so touchy about bandwidth now that their 3G network expansion is in full swing.