There probably aren’t too many smartphone users out there without some sort of data plan. But, for the few T-Mobile smartphone customers out there still plodding along with a half-used smartphone, thing are about to get more expensive. According to Boy Genius Report, T-Mobile will soon change its policy on smartphone activations and upgrades. Starting sometime in June, T-Mobile will require that all new smartphones have accompanying data plans.
The new smartphone data plan requirement apparently won’t apply to the BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Pearl Flip, Samsung Behold or Samsung Memoir. It’s not clear if customers will be forced into an unlimited smartphone data plan or if they’ll be offered lower-rate data plans with lower data allowances.
Look at it this way, T-Mobile is “forcing” new smartphone customers to actually realize the full potential of their smartphones. Sure, it might be more expensive, but then again, so was that smartphone. Right?
If you’re not a fan of T-Mobile’s upcoming policy, sound off in the comments.