T-Mobile Home Internet Now Limits All High-Usage Subscribers

The policy previously only applied to newer subscribers.

T-Mobile Home Internet Now Limits All High-Usage Subscribers

T-Mobile Home Internet has been a solid alternative to traditional landline internet for many people in the United States. However, there’s a slight change rolling out: all subscribers are now subject to throttling speeds after high data usage.

T-Mobile introduced a data usage policy for new home internet subscribers back in January, which caused the data connection to be deprioritized after using 1.2TB in a single month. It’s not a true data cap, like some other internet service providers have on home internet connections. The policy just means other home internet and wireless devices in your immediate area would have higher priority access to T-Mobile’s cell towers, until your data usage resets on your next billing cycle.

T-Mobile has now updated its policies to include all home internet subscribers, and not just customers who singed up after the initial policy change, according to documents obtained by The Mobile Report. The change is already in effect, so if you have a T-Mobile Home Internet connection and go over 1.2TB within a month, you might notice slower speeds. T-Mobile will notify you if you go over that limit.

The good news is that this won’t impact most people. The average person uses around 533.8 GB of data each month, according to a 2023 OpenVault report, but several people sharing a 5G home internet connection can more easily reach the limit. It might also be easy to accidentally reach that limit after downloading a few PC or console games in a month, since the file sizes for many modern games are well over 100GB.

You can check the T-Mobile app to see your current data usage. Again, most people probably won’t come close to the prioritized data limit, and it might not even be a factor in your location. For example, if you’re the only customer in your area with 5G home internet and there’s enough network capacity, you might not see a change in speed at all.

We’ve reached out to T-Mobile to confirm the policy change, and we will update this article when we get a response.

Source: The Mobile Report

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