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1GB data limit lifted on T-Mobile G1

T-Mobile won't confirm new terms though

T-Mobile has lifted the 1GB data usage cap in the US on the T-Mobile G1, the first mobile phone to feature Google's Android operating system.

When T-Mobile introduced the G1 into the US, it said that subscribers would be able to sign up for a $35-per-month unlimited data plan. But the small print on the website for the phone said that users would actually be limited to 1GB of data usage per month, after which their connection would slow to a 50Kbps or less rate.

The operator quickly came under fire for the limit, which is relatively low for people who hope to use the phone regularly to view maps, check email, watch YouTube videos and browse the internet.

However, the telecommunication company has quickly backpedaled and removed the limit from its policy statement. Although, it hasn't specified exactly what the ne terms will be.

"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 all customers," T-Mobile said.

The website now has a more generic statement about possible repercussions for people who use what T-Mobile calls a "disproportionate" amount of bandwidth. "To provide the best network experience for all of our customers we may temporarily reduce data throughput for a small fraction of customers who use a disproportionate amount of bandwidth," the fine print reads.

The company hasn't yet released the terms and conditions and prices for the phone in the UK.

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