T-Mobile imposes data cap of 1.2TB/mo.

Robin Layton

Apr 18, 2024 — 2 min read

T-Mobile’s 5G home internet power users may have noticed their speed getting slower by the end of their billing cycles.

That’s because as of Jan. 18, 2024, T-Mobile instituted a data cap of 1.2TB/mo. for new 5G Home Internet customers. Considering U.S. internet users consume just over a half terabyte a month, a terabyte data cap could affect more people in the future. For now, though, T-Mobile says they expect only a handful of high-data users to be affected. 

ZDNET reported that a T-Mobile memo said, “Making sure all customers get a great network experience today and in the future is our top priority, so when a customer uses more than 1.2TB within a billing cycle, they may encounter reduced speeds during periods of network congestion. Their data and prioritization will be reset with their next billing cycle.”

Data caps exist for all types of internet connections, but particularly for satellite users. Often going over your provider’s cap can result in speed throttling for the rest of your billing cycle, but some providers tack on extra charges as well. 

About T-Mobile’s 5G internet plans

T-Mobile’s 5G home internet plans provide speeds up to 245 Mbps and rely on your proximity to a cell tower to provide the connection. Check your address with Allconnect to see internet options in your area.

T-Mobile is available to about 75% of the U.S. Plans start at $40/mo. with a mobile phone plan bundle.

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Robin Layton

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Robin Layton

Editor, Broadband Content

Robin Layton is an editor for the broadband marketplace Allconnect. She built her internet industry expertise writing and editing for four years on the site, as well as on Allconnect’s sister site MYMOVE.com. … Read more