834.5 KB/s if sustained over a 30.5 day average month, +/- 14 KB/s.
That presumes that the device is able to:
* overcome environmental issues that would affect its operation
* maintain connectivity long enough to keep up with that standard
* does not run into technical issues related to extended throughput via tethered devices.
He can get them, but we're supposed to take them at face value.
So data is not simply data, and magically transformed just for going on the wrong interface? Sounds like that could get some carrier in hot water.
That requires a lot of variables to be right (device condition, throughput, network conditions, geography, etc.) that do not always present themselves.
Without knowing the answers to those variables, Legere is lying about the 2TB figure.
The most typical reply is to justify it on the same reasoning of Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T - that it is "different" data, even if it involves the same device.
Hopefully Net Neutrality shoots this one down.
The 2TB mark is very hard to believe, since it requires an minimum sustained throughput of 834.5 KB/s for an average month of 30.5 days, to the device itself.
I sure would like to know what kind of device T-Mobile found that was delivering that absurd throughput. That sounds like a testament to the quality of the phone since it's taking unrealistic loads.
That presumes service exists with meaningfully different terms.
Wow, it looks like a lot of folks descended on this thread just to attack unlimited data or tethering.
Easy way to top 7GB on a phone - do a Navigon install for the US and Canada.
Your desire to meter harkens back to the bad old days of the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, Net Neutrality makes it infeasible since one cannot readily exempt traffic to recreate CompuServe-era conditions.
Let it die or metering will find itself at the wrong end of regulation.
There's already plenty of hostility towards business in the US whether there is reason for it or not.
Their adversarial attitude they regained in the 1980s, with respect to the workforce and other non-business entities, is the source of such hostility.
And how does one kill a business when the business has no presence in the countries where one wants to do the killing.
The US has more than a few allies that are happy to help. Case in point, Huawei - a CPC-run "company" built from stolen parts of Canada's Nortel - has a restricted presence in the US and Australia for matters of national security.
Today's premium products are tomorrow's commodities.
Except that the commodities are lower quality.
When they can figure out how to roll it all out on a no-cap model for the same prices, then I might be interested.
In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.