T-Mobile throttles IPhone bandwidth for german power users

I just found the official rates T-Mobile will charge IPhone users in Germany:

  • “Complete M”: 100 minutes and 40 SMS for 49 €
  • “Complete L”: 200 minutes and 150 SMS for 69 €
  • “Complete XL”: 1000 minutes and 300 SMS for 89 €

As usual, unused talk minutes and SMS will expire at the end of each month.

But the main bummer is in the fine print: T-Mobile will limit the bandwidth to a maximum of 64 kbit/s (8KB/sec) downstream and 16 kbit/s (2KB/sec) upstream after 200MB for “Complete M”, after 1GB for L, or after 5GB for XL.

Thanks, T-Mobile, for making not buying an IPhone this easy.

(via fscklog)