Oct 30th, 2015

John Legere

T-Mobile is coming up on their 10th Uncarrier announcement is coming up next month. CEO John Legere has been busy hyping up the event, but it appears Evan Blass (@evleaks) has once again spoiled the party. Evan says Uncarrier 10 will offer unlimited high-speed data for select streaming video services. This would be similar to T-Mobile’s existing “Music Freedom” feature.

Evan goes on to explain that the feature will be called “BingOn,” and will include services such as Netflix and HBO. Like Music Freedom, this raises some red flags. On the consumer side of things, it seems great. T-Mobile customers will be able to watch Netflix on the go without any worry. However, on the non-consumer side, this is another shot at net neutrality.

Massively popular services like Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and YouTube have the resources and presence to be included in this plan. The same way popular music streaming services are included in Music Freedom. But what about the smaller services? It gives an unfair advantage to the major players. Customers will use the services that won’t go against their data plan. Smaller services will be left out in the cold.

What do you think about this service? Is it a a great feature for customers, or another blatant move against net neutrality?

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