T-Mobile does it again. This afternoon, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere announced that 24 video streaming services will no longer count against your data allotment.
During the Q&A at the event, Legere was asked what this meant for the integrity of Net Neutrality, to which Legere responded that T-Mobile abides by and follows the principles of Net Neutrality and that T-Mobile was not receiving money from these video companies nor sponsorships.
Legere said the reason T-Mobile did this is because “this is what customers want.”.
The resolution for these streaming services will be limited to 480p for network optimization purposes. If the customer does not want to sacrifice the high quality of the content, he/she is welcome to turn the feature off and stream away in high quality.
Legere also mentioned that this feature will not be enabled by default, rather, the customer is required to turn this feature on before binging away.
The list of streaming services available at launch was released on T-Mobile’s website and include the following:
- HBO NOW
- HBO GO
- Sling TV
- Sling Box
- T-Mobile TV
- Univision Deportes
- Major League Baseball
- Fox Sports
- Fox Sports GO
- NBC Sports
T-Mobile’s Binge On will be available to US Simple Choice Plan subscribers starting on November 15.