T-Mobile Is Making Certain Types of Data Use Free. Which Is Suspicious.

Unfortunately, there are negative aspects. Sure, now you can have all the free music streaming and speedtesting you want, but these new measures are a blow to net neutrality. If T-Mobile is choosing which services get preferential treatment, it is indirectly choosing which services its customers will be much more likely to use. And it’s making it harder for small companies like a new music streaming service to get on the map. You’d use data toward your limit if you streamed from the new service, while a data-hungry giant like Spotify wouldn’t move the needle at all. And speedtesting might not contribute to your recorded data use, but researching other carriers’ speeds will. – Lily Hay Newman, Slate.com http://ift.tt/1veYIOg