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NYC is suing T-Mobile for allegedly selling used phones as new and using other shady tactics

According to the city, T-Mobile and its subsidiary Metro, as well as other authorized dealers, “preyed on consumers” through several tactics. After a year-long investigation, the city says it obtained evidence that, in at least 21 instances, T-Mobile and Metro sold used phones to consumers who paid for new ones and regularly overcharged customers. – Colin Lecher, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2UFyKc3
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Netflix price hike being passed on to T-Mobile subscribers

T-Mobile will continue to cover $10.99 for Netflix for existing customers for as long as they keep their plan, but the Netflix price increase of $2 per account will passed through beginning July 5. Customers on qualifying T-Mobile ONE voice plans who have or redeem a Netflix Standard two-screen subscription will see a $2 charge per month on their bill. T-Mobile ONE customers with a Premium subscription will see a $5 charge. T-Mobile One w/One Plus Family customers will continue to receive the Standard two-screen subscription for no additional cost and the Premium subscription for $3. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » http://bit.ly/2Xfieju

T-Mobile to Release Free Mobile TV Service in Coming Weeks: Source

[T-Mobile] has plans to launch the mobile TV service based on licensed Xumo technology through its Layer3 division, which provides free over-the-top (non-cable or satellite) television and video-on-demand services, the source said. Some customers will be able to watch live and pre-recorded content via mobile phones and through internet-connected devices, similar to AT&T’s Watch TV or Verizon’s now-defunct go90. The app for the mobile streaming service will come preinstalled on several T-Mobile devices, including some Samsung phones. – Michelle Castillo, Cheddar » http://bit.ly/2CLYFX1

PBS will remain on the air in rural areas thanks to T-Mobile

PBS announced today that T-Mobile has agreed to foot the bill for public broadcasting’s translators to move to new frequencies, which they’ll have to do in order to stay on the air after the Federal Communications Commission’s incentive auction. […] Because the FCC isn’t providing funding for translators to be repackaged, 38 million Americans, largely in rural areas, were at risk of losing access to PBS if those broadcast facilities shut down. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget http://engt.co/2s6mB0S

T-Mobile adds YouTube and more to its Binge On streaming

Beginning today, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Red Bull TV, Discovery Go, Fox Business, Baeble Music, ESNE TV, FilmOn.TV and KlowdTV won’t count against that data cap when you stream video on the Un-carrier. The company says today’s group pushes the total services available via Binge On to more than 50. Of course, the videos you watch are “mobile optimized,” so don’t expect Ultra HD quality. – Billy Steele, Engadget http://engt.co/1RoPg5n

You can now sign up for Google’s Project Fi cell service without an invite

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With Project Fi, which runs on the networks of T-Mobile and Sprint — depending on which one offers better receptions in a given area — customers pay a base fee of $20 per month and then an addition $10 per GB of data. If you overpay for your data in a given month, the service simply refunds you the difference. Unlimited domestic calls and texts, WiFi tethering, (3G) data coverage in 120+ countries, as well as international texts are also included in the plan. […] The biggest drawback, though, is that Fi is only supported on Google’s own Nexus phones (the 6P, 5X and Nexus 6). There have been reports that it also works with a few other unlocked phones, but your mileage may vary (and you won’t be able to switch between networks). – Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch
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T-Mobile Says Binge On Customers Are Streaming Twice As Much Video, Adds Amazon Video Support

 

Today, T-Mobile added support for a few streaming services that were notably missing from their selection of nearly 40 existing services. Online video addicts can now also stream Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and their favorite wrestling moments for the WWE Network without cutting into their data plans. – Lucas Matney, TechCrunch   

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T-Mobile’s Binge On: When throttling may not break the rules

T-Mobile CEO John Legere fired back at critics today in a blog post and video. Using the word “throttling” to describe T-Mobile’s video downgrading is just “semantics” and “bullshit,” he said. “What throttling is is slowing down data and removing customer control,” Legere said. “Binge On is neither of those things.” While Binge On streams video at lower bit rates, using less data, the data that is delivered to consumers isn’t slowed down, he said. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
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EFF: T-Mobile’s Binge On is throttling video streaming speeds

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Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) also went after T-Mobile and Binge On. The organization confirms that T-Mobile is lowering the data speed of all HTML5 video streamed by its customers, not just those available with Binge On. EFF ran a series of tests using the same phone, during the same time of day, and made sure that there was a good 4G LTE connection at all times. Each test was run twice, one using an HTTP connection which allowed T-Mobile’s network to recognize the video content and optimize it. The other test was dome using an HTTPS connection which prevented the network from optimizing the stream. – Alan F., PhoneArena
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T-Mobile: We’re Not Throttling YouTube, We’re ‘Optimizing’ It!

The semantic difference between something being “throttled” or it being “de-prioritized” has long been a useful way to tap dance around net neutrality concerns. And again here, T-Mobile’s eager to avoid media use of the word “throttling,” since the FCC’s net neutrality rules clearly include a a “bright-line” rule for all technical forms of discrimination, be it throttling, blocking, or “paid prioritization.” – Karl Bode, DSLReports
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