T-Mobile will be paying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) $48 million as settlement for misleading mobile users with regards to its unlimited data plan. Just this week, the government agency revealed that through an investigation, the major wireless carrier was found to have not done enough to make the connection speed and data restrictions on its unlimited data plan clear to consumers.
Maybe not. But it does have some serious explaining to do, especially to its customers. A few days ago, Netflix admitted that it was the one slowing down its own video content major US wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
United States District Court Judge Edward Chen of the Northern California District Court has issued a ruling that AT&T will not be facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly misleading its subscribers regarding its promised unlimited data that turned out to be throttled when users go over 3 gigabytes of data in a given month.
John Legere, the chief executive officer of T-Mobile, may be one of the most outspoken head honchos of any corporate out there, but he sure knows when to say sorry when out of line. Indeed, in light of the recent bad publicity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Legere is issuing an apology to the organization for his offensive remarks he made a week ago.
Mobile users do not have a problem with the Binge On service, at least according to John Legere, the outspoken chief executive officer of T-Mobile, who continues to defend the video streaming feature it introduced nearly a couple of months ago.
Many may have already heard about T-Mobile’s Binge On feature. This service basically allows qualified subscribers of the third biggest wireless carrier in America to to stream video content from a limited list of services, which include Netflix, HBO, and Hulu, just to name a few, without it affecting their data allotments.
Recently, the third biggest wireless carrier in America has adopted a practice of downgrading the quality of video content to 480p in order to minimize the usage of data. But not all are happy -- especially YouTube, the Google owned website that is considered by many to be the most frequently visited source of video content on the Internet.
Sprint introduced a new $20 a month plan yesterday, highlighting it as an unlimited plan, but in reality, mobile users who avail of the plan will see their speeds slowed down to 2G speeds for the remainder of their billing cycle after they go over 1 gigabyte of high speed data usage. As many may have expected, some backlash ensued over the wireless carrier’s misleading marketing.
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