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T-Mobile's Uncarrier X Event Heralds Free Video Streaming

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aeternavi

Nov 11, 2015, 9:29 AM
You are allowing unlimited access to certain services and keeping a limit on others? Sounds like net neutrality all over again.
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amarryat

Nov 11, 2015, 9:48 AM
No. Only if you flip a switch and go with the downgraded video quality. If you don't, there is no difference. Just like certain streaming services (music as well) allow you to choose a lower quality bitrate to save on your data.
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Zpike

Nov 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Methinks you misunderstood net neutrality twice.

First you misunderstood in that net neutrality is a good thing, not a bad thing. Net neutrality is the principle that say that providers cannot discriminate about traffic in regards to the speed you're getting (among many other things).

Secondly, net neutrality would NEVER apply to this scenario. T-mobile isn't throttling some traffic and delivering other traffic at a higher speed. However, what they ARE doing is offering some traffic for free to customers who are NOT on an unlimited plan.

This is nothing but a win for T-mobile customers, and certainly nothing you should be criticizing the company for.
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aeternavi

Nov 12, 2015, 7:49 PM
I didn't state what side of the fence I was on. I was implying that some services are essentially getting a "priority" by being data free and others have the allotment counted against them. I look of it as a favoritism. To me it reminds me of the whole net neutrality scenario over again.
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Zpike

Nov 13, 2015, 2:31 PM
>> I was implying that some services are essentially getting a "priority" by being data free and others have the allotment counted against them.

Which, as I already explained, has nothing to do with net neutrality.

>>I look of it as a favoritism.

Sooooooo. Why should that matter? Just because a business decides to give "one" thing away for free doesn't mean they have to give "everything" away for free.

>>To me it reminds me of the whole net neutrality scenario over again.

Unfortunately no one who understood net neutrality would agree, no matter what side of the debate they fell on.
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