T-Mobile to Prioritize Phones Over Hotspots
Oct 5, 2016, 7:39 AM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 5, 2016, 7:28 PM
T-Mobile recently implemented a new policy that will favor phone performance over smartphone-based mobile hotspots when the network is congested. "Because we want to provide customers with the best on-device experience, our network is now designed to prioritize data on your T-Mobile smartphone, tablet or mobile internet devices, over smartphone mobile hotspot data," said T-Mobile on its web site. The company says most subscribers likely won't notice any change in performance when using their phone as a hotspot. T-Mobile did not say how slow smartphone hotspot speeds might be. The updated policy applies to all T-Mobile plans, including T-Mobile One and Simple Choice.
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