T-Mobile To Reportedly Skirt Net Neutrality, Offer 'BingeOn' Unlimited Netflix, HBO Video Streaming
Networks aside, T-Mobile seems to be the most "fun" of all the major carriers, thanks to the company's outspoken and hilarious CEO, John Legere. Earlier this week, we saw him troll Verizon's headquarters with a skywriting message, and just yesterday, the carrier released its "Scarriers" series of videos, in which Legere scares the wits out of wireless faithfuls with tales of competitor missteps.
While T-Mobile is good at making people laugh, it of course requires a lot more to get people hooked to a new carrier. Fortunately, the company has been doing quite well in that regard. Every few months, it seems to release a new program that does well to lure people in by the thousands (or hundreds of thousands). This next reveal certainly looks like it could be one of those.
T-Mobile recently announced that it'd be revealing Uncarrier X (as in ten) on November 10, but serial leaker Evan Blass decided to jump right to the punch and spoil the reveal. If true, T-Mobile will soon make it so that video streaming traffic doesn't count towards the overall limit. That includes Netflix, HBO, and so forth. That's big.
T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015
Blass went on, after receiving some pushback from Legere, to indicate that the name of the service is BingeOn.
That additional info prompted Legere to invite Blass to the Uncarrier X event:
.@JohnLegere Is it called BingeOn, by any chance, compatible with Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and Sling (all of whom will offer discounts)?— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015
For those finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands while out of the house, this kind of perk could prove to be a huge boon. It could also be extremely useful to those who might not have the best of home Internet connections, or would like to be able to hook their phone up to a screen to avoid the other Internet hoggers in the household.
@evleaks When evleaks is paying attention to uncarrier moves, you know we've made it. Want an invite to see if your sleuthing paid off? ;)— John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 30, 2015
As a Canadian, it bugs me that we don't get a carrier like T-Mobile in Canada. I hope it happens some day, because the perks the company's been offering lately are beyond tempting.