As things are starting to heat up for T-Mobile lately, all stemming from its release of the ‘Binge On’ program, T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has a couple of things he wants to get off his chest toward the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). As many of you may already know, Binge On is something we have covered over the past couple of months following its release, from the heated up confrontation it has had to the recently released information that EFF has uncovered, saying that T-Mobile is not just letting users watch unlimited video content at a lower resolution but they are actually throttling users. Even after all of this, John Legere still decided to hold a Q&A on Twitter answering all the questions that users, or answer-seeking organizations, wanted to know.
Although it’s funny to watch, EFF does bring up some good questions. Even if T-Mobile is not throttling its customers, users still should be able to watch their videos on whatever resolution they see fit especially if they are rocking a high-end flagship display. T-Mobile brought about Binge On allowing customers to have the option to get way more video from their own data plans by providing them free video streaming from many popular sites like Netflix and Hulu, to name a few, giving them more control on how they use their data. Being that video usage is a huge portion of what people are using on their phones nowadays this would seem like an excellent solution that T-Mobile has provided its customers, but as we are beginning to find out it’s not that simple.
With already seeing a 66% increase of viewing from an unnamed top service on T-Mobile from people not already on an unlimited high-speed plan, T-Mobile’s customers are showing that there might be a greater demand for a service with no caps on video viewing than we think. T-Mobile has had programs like this become successful before as seen with their ‘Music Freedom‘ promotion, which gives customers unlimited high-speed access as long as they’re listening to music from Spotify, Google Play Music, or T-Mobile’s other partners, and many more being added as time goes on. Let’s just hope at the end of all this heated back-and-forth, we can finally get some more companies on board with no capped video viewing, and at any resolution we please.
â€” John Legere (@JohnLegere) January 7, 2016