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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1048: T-Mobile USA Binges On Nerd Rage

T-Mobile USA recently introduced Binge On, a way to view more videos on your mobile device while using less of your high-speed data. This feature is enabled for every T-Mobile USA customer but can be disabled. For all videos, whether they are from their approved partners or not, the video streams at about 1.5 mb/s, even on LTE. Videos from approved partners don’t count against the high-speed data cap. T-Mobile CEO John Legere calls it optimization, others are calling it throttling–which is technically correct–and a net neutrality violation.

Links:

  • [Binge On how-tos T-Mobile Support](https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-24294)
  • [T-Mobile’s John Legere Goes Off The Deep End: ‘Who The Fuck Are You, EFF?’ Techdirt](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160107/14412033273/t-mobiles-john-legere-goes-off-deep-end-who-fuck-are-you-eff.shtml)
  • [John Legere asks EFF, “Who the f**k are you, and who pays you?” Ars Technica](http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/01/john-legere-asks-eff-who-the-fk-are-you-and-who-pays-you/)
  • [T-Mobile’s Binge On: When throttling may not break the rules Ars Technica](http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/01/t-mobiles-video-throttling-may-not-violate-net-neutrality-lawyers-say/)
  • [The EFF and Google: Too Close for Comfort? Michael Muchmore PCMag.com](http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409070,00.asp)

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 1048: T-Mobile USA Binges On Nerd Rage

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