T-Mobile's Un-carrier X will allow you to stream video from some providers without consuming your data?

T-Mobile's Un-carrier X will allow you to stream video from some providers without consuming your data?
No question that T-Mobile has changed the wireless industry with its Un-carrier initiatives. You would expect the 10th one to be huge, and if tipster Evan Blass is right (which he quite often is), T-Mobile users won't be disappointed. Blass has sent out a tweet stating that Un-carrier X will allow T-Mobile subscribers to stream video from some providers without consuming data. The tweet specifically points out that T-Mobile will provide "unlimited high speed data" for the video streaming.

According to Blass, two of the streamers included in the program will be Netflix and HBO. This is an extension of T-Mobile's "Music Freedom" plan, which allows subscribers to stream free music from providers like Apple Music, Spotify and others.

This will certainly help those who like to do some binge watching of their favorite series on their mobile device, while out of the range of a Wi-Fi signal. Watching Neflix can consume about 1GB for every hour of streamed content viewed. The nation's third largest carrier just announced that it added 2.3 million new subscribers for the third quarter with 843,000 net new postpaid phone additions. If Blass' tweet is right on, we could see more additions to the T-Mobile network in the following quarters.

Offering free video streaming, if that is what is going to be announced, is not going to be cheap for T-Mobile to pull-off. There will be a price to pay when it comes to the bottom line. While the carrier was in the black for Q3, it is still all about subscriber growth for the moment. By the way, Un-carrier X will be announced on November 10th.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @evleaks via TheVerge

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27 Comments

1. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I have the unlimited high speed plan and even I'm excited about the possibility. I could use it on my additional lines on my family plan and I also wouldn't go up into the tier of people who get slowed down at peak times because without Netflix usage counted, I would definitely be below that 20-something gigabyte level.

5. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

For us this will suck. They're trying to hard to overload the network. I've already seen a major drop since they invited the cheap Metro PCS customers into the network.

9. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yeah, that's definitely a down side that I hadn't thought about.

16. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Uhhmm, who are you calling cheap? I don't know what you're talking about but LTE speeds have been consistent around where I live (70+ Mbps) and I've had no issues whatsoever. Also I try to always make sure I use Wifi when possible to relieve the network, http://goo.gl/KbQ6eV

19. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LMAO!

29. Mike.H

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

This has dangerous Net Neutrality implications.

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I have 4gb of HS data on Boost. Unlimited Talk, text, and data for $30. I really like my service with them except for the fact that I can't use unlocked phones. I could only use select Sprint phones and phones that are locked onto Boost. If Tmobile matches my current plan, I will definately try it out and possibly make the switch.

6. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

Boost and Sprint (along with Virgin Mobile) have the worst coverage and the worst speeds (data wise) of any phone carriers on the planet. I am pretty sure whatever they use in North Korea might be faster.

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

well if your in a major city like LA yes T-Mobile is better ,but if you travel like I do sprint is actually better yes hard to believe but yes its true sprint has a bad reputation. But once you out the city that's when sprint becomes more reliable than T-Mobile it has working 3G data in places T-Mobile has unusable EDGE and enoigh signal to call in places T-Mobile has completely no service.

12. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

I am in New York, Long Island specifically, and experienced little to no difference coming from AT&T to Sprint

14. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

*you're

17. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Fact: T-Mobile covers 301 million pops with native LTE. Sprint covers 280 million. T-Mobile has 99% completed their edge to LTE upgrade. If you haven't used T-Mobile recently, you haven't used T-Mobile. http://explore.t-mobile.com/4g-lte-network?icid=WMD_TM_NTWRKEXTND_XVPJQOOWNEB2994

22. discharge unregistered

Ya I'm in Huntington Beach not far from you and t mobile is so so when I'm in LA it is great for t mobile I work in LA also so t mobile works great!!

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Worst coverage? Don't think so. I have both Sprint and T Mobile. T Mobile has faster data speeds in urban areas vs Sprint, but you get better coverage with Sprint when you go out of the urban areas. I travel all over California on a regular basis and the moment you hit I-5 past Tracy and all the way to the Grapevine, no T Mobile coverage, and not anytime soon since no band 12 because a local TV station owns band 12 so the Bay Area is in the exclusion zone. At least Sprint I can get voice and text for that 300 mile stretch. You better hope you don't have a breakdown and only have T Mobile service.

20. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

One could actually use Wifi calling [if wifi available] to call/text. Sprint claims to have it to but really hasn't rolled this feature out on most phones. So at least TMO gives you a way out when out of service.

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Like I said, it doesn't help when you're on a freeway in Central California farmland country. If you have breakdown, do you really think you'l have wifi service to make that wifi call on the side of the freeway on Interstate 5, 30 miles from the nearest town/rest stop/gas station stop?

11. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

thats not true at all. sprint's LTE coverage is miles ahead of tmobile. i have both and i'm lucky if i get a 2g signal in my house outside i'm lucky if i get 3g. and i live a half hour away from baltimore

18. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Sounds like you just need a new phone that fully supports T-Mobile modern network. T-Mobile LTE is miles ahead of Sprint by every measure.

21. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Anyone that thinks that Sprint is "miles ahead of"......anyone is quite delusional lol !

25. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

dud seriously I'm sure the T-Mobile s6 edge I tried supports all tmobiles band even the new band 12 ,yes is great in the city better than sprint go out the city T-Mobile EDGE/NO SERVICE don't know were u got it made all its edge LTE cuz as of October 2015 outside the city its still edge, sprint sucks in the city we all know that but go out the city by car it works MUCH better and even has lte

26. discharge unregistered

Forget nexusphan that guy is a douche bag all he does is bully everyone, he's a worthless cause, your correct band 12 works I work in la close to you and also I use a edge plus and note 5 rumor has it works on iPhone too but I don't do iPhone great post Omarc07

27. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

every measure except coverage

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Works good for me. I have LTE in my area or usable 3g speeds up and down the 101 in Central CA. I have had good service from San Francisco all the way down to Los Angeles. Also when I go East toward Bakersfield all the way to Vegas. I'm sure I would have a problem with it if I had to go to the middle of nowhere or a rural area. But I don't seem to have a problem in any city I've been to. I don't see the point of paying more for any other carrier in my own personal use. I also don't have to worry of paying overage charges like I would with ATT and Verizon. Saving $$$ every month. I used to pay close to $100 a month on Verizon.

28. discharge unregistered

Vegas is the best coverage but it's a major place to go so most networks make sure it's top notch in Vegas I went to Vegas 4th July and t mobile was great everywhere in casinos all that surprised me

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

you haven't even seen worst! just chill

15. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

Unfortunantly my signal from tmobile isnt storng enough to sream anything much less video. Right in the middle of a city of 80,000 people. My signal was great the first 10 days i was on tmobile but after exactly 10 days my signal dropped to nothing and tmobile says they cant do anything. going back to cricket.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

RIP net neutrality I thought Netflix was a supporter of net neutrality?

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