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.


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source: @evleaks via TheVerge

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