Subscribers who still have unlimited data plans also benefit from Binge On, because it gives them unlimited streaming when using the phone as a mobile hotspot, T-Mobile says. Starting in January, those subscribers will also get one free video rental per month from the Vudu service.
Consumer advocacy group Free Press said the new feature solves a problem T-Mobile created by imposing monthly data limits.
“If offering exemptions is so easy for T-Mobile, why do we need the caps in the first place?" Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood said in a prepared statement. "Exemptions for selected streaming-video services prove there’s no legitimate reason to impose data caps."
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