T-Mobile’s Legere issues stern response to claims of video throttling

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T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has not been one to shy away from the limelight and mixing in a little bit of controversy only makes him more animated. In a new video posted by Legere, the head of T-Mobile sternly responds to claims by a variety of parties that the carrier is throttling video speeds for customers who sign up for the Binge On option. Legere says he just could not bite his tongue any longer as it appears some of the parties are trying to confuse consumers. Read more

BlackBerry CEO confirms Priv for Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint

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BlackBerry’s Priv was launched as a device resurrect the brand and make it mainstream once again. The issue is that the Priv can only be bought from a limited number of places, which is actually a massive issue in the United States. Two months after BlackBerry started selling the Priv, AT&T is still the sole carrier in the United States offering the handset. It actually turns out, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise, that AT&T had an exclusive deal with BlackBerry to be the exclusive U.S. seller of the Priv for sixty days. BlackBerry was also required to not comment on carrier availability. Now, with the deal expiring, BlackBerry is ready to send its flagship to Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

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T-Mobile’s Binge On “optimizations” are throttling all video streams to 1.5Mbps

T-Mobile_Logo_02_TAWhen T-Mobile announced their Binge On promotion for video streaming, they didn’t quite mention how video streams would be “optimized” on their network. This created some frustration between T-Mobile and YouTube, and rightfully so, since YouTube isn’t even part of the Binge On program. To clarify some things, the Electronic Frontier Foundation ran some tests to see how video was being throttled/optimized and came to some interesting conclusions. Read more

MetroPCS customers can now use their smartphones in Canada for just $5 per month

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MetroPCS has today revealed that its customers are now able to use their smartphones in Canada for just $5 per month, which is great news as they no longer have to subscribe to the $10 a month World Calling scheme and the $5 monthly Value Bundle for international text messaging. Instead, they can pay a $5 flat fee to use their device just like they would in the US whilst on vacation.

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