T-Mobile’s throttling policy continues to bring up questions

August 15, 2014
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t-mobile-music-legere ReCode

Two days ago, we reported that T-Mobile was beginning to warn and throttle customers with unlimited data plans who were using P2P/Torrent programs.

Now, ReCode has spoken¬†to a T-Mobile representative who has tried to clarify this throttling policy. According to the clarification, T-Mobile is only going to be warning/throttling a “small number of customers using the service in violation of company policies.”

Basically, T-Mobile doesn’t want people using their network for “large-scale” peer-to-peer file sharing. According to T-Mobile, they¬†will not be¬†throttling heavy users¬†and those¬†customers paying for totally unlimited service on their phone¬†will be getting such unlimited service.

‚ÄúWe are planning to reach out to them and let them know and help them change.¬†There‚Äôs no limit on data. People can use it as much as they want on their smartphone[s].‚ÄĚ - ReCode, Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert

So, there are no limits and you can use it as much as you want. Except, you can’t use it to tether or use a number of perfectly legal P2P programs because that would put too much of a strain on the network.

But this isn’t about data!

Maybe this is nit-picking but the definition of unlimited means:

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