Aug 13 AT 12:49 PM Dima Aryeh 12 Comments

T-Mobile to throttle unlimited data users who engage in P2P file sharing


T-Mobile may offer unlimited data, but even though you can get all the data that you want, its uses can be limited. If you use your mobile data connection for torrenting or other peer-to-peer file sharing, you may find yourself throttled with no one but yourself to blame.

T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile's Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile customers. Beginning August 17, T-Mobile will begin to address customers who are conducting activities outside of T-Mobile's T&CsT-Mobile

Some people may cry foul at T-Mobile for throttling its customers based on usage scenarios, and while it’s not exactly ideal, it’s technically fair. You signed a contract and you’ll need to abide by it, and P2P activity is not allowed by T-Mobile. Unfortunately, a lot of P2P file sharing is perfectly legal and encouraged by media creators.

This new rule applies to those on the old $70 unlimited plan and new the $80 Simple Choice plan. If I were you, I wouldn’t start torrenting on T-Mobile’s mobile network, because it might just land you in some hot water. It’s really too bad that P2P sharing has such a dirty reputation since it’s a great way to quickly and easily share files in a perfectly legal manner.

Via: Android Central

Source: TmoNews

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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