T-Mobile will throttle data on unlimited LTE users if data is used for P2P sharing

A new report says that T-Mobile will soon begin to throttle data speeds for customers who are signed up on its unlimited 4G/LTE plans if they see that the data is being used to access peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

Tmonews states they received an internal email sent to T-Mobile staff members which states:

"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&Cs"

The story points out that the only customers that will be affected by the new policy will be those that are signed up for T-Mobile's old $70 unlimited plan or the current $80 Simple Choice plan. Those customers who are found to be accessing those P2P networks will be given a warning by T-Mobile, but if that kind of activity persists, the wireless provider will slow down their data speeds.

What do you think of T-Mobile's plan to throttle some of its heavy data users?

Source: Tmonews

John Callaham