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T-Mobile clarifies stance on throttling unlimited data customers


T-Mobile on Thursday assured customers that it will not be enforcing broad unlimited data throttling across its network, but rather will be slowing down only select users that are in violation of company policies. 

For instance, someone that is using their smartphone as a dedicated server or engaging in large peer-to-peer file sharing is considered in violation of T-Mobile’s terms and conditions and, thus, will soon be subject to throttling.

While this news is much the same as what we heard yesterday, T-Mobile is out to ensure that regular customers using their smartphones for acceptable activities do not falsely assume that they will soon be throttled as well.

Per Re/code:

“There’s no limit on data,” said T-Mobile marketing chief Mike Sievert. “People can use it as much as they want on their smartphone.”

In related news, T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge as a charitable cause to raise awareness and donations towards the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

A number of other top executives in the tech industry have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, including Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s head Satya Nadella.

Legere challenged the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to participate as well.

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