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 LTE plans if they see that the data is being used to access peer-to-peer file sharing networks, enforcing their customer terms & conditions.

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