Directv streaming "data free" on AT&T

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  1. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    just saw a commercial about this new deal they have where not only do you get "unlimited" data by being a wireless and tv subscriber, but now your streaming of directv doesn't count against your data.

    Is this the future without net neutrality?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    T-Mobile has been doing it with net neutrality so what's the difference? AT&T is just doing it with something they happen to own.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you're on unlimited data then weather direct tv data counts or not should matter right?
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    There's a 22gb cap than you "could" (keyword) be throttled for the rest of the billing cycle
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Right, on busy cell towers during peak times.
    So maybe they mean this direct tv data streaming doesn't count at all towards that soft cap.
     
  6. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I understood from the ad.

    The difference between what Tmo is doing is that they are allowing you to limit bandwidth usage of streaming services to 480p. These services are not owned by tmobile. And as far as I know, tmobile doesnt get any compensation from youtube for example.

    With AT&T they're saying "oh you want to use netflix? that'll count against your data, but use one of our other services and it wont!"
     
  7. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

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    Do they let you keep your hotspot with unlimited?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, now you're asking for too much.
    This is AT&T we're talking about :D
     
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  10. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

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    Exactly
     

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