Ahead of T-Mobile's tenth Uncarrier event, a saucy rumor has emerged to steal the show's thunder. T-Mobile's latest game-changing move will entail allowing subscribers to stream Netflix and HBO content without counting against their mobile data plans, if reports are true.
It's a rumor, but it comes from a renown leaker. T-Mobile has made a similar move in the past with music streaming services and this is just the type of news the wireless carrier likes to save for its Uncarrier events during which it offers new evidence of its role as a disruptor in the wireless industry.
Leaker Evan Blass asserts that T-Mobile is about to disassociate the data spent on video streaming services from the subscriber's allotment for mobile Internet.
T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015
T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 event is scheduled for Nov. 10, so we will know soon enough if the self-styled "uncarrier" is planning to give consumers wide open lanes to some of the industry's top video streaming services.
At Uncarrier 9, T-Mobile targeted business customers in offering one flat rate be it for organization's large or small. T-Mobile CEO John Legere said it was going to treat business customers as fair as consumer accounts.
Meanwhile, at UnCarrier 8, the wireless carrier announced rollover data. Like rollover minutes, unused data doesn't dissolve at the end of the month.
"Can you imagine your gas station siphoning unused gas from your car each month? The U.S. wireless industry is even worse," said Legere.
When considering all of T-Mobile's recent "uncarrier" moves and its Music Freedom service, the information from Blass does not appear to be far-fetched at all. Announced at Uncarrier 6, T-Mobile's Music Freedom service allows subscribers to stream music from select apps without counting against their data plans.
"When the big 'carriers' look at music, they see an opportunity to use someone's passion to make a buck," said Legere in the summer of 2014. "When the Un-carrier looks at music, we see an opportunity to set customers free from the tolls and limitations those carriers impose."