T-Mobile Reportedly Unveiling Free Video Streaming at Un-carrier Event
The Un-carrier X event, set for Nov. 10, will follow previous Un-carrier events, which have brought unlimited music streaming and more.
T-Mobile's announcement of its next big thing for its customers will happen Nov. 10 in Los Angeles at its Un-carrier X event, and already the rumors are beginning about what the mobile carrier is preparing to unveil. T-Mobile itself hasn't given any hints or details about what is to come, but well-known news tipster Evan Blass, whose Twitter name is @evleaks, wrote in an Oct. 29 post on Twitter that T-Mobile is poised to announce a free, unlimited video streaming capability for customers, similar to what the carrier already began offering following its Music Freedom Un-carrier 6 event in June 2014. "T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high-speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc.," Blass wrote in his tweet. Later, he followed the original post with a caveat: "Speaking with someone else, this seems to actually just allow unlimited video on 4G without making you churn through LTE data first," he added.
Of course, none of this will be known for sure until T-Mobile delivers its news on Nov. 10, but when has that ever stopped rumors from starting and circulating?
In a reply to an email inquiry from eWEEK about the Un-carrier X rumors, Janice Kapner, T-Mobile senior vice president of corporate communications, wrote: "There are always rumors ahead of our Un-carrier events, and it's part of the fun—we love it! We can't wait to shake up the wireless industry, yet again, with Un-carrier X on November 10th—stay tuned!"T-Mobile likes to call itself the Un-carrier because it says it does the things that traditional carriers won't try. In the last few years, T-Mobile's Un-carrier events have ended mobile contracts for consumers, removed overage charges and brought more innovations for customers.