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Last week, as a part of YouTube and T-Mobile’s joint announcement that YouTube was joining Binge On, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a video to help sell the news. During that clip, he made reference to Netflix streaming on T-Mobile that was dropped to DVD-like quality with BingeOn enabled, but noted that the 480p resolution was better than what you would see at AT&T and Verizon, who were only “delivering” content for Netflix at 360p (clip here). The news was somewhat shocking, because no one had heard this before and either assumed Legere was talking out of his ass or knew something no one else knew. As it turns out, he may have had the inside track to information that even Verizon and AT&T weren’t aware of. 

After that video showed, Verizon’s PR crew took to Twitter to attack Legere over the claims, saying that they weren’t throttling Netflix. Legere was quick to point out that he never said they were throttling, only that the content was coming across their network in 360p. You can see the exchange here.

What was he referring to? We think we now know.

Last night, Netflix told the Wall Street Journal that it has been throttling its content through both Verizon and AT&T without their knowledge. In fact, Netflix says that it has been throttling video playback through numerous carriers for five years as a way to protect customers from themselves. They have not been throttling streams at Sprint and T-Mobile because “historically those two companies have had more consumer-friendly policies.” The thought was that Netflix users may have limited data plans and 360p streams could help them extend the use of those data plans or at the very least, not blow through those buckets too quickly.

AT&T is actually pissed about it and probably should be. An AT&T executive said that they are “outraged” to learn that Netflix has been throttling content without letting customers know. Verizon on the other hand, just said that they deliver whatever content providers are providing.

Alongside this acknowledgement from Netflix, the streaming company says that it will soon give customers more control over the quality of stream they see. By May, an update should arrive on the Netflix app with a “data saver” option that will allow customers to raise or lower the quality of streams when on mobile.

Is it just me, or is it not cool of everyone in this wireless industry to try and protect us from ourselves? Warnings and pop-ups and emails and all that are all we need to know about these types of issues. After that, let us make our own mistakes and learn from them.

Via:  Netflix | Wall Street Journal
  • RichFromBX

    I understand how it annoys those with unlimited data but you guys are in the minority now. You can’t really get mad at Netflx because you know there’s an ass out there that would’ve tried to sue that crap out of them saying it was Netflix’s fault that they racked up $1000 in data overages…

    It no doubt sucks but, they have to assume these idiots exist and protect themselves…although, a little proactive communication and tools such as this would’ve kept this from from being a problem.

  • Pamela

    Netflix should have disclosed this information however it was the carrier’s fault for offering horrible data plans that led to them doing this. They wanted customers to use their service and how many people not on unlimited data plans think of their data while streaming? Dealing with data is like balancing your checkbook, unlimited plans need to come back, I don’t mind streaming video being capped at 480p if that’s what it takes.

  • feztheforeigner

    As an unlimited data user I am frequently upset at these companies “protecting” me from something that is non-existent, I have unlimited data. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to turn on WiFi because wouldn’t download its content “to save my data plan”…

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  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    Let me splurge in using my unlimited data on Verizon how I see fit.

  • Brian Menius

    This all reeks of manufactured outrage. If so many of you can tell the difference between 360p and 720p or 1080p, why weren’t you bitching about this when you watched Netflix and knew you were seeing 320p?

    Yeah, exactly…

  • T_Dizzle

    Good thing so many people are watching Netflix on quad hd phones, lol

  • John Kitchen

    This is getting ridiculous. Quit trying to control my content. Give me internet and leave me alone!

  • Manthas

    Until AT&T stops throttling Netflix through U-verse, they’ve got zero leg to stand on here, as they do that without telling their customers also.

  • Cael

    Did Netflix forget us loud and proud Unlimited Data users who always say we have unlimited data any chance we get?

    • Chris Hannan

      Lmao

  • duke69111

    I get whey they do it, but tell us and let us make that choice.

  • Interesting. No throttling on Cricket – and they’re owned by AT&T. I have a tablet I have accidentally streamed (forgot wifi was off) from to my Chromecast but no throttling issues there.

    • SHunter

      That’s because chromecast is not Device to Device. Your chromecast is connected to wifi which in turn reaches out to the service and streams directly from netflix.

  • cromo8

    Good guy Netflix

  • Verizon UDP and I’m never throttled. Not when watching it on the device, not when wireless tethering my device to a chromecast. Full 1080p with no hiccups. NYC.

  • okpud

    I manually changed my playback quality to “High” a long time ago and have never had an issue getting HD playback on my Android tablet or phone over Verizon LTE. I think this is only an issue if you leave your device on the default “Auto” setting. The “high” setting specifically warns you that it can consume up to 3GB/hr when you set it up.

  • Juan C.

    It’s that feature already on Android phones? There a “data saving mode” as well as an “allow HD” section…..

  • BoFiS

    More like protecting consumers from the awful, profit-motivated, decisions of wireless carriers? If everyone just ACTUALLY OFFERED UNLIMITED DATA instead of trying to squeeze more profits from customers by charging for data buckets none of this would be necessary. Kinda glad T-Mobile is getting full-bandwidth from Netflix and that I have UNLIMITED LTE on them 🙂

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      If everyone offered unlimited data you wouldn’t have to worry about throttling because the networks would be slower than molasses in January. LEARN about a topic before posting. But here a question for you. How does a tower with a MAX capacity of 150 Mbps allow for hundreds of people to stream Netflix in 1080p at 6 Mbps? when you can explain how that math works then you’re unlimited data plan for all might work.

      • charles rogers

        why is the tower so shotty?

  • Guest

    Yeah how dare Netflix be the one to reduce data output while ISPs have suddenly decided to set arbitrary data limits and charge you if you go over.

  • David

    Why can’t other companies be like Netflix? Yes, save my data. Quit showing me ads that I don’t care about! Save me

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      Sorry but Netflix should TELL customers they are doing this and give us the OPTION to have our streams throttled or not. Ads are why the content you access if free and not a subscription. You want to pay $5 a month to access every site you visit?

  • Mr.LEGOlize

    “By May, an update should arrive on the Netflix app with a “data saver” option that will allow customers to raise or lower the quality of streams when on mobile”
    I’m on UDP with ATT and have been watching netflix content on my commute at least 2hrs per day on N6. About a month ago, my updated Netflix app presented with “Data Saver” option turned ON by default (a popup announces it, once you start playing video). Has anyone else seen it?

  • JD

    Honestly, as long as Netflix didn’t advertise higher resolutions on mobile, I don’t see a problem. If a content provider wants to throttle their own content its on them. It is a bit different from an ISP throttling content, because it could cause a network advantage for some companies and not others. If its the provider doing the throttling no advantage has been gained from other companies.

    • Daistaar

      Do you not see a little HD icon on videos in your Netflix queue on Mobile? That little HD is advertising a minimum of 720p. They do advertise it on mobile.

  • Mark Snider

    Streaming quality was fine on Verizon for me, so if they were throttling, it wasn’t enough for me to notice

  • TSY87

    nanny-flix. LET ME MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS!! (unlimited data yo!)

  • Jon Parker

    “Is it just me, or is it not cool of everyone in this wireless industry to try and protect us from ourselves? Warnings and pop-ups and emails and all that are all we need to know about these types of issues. After that, let us make our own mistakes and learn from them.”
    -Ditto Federal Gov’t

    • Teaser38

      Well, you deregulate the cellular industry and see what happens then. The balance between well regulated markets and a nanny state is hard.

      • If it is anything like what happened when they deregulated Gas & Electric in my state my GAWD NO!!!!! I’m all for freedom, because you know ‘Merica and all, but some industries see freedom as an excuse to rape and pillage…

        • TC Infantino

          The main problem there is that those are basically monopolies based on location. The same with cable companies. If you live in a specific place, then you are stuck with one provider for your electric, one for natural gas, and one for cable. There really isn’t any competition to keep prices in check.
          Sure you have alternatives, but they are usually lesser quality. You can use solar and wind power to replace the electric company. You can buy tanks and switch your home to propane, then be able to buy your gas from whomever has the best prices. You can drop cable and go to satellite instead, and deal with issues when bad weather causes loss or degraded signal.

          • I agree with this wholeheartedly but even with competition in the wireless space deregulation (they aren’t actually regulated like a utility but for sake of a discussion lets say they had zero govt oversight) is extremely detrimental to the consumer. Imagine if they were allowed to run wild we would have a Netflix fee on top of our Netflix subscription, Go90 as sole video app, and $1000 ETFs. It’s easy to say well “you can switch” but in this dystopian future it’s just follow the leader; just like with unlimited data once the 1st domino fell all the other carriers (more or less) got rid of it too. If left to their own devices I only see carriers giving us the choice between public beheading or firing squad. So I will take a lil regulation in my wireless.

          • TC Infantino

            Oh, I wasn’t arguing against regulation. I completely agree that companies anymore would do everything they could to squeeze every last dime out of their customers if there wasn’t some oversight.

      • Jon Parker

        Not sure we’re talking about the same thing here. An individual app or service throttling quality or speed is not an example of outside regulation. My observation is based on a juxtaposition this article posed. People get all excited when the gov’t tells them it’s acting in their own best interest, regardless of the outcome; but yet get their undies in a wad when another entity does essentially the same thing. Sorry for the soapbox……at least it’s Friday.

  • Lee McLaurin

    Dumped Netflix years ago.

    • Teaser38

      Their original content is awesome and cheaper than HBO.

      • Lee McLaurin

        Don’t have HBO either. LOL

  • Teaser38

    There’s a whole set of Net Neutrality issues. The Netflix issue here is interesting as you don’t see too many cases of content providers gaming the networks for their own interests too often. Somewhat hypocritical as Netflix is shaming ISPs about network priority.
    https://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/country/us/

    • Christopher Ruiz

      I don’t see any Net Neutrality issues here, Netflix isn’t an ISP and doesn’t provide anything but content, they can choose to throttle their video services as much as they want, if I (or anyone else) finds the quality of their videos to be un-watchable I can choose to cancel my service. This is completely different then what TMO is doing and shouldn’t be a Net Neutrality issue as the only service being degraded is their own (it doesn’t affect any other service).

      There may or may not be other issues at play here like false advertising or bait and switch but not Net Neutrality.

  • Ouseph Devassy

    I’m on Verizon, and with the Data Saver option disabled in the Netflix app I get 480p streams at 1050kbps as per the Netflix “Example Short 23.976” title.

    • How did you find that? It no longer comes up in my Netflix search results.

  • deskjob

    To assuage my outrage, I shall toggle the data saver off and binge watch TWD and Daredevil on my phone once the app is outdated. That’ll show Verizon, eh Netflix.

    Hooray Daredevil S2! Wait what are we talking about?

  • no thanks Big Brother

  • gabe1989

    John Legere is the honey badger of CEO’s. i fuggin love it.

  • yummy

    Excuse me while I kick all the dogs in this fight.

  • Tomek G

    In the end it is customer that gets screwed. I don’t mind those optimizations as long as there is a way to turn them off.
    TMO pissed me off with that whole binge-on crap. Finally they made it easy to turn that off so I can enjoy content in HD

    What’s the point of having 4G if you can’t even use it at said speeds?

  • seattle tech

    Btw t-mobile is turning into a slimeball company too. Their prices have increased 100% within the last 2 years and they are purposely delaying marshmallow updates to sell more s7’s

    • rodney11ride

      i dont even know if this is true… but ill go with it. t-mobile’s edge was pricing and “bring-your-own-phone” versatility among other things. while providing (subjectively) less of a 4g service. if they lose the pricing edge they are done. and shenanigans with delays of updates will definitely kill them. with more and more manufactures releasing unlocked phones for your choice of network there second edge is worthless.

    • Zack Kolev

      If timely OS updates is something you care about, Samsung isn’t where you should be in the first place….
      Sent from my Android N plone

      • rodney11ride

        word.

      • seattle tech

        I’m not one that needs timely updates… What I don’t like to see is when an update is ready but is purposely being held back. Got a nexus user here. You need to correct your sent by android N pLONE

        • trixnkix637

          Carrier branded phones are slaves to the carrier process. Nothing new. And nothing that’s going to change.

          • seattle tech

            T-mobile use to make it a priority to try to get out updates first. They have switched to last

    • AC Bro

      If you subscribed to a plan, you got to keep it, no? I have a deal I’m happy with – 5 lines at 10GB each (one line is free).

      Every time T-Mobile has raised my rates, it’s because I was enticed into a bigger bucket at a great deal. I started with five lines on 2.5GB each, moved to 6GB, and now am on 10GB. I’m the only one out of five that uses that much data, but my bill is still cheaper for all five lines at 10GB than I was paying on Verizon for three lines two years ago, so I’m still happy as a pig in excrement. Plus, T-Mo keeps adding more and more free stuff for me. Also, any time I have had a billing issue or any kind of configuration issue, T-Mo has taken care of me 100%.

      Never thought I’d be a T-Mo fanboi after 12 years with Verizon (where I had mostly excellent service as well), but here we are.

      • Jpx

        I 100% agree with you. I put my whole family under me 2 years ago or so. My plan was still the 5GB unlimited for me, and I put the rest of my family on the 3 Gig plan. The total was $210, the less than the price that my mom and sister were paying for 2 phones on Verizon. Then like 2 months ago they had the 14Gig plan a total of $180 for my whole family. So I decided to jump on that. I actually saved money getting unlimited for everyone. I feel like thats a total steal, I’ll never change this plan

        • AC Bro

          I’m so tempted to just move us all to the unlimited. But really, I’d be the only one using it. I pulled my in-laws into my plan as well, saving them about $80 a month for two lines they had on Verizon. They’ve been very happy on T-Mo. T-Mo basically pays for their phones as well (they’re cheap phones, but I get a credit to my EIP each month for the $10 a month).

          I would imagine we’ll be able to stick to these plans as long as we want, or until John Legere isn’t the CEO anymore. He’s basically said that whatever we have we can keep as long as we want.

          AFAIC, T-Mo just keeps pushing the industry in favor of the consumer. I think even AT&T and Verizon customers probably forget what it was like before Legere & Co. started uncarrier. All the other carriers have been dragged kicking and screaming into offering more for their customers. If they decide they need to start charging more for new customers coming to unlimited, I don’t see how that’s slimy.

    • Tyler Durden

      Lol everything is a conspiracy to people

      • dick trickle

        corporations never lie to their little sheep, they absolutely have your best interest at heart not their profits.

    • cromo8

      Ha this is funny, ive seen lower prices than ever before. The only thing ive seen increase was the cost of unlimited data.

      But it becomes cheaper in promotions, I mean $140 for 4 lines everything unlimited is way cheap.

    • michael arazan

      John Legiere is becoming like a grease ball that sells stuff that has “fallen” off the back of trucks, and writes letters to the government in a basement under a bare light bulb

    • JLV90

      individual plans have increased, family promos have also increased but include a lot more data. unlimited data family plan has been lowered.

    • malcmilli

      i think its silly, and find it hard to believe, that someone would drop an $700 on a new phone because their android N update is slightly delayed. In my experience Most ppl upgrade for hardware not software. I know i’d take an S7E on MM over an S6E on android N, for example.

  • seattle tech

    Lol love when big companies fight over twitter. ATT is outraged that
    netflix has been lowering quality so att could have charged for going over your data! 360p vs 480p in 2016!!!

    • Yeah AT&T cares not about the quality they are upset about the lost revenue.

  • trixnkix637

    Everybody saying “unlimited don’t care”, we’re gonna care alot (myself included) when they figure out a way to get us off these grandfathered plans.

    • Ian Case

      It’d be super easy to get people off of grandfathered plans. Just stop offering them. You’re not under contract, so they can simply say ‘its no longer an option’ before next month’s bill. Do nothing and get moved to the equivalent shared data plan, or call us to figure out what would work best for you moving forward. Granted, this would cause people to possibly move to other carriers, but I’m not sure how many.

      • Teaser38

        They’ve been jacking up their prices. Next step is explicitly stating throttling caps, which AT&T has already done.

        • okpud

          Yep, if I remember correctly with Verizon, all Unlimited plans were only offered in the 3G (EVDO) era. I could be wrong, but I think that’s true. They would actually have a solid legal leg to stand on if they provided you grandfathered unlimited data capped at 2.5Mb/s (max ever supported EVDO data rate). After all, when you “signed” the Unlimited monthly data contract, that was the maximum speed available. Nothing in the contract stated the Unlimited data plan would carry over to new network technologies.

          • Daistaar

            Actually, when the HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Charge were released, they were offering unlimited 4GLTE for $30 a month. That’s what most people are trying to hold onto.

      • rodney11ride

        and litigation. carriers are getting sued for throttling when its perfectly legal to do whatever they want. and winning.

        • Dan Letsch

          What litigation? You are not under contract, there is nothing saying they have to let you keep your current rate.

          • rodney11ride

            Ur joking right. You are telling me that they are not scared of anything and haven’t done it yet. Get outa here. Lol

            If it was easy as you said they would have done it years ago.

            I’m not talking about rate… They can raise prices sure. Chaulk it up to increased fees and whatnot. I’m talking about telling customers they have to end the unlimited and put them on another plan.

          • Dan Letsch

            They have not done it cause they don’t want to piss them off too much, just gradually raising rates until it doesn’t make sense, but litigation cause they did not keep the same terms you don’t have a contract for is ridiculous. I am sure some scum bag lawyer will take one to court, but I don’t see it going anywhere.
            I was not saying it is the right thing or that people wouldn’t be pissed, just commenting on you saying there would be litigation when somebody has no contract.

          • MKader17

            Other than people that are on the old school $10/mon unlimited, they are making a pretty penny off unlimited users still.

          • rodney11ride

            Yep. My wife’s phone. Unlimited. Uses about 6 gigs on average. 140$ month. That’s a lot of money.

          • okpud

            Most companies will try a carrot long before a stick. I.E. “Sign up for a new Verizon plan on a one year contract and pay $400 less for that new smartphone!” Most consumers don’t use tens of GB of LTE data a month and see this as a good deal. For the <0.1% who do use tons of data in a grandfathered Unlimited plan, they will slowly choke you out by gradually increasing rates vs. cutting it off completely to avoid bad press.

      • trixnkix637

        Yea but I don’t think they can just reserve the right to deny or change a customer’s service because of their current status. I’m sure legally they can raise prices to kingdom come, but I don’t think they can just say, “well you’re going on to this now because we don’t offer what you have anymore and if you don’t do it, you’re off our network.”

        • okpud

          Off contract (i.e. month to month) plans work both ways. If you are not under contract, and I believe most grandfathered unlimited plans (like Verizon) are not, they would legally only have to give you notice for the current month you paid for. Just like when you are off contract you can change carriers at any time without a fine, they too can drop your plan, forcing you to pay more or their disconnect service. Contract protections/freedoms work both ways. Verizon (and others) only guaranteed unlimited data plans for the duration of the last unlimited data plan contract a customer agreed to.

          • UnlmtedForever

            Still locked into a contract with unlimited data here, Used the BestBuy Method on Amazon and got a G3 for .01 and kept my unlimited. Hoping I can do it again and plus I thought with the increase to unlimited you could now keep your contract if you took device payment plan or something?

            I think Verizon knows the second they end Unlimited they will lose a good chunk of customers to people going to other carriers that provide it.

  • Drooblz

    I’d be curious to see if that applied to AT&T U-Verse as well, even though it sounds like it’s mainly mobile. I would always have buffering and slow response from Netflix and once I switched to Comcast (one devil for another) it’s been a lot better.

    • SchwannyT

      It got better on Comcast because they have already been sued and lost for doing this to their customers. Remember Freedom aint free, and rights are not guaranteed. Your results may vary.

    • Teaser38

      U-Verse is just a now backwards stop-gap ADSL technology. My in-laws only can get U-Verse being in a semi-rural area and it is slow (3 Mbps) even though they pay for a couple tiers up.

  • trixnkix637

    Anybody else find it ironic and simultaneously scary that the wireless providers had no knowledge of this?

    • Tyler Durden

      Yeah I’m sure they didnt…surrrrrreeeeeee didn’t know.

      • trixnkix637

        Netflix acknowledged doing it without carrier consent or knowledge soooo what conspiracy theory are you getting at?

      • Johny M

        Maybe ATT execs don’t use ATT as a provider.

    • michael arazan

      I don’t think the itemize your data, that’s what the Gov did with meta data. They just want you eating as much data and using as many of their services as possible.

  • IgotGAME

    Unlimited data don’t care…Roku stick in my truck with Netflix running using my Tethered phone….never really paid attention to it though because well…it is my truck…I use Time Warner Cable app more anyway for Live TV because you can’t get enough sports at home so why not watch them in the truck.

  • denlem

    Kinda like Samsung and LG protecting us by not allowing you to adopt storage in the S7 and G5. Let us make the choices.

  • mcdonsco

    Not surprised.

    We’ve actually been finding Hulu to be far better than Netflix in most ways. There’s only a couple things that are Netflix only and not Hulu that we’ve found. Been considering killing our Netflix account as a result; even though we’re cord cutters and don’t do regular TV (except in one room, it was dirt cheap for one DVR with our internet, so we have that for local lives news etc).

    • Ryan

      That’s interesting because we’ve almost always had the exact opposite experience. Rarely have any issues with Netflix but Hulu more often will have buffering issues or will be unable to connect. I always wondered why Netflix would always load faster and seem smoother and it may have been because of the lower resolution, we primarily use a tablet for our son to watch shows when traveling so I didn’t pay much attention to the actual resolution being streamed.

      • mcdonsco

        Well we’re always streaming at full HD on our TVs and both Netflix and Hulu have buffering issues despite our 150mb connection… nothing major but definitely noticeable.

    • h4rr4r

      Advertising means Hulu is useless to me.

      • noadsforme

        The have a non-advertisement option. I use it and like it.

        • h4rr4r

          Which still has ads on some shows.

      • mcdonsco

        Couple bucks more and no ads

        • h4rr4r

          Not true. They still have adds on some shows even with hulu plus.

  • Daniel Russell

    Oh snap. I don’t ever stream Netflix on lte anymore, but I just tried it and it was awful.

  • liquidamber5

    I agree wholeheartedly. I’m annoyed by presets that assume I don’t have unlimited data, but it’s at least something I can change. Beyond that, I don’t need the coddling.

  • James_75

    The liberals among us should love that Netflix has tried to protect us from ourselves. lmao

    • The Doctor

      Lame.

      • James_75

        Yes, yes they are.

        • The Doctor

          No. Your comment was lame.

          • James_75

            You must be one. Lame.

          • rodney11ride

            this ^^^ lmao

    • liquidamber5

      The conservatives among us should love that there are no regulations to prevent this BS.

      • The Doctor

        ^^This^^

      • James_75

        To prevent Netflix from controlling the speed of their data tranfer rates? Nope, just means that I’m even happier I ditched Netflix long ago. If you don’t like the practices of a company you don’t need regulation, you need to grow a pair and quit buying stuff from them. If they have committed fraud then you need government (courts) to intervene. Netflix can do whatever their little hearts desire so long as it doesn’t violate their terms of service. I’m not a conservative either.. They are just as much the proponents of big govt as the liberals seem to be just with slightly different agendas.

  • The Doctor

    Who streams Netflix using data? Don’t people know what WiFi is?

    • *raises hand*

      I have unlimited data. Even my home internet is LTE.

      • The Doctor

        …most of us don’t have unlimited data. I have 3GB/month and I don’t even use 1GB because I’m always near WiFi.

        • I realize I am in the minority, but there still exist unlimited plans on Sprint and T-Mobile.

          • Ian Case

            Doesn’t T-Mobile still throttle their unlimited after 3, 4 or 5GB depending on the plan?

          • Unfortunately, yes. Still better than overages, IMO, but that’s a matter of preference.

          • tmob

            27GB

    • Grits n Gravy

      What if I am at a hotel, airport, or somewhere with crap or paid Wifi and want to watch Netflix or Hulu?

      I’m on unlimited so I don’t care about usage.

    • Ryan

      We do, well I should say our son does.

    • Suicide_Note

      Public transportation doesn’t have WiFi where I live, nor do some places like a doctor’s/dentist’s office, car dealership, etc.

    • Daniel Thomas

      Wifi is not at the gym, on the bus, nor free at most airports, therefore data wins anywhere outside of the house.

      • The Doctor

        I have free wifi at my gym.

        • Daniel Thomas

          Fantastic!!!! I am proud of you. However, not everyone does.

          • The Doctor

            If you’re watching Netflix while at the gym, you’re using the gym wrong.

          • Daniel Thomas

            So, I can’t watch Netflix while running on the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike? Damn, then all these manufactures of the equipment putting in TVs and phone hookups must be wasting their money.

            The point of this non sense, is that there are some people in the world that watch Netflix off wifi, and are not as fortunate as you to have wifi everywhere they go. So, there are people that stream Netflix over data, and we would appreciate it if it wasn’t throttled.

          • The Doctor

            If you’re able to watch Netflix while working out, you’re not working out hard enough. In fact, why are you even at the gym at that point?

          • Daniel Thomas

            How does watching Netflix affect a person running in the treadmill? You are just arguing to argue. Real productive. Instead of talking about the issue of people don’t always have wifi available when they watch netflix.

          • The Doctor

            My point stands.

    • TC Infantino

      Well, I would guess those of us who want to watch while we are away from any available WiFi.

  • Eric R.

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    • Miguel

      But it was Nexflix that complaint before saying that Verizon was throttling them, now they’re the ones doing it, this freaking companies are driving me nuts.

      Let us make our own choices, after all we’re paying you a pretty penny…unless you’re on Tmobile and got the S6 and S7, that’s two free years of Nexflix.

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        That was VZW FiOS, not wireless.

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