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T-Mobile's unlimited Netflix perk has a big catch

T-Mobile's unlimited Netflix perk has a big catch
photo courtesy of BingeOn

If you thought it was too good to be true, you were right ... for now. Do you remember last month when T-Mobile announced that users would be able to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO and more without it counting against your data plan?

The program is called BingeOn and there's more to it than meets the eye. Yes, users can stream video services for free, however the quality leaves a LOT to be desired - the videos stream at 480p. To put that into perspective, most phones and tablets today support at least 1080p resolutions, and sometimes higher.

Some frustrated users have taken to Twitter to voice their angry opinions. However, users that want to stream in higher quality can, but it will count against their data plan.

Business Insider notes that T-Mobile most likely did this in order to make sure the streams go uninterrupted when viewers are watching. With lower quality, more streams will reach more people. T-Mobile will most likely improve the quality over time, but for right now, it just wants to make sure the streams work without a major problem like an outage.

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