For John Legere, T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO, it was just another day at the office. For some of those crazies out there that think big brother isn’t watching that “unlimited” data plan that you are running your torrents off of, well, it’s the end of the line for you and your file sharing. Last night, Legere took to social media and called out some of the users of the T-Mobile network that were skirting the system to get unlimited tethering or that are using enough data to power a Orange Is The New Black party for an entire neighborhood. No matter what they were doing with the massive amounts of data, they have now been put on notice.
In his release, Legere made the following statement, “I’m not in this business to play data cop, but we started this wireless revolution to change the industry for good and to fight for consumers. I won’t let a few thieves ruin things for anyone else. We’re going to lead from the front on this, just like we always do. Count on it!” He also mentioned that there are going to be 3,000 users on the first batch of targeting and that some users were using as much as 2GB (2000MB) or 8 times the amount of data as Comcast/Xfinity’s old data cap on home broadband service.
The fact that users would consider abusing a data system so terribly only goes to show what some people deem as ‘unlimited’ and why so many of the carriers had to do away with full speed data plans. We love the fact that the outspoken CEO is coming out against the ‘data thieves’ that would compromise the networks of his company. This ensures that unlimited plans will remain protected for those that do not abuse the system like the people in question. That said, if you are a T-Mo customer that is abusing the system, get ready to get throttled. There was no mention of a get out of jail system for the abusers in question, but you can be sure that there will be some vocal people complaining about this on social media in no time.