This probably won't last long, so try it out now if you want or just laugh at the way telco providers completely ignore net neutrality while the debate rages on in courts and government. It seems that T-Mobile does not count any data used in a speed test against your monthly bill, likely because customers on limited data might become quite irate at a T-Mobile tech blowing through their monthly data. A bright young kid has found a way to take advantage of this, he discovered any media sent from any folder labelled "/speedtest" will not count against monthly data limits and set up a proxy to allow anyone take advantage of this feature.
Drop by Slashdot for more information as well as their usual reasoned and well thought our discussion below the story, which may or may not contain numerous other ways to circumvent providers attempts at hiding the ways they circumvent their own billing for data usage.
"Ajit writes that he then created a proxy server that allows users to access any site with this method. All a T-Mobile user has to do is go to this page and input any URL they want to visit. "Just like that, I now had access to data throughout the T-Mobile network without maintaining any sort of formal payments or contract," Ajit wrote on Medium. "Just my phone's radios talking to the network's radios, free of any artificial shackles."
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I’ve never really been able
I’ve never really been able to accept the idea of data caps. Smartphones have really lowered people’s standards in almost every area of computing
too bad it already doesn’t
too bad it already doesn’t work:
Heroku | No such app
There is no app configured at that hostname.
Perhaps the app owner has renamed it, or you mistyped the URL.
Or perhaps T-Mobile noticed
Or perhaps T-Mobile noticed all the media attention?
T-Mobile is going to lose my
T-Mobile is going to lose my pre-paid business because they do not sell any new flip-phones! My T-mobile Samsung Filp-phone is getting long in the tooth and I do not want or need any smart phone! So there goes 5 1/2 years of T-mobile pre-paid business just because of the lack of a flip phone replacement sold at a brick and mortar T-mobile store! Way to lose customers T-mobile! Smart phones are a scam! I’ll never pay more for a phone than a laptop! ESAD John Legere you F-ing SOB!
Flip Phones RULE!
Cant you bring any unlocked
Cant you bring any unlocked ohone to TMobile prepaid? Just grab one off of amazon and swap in the SIM card from your old flip phone. That or go to Straight Talk or Walmart Family Mobile I think also has flip phones and they use the tmobile network…