T-Mobile USA in Talks for Data-Free Facebook Video Streaming

T-Mobile USA customers who are part of its Binge On program may soon be able to stream Facebook video without running up their data bills.

T-Mobile USA customers who are part of its Binge On program may soon be able to stream Facebook video without running up their data bills.

Ina Fried of Re/code reported that Facebook and T-Mobile have been in discussion to add videos from the social network to the wireless carrier’s Binge On offerings.

According to Fried, there is a trade-off involved: Binge On customers view video from partners including Netflix, HBO, ESPN and YouTube in less-than-HD quality.

There are also some technical hurdles to overcome in terms of ensuring that T-Mobile properly identifies video streams from Facebook, Fried reported.

Readers: Would you agree to view videos from Facebook in a lower-quality format in exchange for not having them count toward your data charges?

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