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T-Mobile, YouTube Strike Deal for Streaming Without Data Limits

  • Ends dispute over lower-resolution video on Binge On service
  • Video partners can choose to stream in high or low resolution

T-Mobile US Inc. will let users stream YouTube clips without using up their data plans, ending its dispute with one of the largest Internet video providers.

YouTube, part of Alphabet Inc.’s Google division, will manage its own video stream on the No. 3 wireless carrier’s Binge On service, T-Mobile Chief Executive Officer John Legere said in a video post. YouTube had been a holdout, refusing to join the list of companies like Netflix Inc. and Time Warner Inc.’s HBO on Binge On, which streams lower-resolution video without running up subscribers’ data charges. The compromise by T-Mobile addresses one of YouTube’s main concerns -- that the lower-resolution Binge On service might degrade Google’s ad quality.