T-Mobile Partners with Hulu to “Cover up the Stench Left by AT&T’s DirectTV NOW”

Hulu just scored a deal with T-Mobile that will put the streaming service in the hands of thousands of unhappy DirectTV NOW customers. T-Mobile capitalized on the recent technical failings of the DirectTV NOW streaming service and in an email announcing the offer wrote: “T-Mobile Gives a Free Year of Hulu to Cover the Stench of DirecTV NOW.”

Since AT&T launched DirecTV Now, the service has experienced several outages, and users have reported multiple problems accessing the internet-streaming service. And to make matters worse AT&T has refused to provide refunds to DirecTV Now subscribers, so its no wonder T-Mobile is using this opportunity to steal a few customers.

“AT&T spent $67 billion on DirecTV and still couldn’t roll out a streaming service that worked!” T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere said in a prepared statement. “So, every former AT&T customer who took us up on our offer is now on a faster, more advanced network with unlimited data, and they get a free year of Hulu on us.”

But it must be noted that while T-Mobile boasts unlimited data, including video streaming, the wireless carrier caps video from Hulu and other services at standard-definition quality (480p resolution). And though the service is free for a year, T-Mobile said users might be charged for tax.

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