• YouTube + other services added to BingeOn!

    Hey guys!

    John Legere made a major announcement today via Twitter. Long story short, more services have been added including Fox Business, Discovery and YouTube!

    You can read all about it here: https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news/b...mped-again.htm

    What are your thoughts on this? Like or dislike?

    Personally I think it's good but also shows that TMO is moving away from unlimited data at a slow pace. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: YouTube + other services added to BingeOn! started by DiamondLink View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. 2400zr's Avatar
      2400zr -
      How does this show T-mobile is moving away from unlimited data? They always planned to include YouTube, but had some technical coding issues to overcome.
    1. kb7qdi's Avatar
      kb7qdi -
      YouTube is already configurable via settings in the app. I also see that Netflix has a low bandwidth setting when it recognizes that the phone is using carrier data.

      I like what T-Mobile is doing with Binge On. I especially like that T-Mobile is creating real competition and innovation, forcing the other carriers to do more than collect money from their customers.
    1. DiamondLink's Avatar
      DiamondLink -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2400zr View Post
      How does this show T-mobile is moving away from unlimited data? They always planned to include YouTube, but had some technical coding issues to overcome.
      This I already knew. But think of it in this sense - "if all of these services are zero rated, why would I need unlimited data"

      I think that's what's going to happen in the future. There's been speculation ever since the whole Uncarrier contract thing. Of course, I have no evidence on this but is my own thoughts.
    1. Shakezula84's Avatar
      Shakezula84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DiamondLink View Post
      This I already knew. But think of it in this sense - "if all of these services are zero rated, why would I need unlimited data"

      I think that's what's going to happen in the future. There's been speculation ever since the whole Uncarrier contract thing. Of course, I have no evidence on this but is my own thoughts.
      I agree that the uncontract thing made it super obvious.
    1. p6B5Nm5b's Avatar
      p6B5Nm5b -
      So much for all the net neutrality arguments, Binge On looks like a success and has even added former critic YouTube!

      https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news/binge-on-amped-again.htm
    1. Nardva's Avatar
      Nardva -
      It looks like content providers not part of Binge On will have the option to opt out since their data is not zero rated. Also YouTube is the first content provider that will optimize on their end instead of T-Mobile doing the optimization.
    1. gwite's Avatar
      gwite -
      Yea!!!!!! !
    1. hpark21's Avatar
      hpark21 -
      Dang... I wish I had Binge On.. With only 2.5GB, I am 500MB short of having it. When they doubled the data on 1GB regular plan, they should have added 1GB to my so called "promo" plan as well IMHO.

      Oh well, it is still a good deal for me so can't really complaint - but I am doing it right now so go figure..
    1. 2400zr's Avatar
      2400zr -
      It doesn't look like the press release addresses net neutrality, but the plan was always to add YouTube. T-mobile had to overcome some technical limitations before YouTube could be added.
    1. 2400zr's Avatar
      2400zr -
      Also, this is a duplicate thread. The other thread is 4 threads down.
    1. rixos's Avatar
      rixos -
      Even att brought back unlimited data so I don't think tmobile is going to walk away from unlimited. John is doing a great jo so far with tmobile and already stress tested the network for three months with unlimited data for everyone prettymuch so... Why walk away...
    1. PACWEST's Avatar
      PACWEST -
      NICE!!
    1. fraydog's Avatar
      fraydog -
      It's a move in the right direction. While the Net Neutrality issues aren't completely mitigated, and I'm sure some will still complain, it is a win for consumers and video providers. I'm OK with BingeOn in its current form.

      Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    1. kevink1's Avatar
      kevink1 -
      Tricky. When I signed up for T-Mobile, I signed up for 5GB, and had free. When I dropped to 2GB, I saw I still had Bing On, so thought it was still free

      Not that it matters for me. My iPad Mini is on an unlimited ATT plan, so if I watch video, I'll just use the bigger screen anyway.
    1. b1geast's Avatar
      b1geast -
      Very cool. T-Mobile continues to differentiate their product from competitors. I really wish Sprint would suck it up and offer the same thing. We need more competition against Verizon and AT&T.
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