T-Mobile announces Netflix, HBO Go, Sling TV, ShowTime, Hulu, ESPN and others will no longer count against plans' data usage
T-mobile in the USA have dropped a pretty big bomb in the world of Mobile announcing that popular streaming platforms wont count against your data usage. The new plan is called “Binge On” and will be available from November 15th.
With Binge On™ and a qualifying rate plan, watch unlimited video without hitting your data bucket. Services include:
Major League Baseball
Fox Sports GO
You may still need to subscribe to the services and pay some of your hard earned cash but it’s nice to know you can be on the bus, train or anywhere with a decent data connection and indulge in your video viewing habbits.
"Powered by new technology built in to T-Mobile’s network, Binge On optimizes video for mobile screens, minimizing data consumption while still delivering DVD or better quality (e.g. 480p or better),"
the company said.
"That means more reliable streaming for services that stream free with Binge On, and for almost all other video it means T-Mobile Simple Choice customers can watch up to three times more video from their data plan."
The list of music streaming services included as FREE usage against data plans so far includes.
Samsung Milk Music
Mad Genius Radio
At first thoughts this might sound bonkers but what if T-Mobile were capping data usage speed for these services, just enough to give a great experience but also managing their networks at the same time.
ArsTechnica has an article saying that video will be capped at 480p