T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced Binge On. It's basically Music Freedom for video and gives customers unlimited video streaming that doesn't count against their plan's high-speed data allotment.
With Binge On video streams are compressed and reduced to 480p quality which T-Mobile says uses only a third as much data as unoptimized video. Binge On is enabled by default on all Simple Choice plans but users can disable it if they don't want their video degraded and are OK with it counting against their high-speed data allowance.
Binge On unlimited free video streaming will be included with all Simple Choice Plans that come with 3 GB or more of high-speed data, including $60 month and higher Simple Choice Prepaid plans. Simple Choice customers on plans with less than 3 GB of high speed data get the data saving benefits of Binge On (unless they opt out) their but video streaming does count against their high speed data allowance.
Binge On will launch November 15 for new Simple Choice customers and November 19 for current customers. At launch Binge On will support the following video streaming services:
In addition to free streaming, Binge On includes discounts on a couple of paid services. All Simple Choice customers get a 30% discount on the first 12 months of Sling if they sign up for Sling through T-Mobile. Customers on Simple Choice plans with unlimited high speed data, including the $80/month Simple Choice Prepaid plan, also get one free movie rental per month from Vudu.
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