T-Mobile is known for making controversial moves, but one that’s been garnering quite a bit of attention is Binge On. Binge On is T-Mobile’s program that allows customers to stream video from select sources without chewing into data allotments.
Today, T-Mobile announced that it’s adding four new service to Binge On. These video services include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network. Streaming video from these services will no longer impact data allotments.
Binge One has ruffled some feathers, however. One issue is that T-Mobile works to prevent network clogs by lowering the streaming quality of video services, even if they aren’t a part of Binge One. For example, Google found that T-Mobile was lowering the quality of YouTube streaming, even though YouTube isn’t a part of Binge On. To help avoid the negative impact, T-Mobile has introduced simple short codes to allow users to toggle whether Binge On is active or not. As such, users can enter a short code into their dialer to toggle the service on and off.
Here’s a list of the new short codes to change settings:
- #BNG# (#264#) and hit send to check your Binge On settings
- #BOF# (#263#) to toggle Binge On off
- #BON# (#266#) to toggle Binge On on
The larger issue at hand is the threat that Binge On poses to net neutrality. T-Mobile has raised eyebrows on net neutrality before with services like Music Freedom, but Binge On continues the company’s trend. The company has drawn flack for its controversial moves against net neutrality, but as of right now, it doesn’t appear as though it’s planning to make any changes to its game plan.
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