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Issue with the Binge on

  • 29 March 2016
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Hello, recently i heard about the binge on thing and so I went to my account and enable it. I watched couple of tv episodes on Netflix and I thought it wouldn't use any of my data but when I check back, it wasted around 200MB of my internet data. Can domeone explain to me why? I have a note 3 btw.

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Best answer by tidbits 30 March 2016, 03:41

That's where you have a problem.  You need to be on the 3GB or higher plan in order for it to not count against your data.

Binge On FAQs

How do I get it on my device? If I turn it off, can I turn it back on?

You don't have to do anything to get Binge On. With most T-Mobile plans, Binge On is already enabled automatically, so the resolution of your videos will be optimized to DVD-resolution and your high-speed data will last up to 3 times longer for video, unless a provider chooses to opt-out. And, if you’re on a qualifying 3 GB or higher T-Mobile plan and you’re streaming video from a participating provider, it doesn’t count against your high-speed data bucket.

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Exactly what plan do you have? There is a date plan requirement. You need a 3GB or higher for it not to count your data for phones and 6GB for hotspot iirc. If you do not all it does it force 480P video which uses 1/3 the usage from the sources.

I have Simple Choice Family Plan with free talk and text and the Internet goes up to 2.5GB

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That's where you have a problem.  You need to be on the 3GB or higher plan in order for it to not count against your data.

Binge On FAQs

How do I get it on my device? If I turn it off, can I turn it back on?

You don't have to do anything to get Binge On. With most T-Mobile plans, Binge On is already enabled automatically, so the resolution of your videos will be optimized to DVD-resolution and your high-speed data will last up to 3 times longer for video, unless a provider chooses to opt-out. And, if you’re on a qualifying 3 GB or higher T-Mobile plan and you’re streaming video from a participating provider, it doesn’t count against your high-speed data bucket.

Since I'm not in a 3GB or higher data plan, it'll use 1/3 of the data?

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Yes as it it streams at 480P and compressed so it uses less data than it would normally.

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