So I recently switched to the T-Mobile 55+ plan which gives me unlimited data. I'm aware that the plan doesn't support binge-on, but due to not watching that many videos off of data it doesn't matter to me that much. However, whenever I turn the resolution in youtube up above 480p I get tons of buffering, and if I download an app that tracks download and upload usage I find that for some reason my video download speed is capped at about 1.6 mb/s, which is about the same (1.5 mb/s) that binge-on caps you at.
I've verified that this is not in fact t-mobile's network being slow (if I visit a website I see spikes over 20 mb/s) and isn't youtube throttling me (the limit data when on cellular setting is off and I've tested on my home wifi, where speeds are fine), so my conclusion is that it must be t-mobile. T-mobile said they wouldn't throttle your video if binge-on is off: however, I can't even turn on binge-on yet it seems like I'm being throttled. Is there some sort of a glitch or am I just doing something wrong?
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T-Mobile One plans don't include Binge-On. All T-Mobile one sets videos to 480 and you have to add the One Plus addon.
- All video streaming quality is limited to 480p
- Tethering is limited to 512 kbps (3G speeds)
- Smartphone and tablet usage is prioritized over mobile hotspot usage, so you may notice slower speeds if you are tethering
- If you go over 50GB of data in a month, your data speeds may be throttled when you are in congested areas