Video is the number one way people use wireless data, with Binge On we are setting video free. No Overages. Ever!
Binge On is automatically enabled so your data will stretch up to 3 times further when you are streaming video, unless a provider chooses to opt-out. If you disable Binge On, video-streaming will no longer be optimized; video resolution will default to the highest available based on the streaming service (e.g., HD), but this will also result in your 4G LTE data being consumed faster, and all video streaming will count towards your high-speed data. Of course, you are free to disable Binge On at any time, and then enable it again whenever you like.
Before you make a change to your Binge On status, stop any video streams.
First, to determine if Binge On is enabled, simply use your phone to dial #BNG# (#264#). If Binge On is enabled, you should see this message: “Binge On is currently enabled. To disable dial #263#” Just follow the on-screen instructions to disable Binge On. You can dial #BNG# anytime to determine if Binge On is activated on your device.
Shortcuts: Dial #BON# (#266#) to enable Binge On, or #BOF# (#263#) to disable Binge On.
If you make a change, you should see a message that confirms your request.
Just go to My.T-Mobile.com and, once you’ve logged in, simply enable or disable Binge On by turning it ON/OFF directly from the home page.
To manage your Binge On settings directly from your device using our app:
Open the app. If you don't have it, download it now. Scroll down to the Binge On tile. Select Change settings. Select Media Settings.
Note: You might have to log in again.
Under Binge On, select if you want it to be ON or OFF.
After you make any changes to your Binge On status, simply start (or re-start) your video stream.
You still benefit with Binge On! When Binge On is enabled, you’ll get all the benefits of unlimited video streaming on your smartphone, and when you use your phone as a mobile hotspot you can stream YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN, Showtime, Starz and other participating services for free, without counting against your Smartphone Mobile Hotspot. And, you’ll receive one free movie rental a month from VUDU–as long as you have Binge On enabled–starts in January.
Absolutely nothing. It’s another included Un-carrier benefit at no extra charge! Every Simple Choice customer can watch up to 3 times more video with your data plan with Binge On enabled. If you have 3GB of data or more, stream from your favorite steaming services like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN, Showtime, Starz and more for free, without using your 4G LTE data. The more data you have the more benefits you get.
Yes. We are continuing to add more providers. If providers meet technical requirements, we’ll investigate the feasibility of adding them. No one pays to join and no money is exchanged. T-Mobile will review all submissions to ensure identification of video stream and technical requirements, including optimization for mobile viewing. T-Mobile is committed to maximizing YOUR choice and providing access to as many great providers as possible, click to learn more.
Yes, you can stream unlimited video from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN, Showtime, Starz and more without ever using your 4G LTE data and you’ll get up to 3 times more video streaming from your data when streaming video on almost all other services with Binge On enabled. Binge On works great to stream video to your tablet or even when you use your tablet as a hotspot to watch a movie on your laptop.
It looks great. Binge On optimizes video quality for smartphone screens. It provides a great DVD-quality experience (typically 480p or better) which can also minimize buffering and maximize quality while using a fraction of the data. But it is your choice. If you want a higher resolution data experience, you can always choose to turn off Binge On; however, you will no longer have the ability to stream for free from participating streaming services, or have video optimized for your smartphone screen resulting in higher usage of your high speed data.
For best performance, leave any video streaming application set to its default resolution setting, as most video applications will automatically adapt to Binge On. Attempting to set your video streaming service to a specific resolution while Binge On is enabled may degrade performance and lead to buffering. If you want to view video at a specified resolution you can disable Binge On and turn it back on when you like.
If you stream through Wi-Fi or domestic roaming, your resolution defaults to the highest available based on the Internet service provider or domestic roaming partner.
Yes, if you migrated to our latest version of Data Stash you can take advantage of Binge On and you can stash up to 20GB for up to 12 months.
Because video streams free from your favorite video streaming services and almost all other video streaming is optimized so you can watch up to 3 times more video with your data plan, we think it will be hard to run out of data. But if you do, you will first draw from your Data Stash. If you exhaust your Data Stash your data, including all video streaming, will be slowed to 2G speeds, but you’ll never get hit by an overage. EVER!
Yes. Data usage that may not count against your plan’s high-speed data bucket, like Binge On data, still counts towards your overall data usage. This doesn’t affect your bill and you’ll never see data overage charges. This is used to determine whether you fall into a small percentage of ultra-heavy network users, and ensure the best possible network experience for all users. This policy is explained on our Open Internet page.
Yes, with T-Mobile, families never share data. Each family member gets their own ability to Binge On. Families can experience Binge On benefits automatically and control settings for each line independently.
Yes, Binge On is a benefit included in all T-Mobile rate plans including @Work plans. If you have 3GB data plan or higher you will be able to stream video through YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN and more without it counting against your high-speed data. Businesses can choose to enable or disable Binge On for each line independently or the entire account and every line on the account will be eligible for the Binge On benefits.
Binge On is only available while on our network in the United States.
All of our included video streaming services will be optimized when using the app or streaming through browsers.
Yes. If you are streaming video from one of our Binge On providers while tethering from a smartphone, tablet, or mobile Internet device to a laptop, desktop, tablet, or handset you'll enjoy all the great benefits of Binge On.
Tethering means sharing the 4G LTE mobile Internet connection from your smartphone, tablet, or mobile Internet device with another device, like a laptop or tablet.
If you are a streaming service provider click here, send us an email and we’ll get back to you to begin the process. For more information about technical criteria including how to opt out, click here.
T-Mobile will review all submissions to ensure identification of video stream and technical requirements, including optimization for mobile viewing.
Right now, no providers have opted-out of Binge On. If any choose to do so in the future, they will be listed here.