T-Mobile simplifies Binge On controls, signs up new video providers
By now, the controversy surrounding T-Mobile’s Binge On platform is out there, and if you’re a subscriber, you’re either aware of what it’s doing and have taken steps to ensure your continued access to high-quality streaming video, have enthusiastically welcomed the bandwidth savings at the expense of a little quality, or have concluded that you don’t really care about things one way or another. T-Mobile, for its part, is committed to sticking with the system, and today announces support for a handful of new video providers, while tweaking the way users can toggle Binge On off or on at their convenience.
Going forward, T-Mobile users taking advantage of Binge On will be able to stream content from Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and the WWE Network without counting against their data allotment.
T-Mobile already let users manage their Binge On settings through their account control panel, and today it expands upon that with wide availability of short-code controls, in testing earlier this month.
To disable Binge On from a T-Mobile phone, users just have to dial #BOF#, while #BON# will re-activate it. If you’re simply not sure how you have your account configured, contacting #BNG# will reply with your current Binge On status. The opt-in by default nature of Binge On continues, but at least these tools make it a snap to opt out; small victories, we know.