T-Mobile, Tuesday announced that it will now allow free video streams from 24 popular Over-the-Top(OTT) channels, including HBO, Hulu, Netflix, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, STARZ and WatchESPN for some subscribers, without taking up their high-speed data. The offer, dubbed as 'Binge on' was launched as part of the operators' 10th Un-carrier program. T-Mobile users with 3GB data plans or higher are eligible for the plan.
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T Mobile is also including Verizon’s Go90 and AT&T’s DirecTV streaming services on Binge On, so even the Duopoly’s video services stream without fear of overages.
Powered by new technology built in to T-Mobile’s network, Binge On optimizes video for mobile screens, minimizing data consumption while still delivering DVD or better quality (e.g. 480p or better), said T Mobile. The operator claims that its Simple Choice customers can watch up to three times more video from their data plan.