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T-Mobile's Binge On frees Netflix and Hulu from data caps, but not YouTube

Stephen Lawson | Nov. 11, 2015
The new feature lets users watch DVD-quality video without counting against their monthly limit.

Subscribers who still have unlimited data plans also benefit from Binge On, because it gives them unlimited streaming when using the phone as a mobile hotspot, T-Mobile says. Starting in January, those subscribers will also get one free video rental per month from the Vudu service.

Consumer advocacy group Free Press said the new feature solves a problem T-Mobile created by imposing monthly data limits.

“If offering exemptions is so easy for T-Mobile, why do we need the caps in the first place?" Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood said in a prepared statement. "Exemptions for selected streaming-video services prove there’s no legitimate reason to impose data caps."

 

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