T-Mobile launches Binge On short codes to quickly toggle service, new T-Mo app launching as well

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UPDATE: The new T-Mobile app for Android can be found in the Play Store right here. I’ve also include some images of the new app that you can find at the bottom of this post.

 

Along with the news that T-Mobile has added four more services to the free streaming portion of Binge On, Magenta has officially rolled out faster ways to enable and disable Binge On.

New short codes for enabling and disabling Binge On are going live today. Some folks were briefly able to use these codes earlier this month when they were in testing, but today they’re officially launching for all. With these short codes, you can dial #BNG# (#264#) to check your Binge On status, #BOF# (#263#) to disable Binge On, and #BON# (#266#) to enable Binge On.

T-Mo is also making it easier to access your Binge On settings through other means. Magenta says that it now takes fewer clicks to access Binge On settings through MyT-Mobile.com and in its refreshed T-Mobile app. The new app is rolling out today to a “small group” of Android users and will expand to more in the coming weeks. The iOS version will launch in February. A new T-Mo app leaked last month, but it’s unclear what might’ve changed in the app between then and now.

For folks that want to want high-definition video on mobile, T-Mobile has always offered the ability to disable Binge On. However, some felt that the process to disable Binge On was a bit complicated. The launch of these short codes makes it much easier to disable or enable Binge On, requiring five button presses in your phone’s dialer.

As for the new T-Mobile app, I’m working to get more info about it right now. If you’re one of the lucky folks that gets access to it, let me know!

 

Source: T-Mobile

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  • kgraham182

    When will the WP app be updated? March?

    • patt

      Everything for WP is late and that OS barely has apps. You might be waiting a while.

    • lomsha

      Around Halloween lol.

  • tranceformer978

    About time, It was so complicated: I had to log into my account and make two clicks to find where to toggle it. TWO CLICKS!

    • steveb944

      There should be a widget with big bold letters taking up half the screen.

  • Bryck

    Awesome!… That’s definitely useful.

  • Fabian Cortez

    Well what do you know?

    T-Mobile actually listened to their customers who complained: all five (5) of you who trolled TmoNews during that time.

    • Guest 2

      Outside the small digital world of TmoNews and the reddit / tmobile fan club, T-Mobile is now known as the throttle carrier, and John Legere as… John Legere.

      If the other carriers are not attacking T-Mobile because of these in their ads or something, is because they too want to mess with people’s data. Thank T-Mobile for that.

      • Fabian Cortez

        T-Mobile is now known as the throttle carrier

        Do you have a source for this, Guest 2?

        • Guest 2

          I was checking some sites, Tech Crunch, PC World, PC Mag, and various forums and that’s how most people see it, Binge On means throttle and not free video that you can turn it off, maybe that’s why T-Mobile keeps showing the Binge On ad on TV over and over, all that for a “free optional service that is not included in the pricing of your plan”.

          As you see there is no source, it’s my opinion and you’ll see that others will agree with me.

          To show you where I’m in this topic, I’ll tell you that Binge On can exist but only as an out-in service, while software, hardware and video providers come up with a better solution for adjusting video quality where we have the control on our phones.

        • SBacklin

          I see it as BingeOn = free low quality video that also benefits T-Mobile in ways they won’t talk about because it leads into a whole other discussion that they don’t want to have. BingeOn will work for some but not others.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I see it as BingeOn = free low quality video that also benefits T-Mobile in ways they won’t talk about because it leads into a whole other discussion that they don’t want to have. BingeOn will work for some but not others.

          They discussed it: “wasted data.”

        • SBacklin

          That wasn’t the discussion I was referring to. I was actually referring to the NN discussions.

        • Fabian Cortez

          That wasn’t the discussion I was referring to. I was actually referring to the NN discussions.

          For the last time: Binge On is not a NN violation. It is a relationship between T-Mobile and the customer that can be turned off at will without any penalty.

          Likewise, the FCC takes no issue with zero rating.

        • John Doe

          Likewise, the FCC takes no issue with zero rating.

          Idk where you got that BS from the FCC is still in the process of gathering information about zero rating services and Tom Wheeler said that they will evaluate each service on a case-by-case basis so unless you work at the FCC you should not speak on their behalf.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Idk where you got that BS from the FCC is still in the process of gathering information about zero rating services and Tom Wheeler said that they will evaluate each service on a case-by-case basis so unless you work at the FCC you should not speak on their behalf.

          And I quote:

          Under the new regulations, wireless carriers will be able to maintain current plans like zero-rating and sponsored data, which exempt certain apps and data usage from counting toward users’ data charges. However, future plans that carriers implement along those lines will likely be put under the microscope on a case-by-case basis.

          FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler praised the Binge On program as “highly innovative and highly competitive” — the underlying goals of the commission’s Open Internet rules.

          But he said the commission will nonetheless monitor the service to ensure it doesn’t run afoul of general net neutrality rules that prevent a carrier from interfering with communication between service providers and consumers.

          T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere has maintained that the Binge On service — like its unlimited Music Freedom streaming service — is consistent with the net neutrality principles of a free and open Internet. It doesn’t charge any of the video service providers that participate (it’ll work with any legal service that can meet T-Mobile’s technical requirements) and there is no “fast lane” for certain videos.

          Read up.

        • John Doe

          Where is that quote from? What am I reading exactly? And how is that different from what I said. If they are going to review it case-by-case and have it under a microscope then there is obviously an issue but you said the FCC takes no issue with zero-rating which is incorrect.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Where is that quote from? What am I reading exactly? And how is that different from what I said. If they are going to review it case-by-case and have it under a microscope then there is obviously an issue but you said the FCC takes no issue with zero-rating which is incorrect.

          And again:

          Under the new regulations, wireless carriers will be able to maintain current plans like zero-rating and sponsored data, which exempt certain apps and data usage from counting toward users’ data charges. However, future plans that carriers implement along those lines will likely be put under the microscope on a case-by-case basis.

        • John Doe

          Where is that quote from? And who said it?

        • whytefyre
        • Guest 2

          Could be an old TmoNews article and the “open internet” webpage of T- Mobile… they say it’s ‘open’, so it must be good.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Could be an old TmoNews article and the “open internet” webpage of T- Mobile… they say it’s ‘open’, so it must be good.

          Ah, a red herring.

          Try Googling the quotes. You know, the internet is just as easy as turning Binge On off. I promise you this.

        • Guest 2

          No need for that. He’ll understand what I said. Let’s wait and see.
          Trust me.

        • gmo8492

          The FCC has already ended its discussion with T-Mobile a week ago and they were satisfied with their explanation about binge-on. The FCC currently has no plans to take the issue any further.T-Mobile is actually making it easier to turn off binge-on and all you can do is whine and troll until someone finally pays attention to you.

        • Guest 2

          I that remember that it was said that the meeting was “productive” nothing more than that. We don’t know what they agreed to.

        • John Doe

          The FCC did not say anything about the meeting because it was simply for gathering information. The FCC takes months maybe even years to act on an issue and if not the FCC then the FTC will. But if you have information form the FCC then please let me know and quote them.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Also, T-Mobile is quite clear about its support for Net Neutrality. To suggest otherwise would be shortsighted.

          http://www.t-mobile.com/openinternet

        • Guest 2

          I agree.

          On my hotspot connected laptop I prefer controlling the quality of my videos with a Firefox add-on.

          But I would love a slider switch on my phone that let’s me adjust videos to different qualities and a notification icon.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I was checking some sites, Tech Crunch, PC World, PC Mag, and various forums and that’s how most people see it, Binge On means throttle and not free video that you can turn it off, maybe that’s why T-Mobile keeps showing the Binge On ad on TV over and over, all that for a “free optional service that is not included in the pricing of your plan”.

          As you see there is no source, it’s my opinion and you’ll see that others will agree with me.

          So no evidence or source but anecdotal information. Thanks!

          where we have the control on our phones.

          Or you can easily opt out with the easy-to-use short codes as explained in this article.

        • SBacklin

          Very good Fabian, you can’t even handle someone who CLEARY STATED IT WAS HIS OPINION. You ignore that part of the post so you can go on your usual t-mobile does no wrong diatribe.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Very good Fabian, you can’t even handle someone who CLEARY STATED IT WAS HIS OPINION. You ignore that part of the post so you can go on your usual t-mobile does no wrong diatribe.

          What part of “anecdotal” do you not understand?

        • Guest 2

          You can see the evidence if, for example, you search ‘binge on’, go to the news articles or forum discussions and see what people are commenting. 70 to 80% of the people have a negative opinion of Binge On.

          Now what I don’t know is the perception of regular people, but I think most of them are not even aware of Binge On or that they have it enabled. Yes there will be those who have put attention to the ads too and maybe the news.

          So, we’ll see when the Q1 2016 results come in if T-Mobile’s strategy helped them or not.

        • Fabian Cortez

          You can see the evidence if, for example, you search ‘binge on’, go to the news articles or forum discussions and see what people are commenting. 70 to 80% of the people have a negative opinion of Binge On.

          That’s not evidence that “T-Mobile is now known as the throttle carrier” as you stated.

          Now what I don’t know is the perception of regular people, but I think most of them are not even aware of Binge On or that they have it enabled. Yes there will be those who have put attention to the ads too and maybe the news.

          Now this is a better and more realistic statement.

          So, we’ll see when the Q1 2016 results come in if T-Mobile’s strategy helped them or not.

          I think it’s quite clear that video that doesn’t count against your data will most definitely bring in more subs. than ever. Especially with how mobile video usage has been exponentially increasing over time.

        • Guest 2

          Okay, let me adjust that:

          On my personal opinion T-Mobile is known as the throttle carrier by most people on the internet who know about Binge On.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Okay, let me adjust that:

          On my personal opinion T-Mobile is known as the throttle carrier by most people on the internet who know about Binge On.

          And that’s your opinion.

          Now my opinion is that I don’t agree with your opinion. At most, I’d argue that those that know about Binge On, 50% (again, at most) would disagree with it due to false Net Neutrality concerns.

          In reality, I believe it is much less; The vocal few.

        • Guest 2

          It’s my opinion that you’re correct when say it’s opinion.

        • Fabian Cortez

          It’s my opinion that you’re correct when say it’s opinion.

          I think it’s time that you stopped trolling, Guest 2.

        • Medion

          His source is the same as the one that you used to claim only 5 users complaining.

        • Fabian Cortez

          His source is the same as the one that you used to claim only 5 users complaining.

          So himself then…

    • SBacklin

      No, it just means that there was more than 5 people complaining but, only 5 people fit into the magenta bubble you live in.

      • Fabian Cortez

        No, it just means that there was more than 5 people complaining but, only 5 people fit into the magenta bubble you live in.

        Sure.

      • John Doe

        He gets paid by T-Mobile to write here and he has the audacity to call the people with valid complaints trolls. Wow

        • Fabian Cortez

          He gets paid by T-Mobile to write here and he has the audacity to call the people with valid complaints trolls. Wow

          Where is your evidence that I get paid by T-Mobile?

          If so I’d definitely like to see those checks.

          Meanwhile, your “valid complaints” have been addressed by your admittance to filing a complaint with the FCC. Your next step of action is to port out. Yet somehow you won’t.

          I find it odd that someone would continue to complain about something they still pay for…

        • John Doe

          “Meanwhile, your “valid complaints” have been addressed by your admittance to filing a complaint with the FCC”
          What?

    • steveb944

      Thanks for being on here Fabian, always glad to see your well researched and controlled responses (I couldn’t do it myself as I’d blow up on them). It keeps the comments from having a bunch of incorrect information from trolls being read by the general public that may just only glance at the comments.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Thank you and you’re welcome.

        I have to give it up to the moderators of this site as well. Active moderation of unnecessary personal attacks keeps the discussion in line. We can disagree on things but when facts come in to the play, there is no room for contesting nor personal attacks.

      • John Doe

        Awwww LoL

        • Guest 2

          Do you think he was being sarcastic and funny and that’s why the lol, or do you think he was serious and that was funny? I don’t know how he posts.

          I need your clarification and opinion, otherwise I’ll not be able to sleep.

    • John Doe

      No they did not listen and make it Opt-in or stop throttling non-partner site so stop speaking on behalf of the people with valid complaints and just speak for yourself.

      • Fabian Cortez

        No they did not listen and make it Opt-in or stop throttling non-partner site so stop speaking on behalf of the people with valid complaints and just speak for yourself.

        If you don’t like what they’re doing then file your complaint with those in power and then vote with your wallet and port out.

        Plain and simple.

        • John Doe

          I did and I do not need you to speak for me or tell me what I should or should not do. Thank you.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I did and I do not need you to speak for me or tell me what I should or should not do. Thank you.

          So why are you here complaining about something that you rectified (turning Binge On off) yourself? Especially when this article is about short codes and an app.

        • John Doe

          I am replying to your comment. You were putting words in other people’s mouths including mine.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I am replying to your comment. You were putting words in other people’s mouths including mine.

          Sure. If that’s what you think happened, then the more power to you.

      • calvin35

        You are absolutely right, they didn’t make it opt-in and they never will as that does not benefit T-Mobile. While i probably dislike Binge On as much as you there is nothing wrong with them throttling “non-partner” sites as you call them. Like I’ve been saying all along Binge On is a throttling service first and foremost and everything else about it is nothing more than a distraction. On Nov. 19th, as a matter of company policy, T-Mobile began throttling all streaming video on their network. It doesn’t matter who the provider is, if it’s video T-Mobile is going to throttle it. The video partners that T-Mobile has are only signing up to have their videos zero rated, because whether they signed up or not, T-Mobile as per their new company policy is going to throttle their videos regardless.

        • Guest 2

          Look for Sasha Segan’s opinion piece about Binge On, you’ll understand why it’s bad for small providers who don’t have the resources to make their services compatible with Binge On throttle.

        • calvin35

          Yes i agree with you. My post was mainly just pointing out that as a matter of policy T-Mobile now throttles all video streaming unless the user tells them not to and that partnering with them has nothing to do with that.

  • The Metro PCS app has had the option to control its equivalent to Binge On since the service had begun.

  • kev2684

    now was that hard? All they have to do now is text these codes to all T-Mobile customers for each to decide whether to turn off Binge-On or not.

    • steveb944

      So we can then hear complaints from some other small vocal group that T-Mobile is spam texting them?
      No thanks, just research what you’re getting from a company yourself.

  • Vicky Stromberg

    A total of 7 people will use the system shortcodes or app.

    Either way, the idea of removing customer choice, benefits marketing campaigns– Customers need to be “re-educated” (in expensive TV ad commercials) about the features of the service.

    What do you think they’ll change or remove next month?

    • Fabian Cortez

      A total of 7 people will use this app.

      Removing customer choice, only benefits marketing campaigns… Because customers need to be “re-educated” on TV ads about the features of the service. What do you think they’ll change next month?

      So no one needed to be educated about how to use the smartphone?

      After all, smartphones existed well before the proliferation of Android and iOS.

      • Vicky Stromberg

        That’s absolutely fabulous, Fabian.

        Actually, I was thinking SMS text messages will be an bolt-on feature next month. That benefits the marketing budget and marketing teams.

        • Fabian Cortez

          That’s absolutely fabulous, Fabian.

          Actually, I was thinking SMS text messages will be an add-on feature next month. That benefits the marketing budget and marketing teams.

          Can you clarify your statement? I don’t want to make assumptions.

  • kgraham182

    John and Jane pay a lot for their Simple Choice plan. They maybe better off switching to Dumb and Dumber.

    • Fabian Cortez

      John and Jane pay a lot for their Simple Choice plan. They maybe better off switching to Dumb and Dumber.

      This is false information. PhoneArena prepared a recent (1/27/2016) article outlining the different prices, including phone payments, between the four carriers.

      http://www.phonearena.com/news/Verizon-vs-AT-T-vs-T-Mobile-vs-Sprint-data-plans-and-phone-payments-compared_id77601

      • kgraham182

        I’m just going by the pictures in this article. 2 lines for $182 seems like a lot.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I’m just going by the pictures in this article.

          Ah, my mistake. I didn’t see the update in the article.

          2 lines for $182 seems like a lot.

          I agree. That is pricey.

          But “dumber and dumber” will be pricier, albeit coverage will be better overall across the country.

      • kgraham182

        Nice article, looks like plans w/ phone payments average around $70-$90 with Verizon being the highest. Basically it comes down to the perks vs coverages. T-Mobile has international roaming, music freedom, bingeon, no overages. The Big 2 basically have phone selection and national coverages left, and T-Mobile is catching up on coverage.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Nice article, looks like plans w/ phone payments average around $70-$90 with Verizon being the highest. Basically it comes down to the perks vs coverages. T-Mobile has international roaming, music freedom, bingeon, no overages. The Big 2 basically have phone selection and national coverages left, and T-Mobile is catching up on coverage.

          All you have to do is use the carrier that works best for you.

          The elimination of two-year contracts from all major carriers, along with phones like the iPhone and Nexus devices was the pathway to this.

          I cross-shop gas stations all the time. I should be able to do the same with cellular service without penalty!

        • AJ2

          Now if only all devices would work on all US carriers

        • steveb944

          “The Big 2 basically have phone selection”

          What does T-Mobile not have?

          Do you mean those carrier exclusive devices that only one carrier will ever carry? That’s bad business in my eyes, and yes I know T-Mobile has done it previously but only on midrange.

  • I streamed a video last week that was only available in HD. As a result, there was significant buffering from BingeOn. What did I do? I used these codes to turn it off, prepared some tea to drink with a couple of cookies, watched my video without a problem, enjoyed tea with cookies, used codes to turn BingeOn back on. The level of difficulty was somewhere between using a light switch and operating a vacuum cleaner. I then streamed a basketball game a day later, and because of BingeOn, it used very little data and was lag free (not that it matters because I’m unlimited, but, you know, just trying to play my part).

    • steveb944

      Reminds me of myself jumping on WiFi wherever I can so others can get a little bit better connectivity when needed.

    • CAL_08

      The article says these new codes started today so how did you use them last week?

      • TMONews had an article not long ago that indicated the codes in a press release that was removed from T-Mobile’s site. Not only did Alex post the codes in that article, some users in the comments indicated that other combinations were working. Not all users experienced success, however, and so some (correctly) speculated that T-Mobile took the codes down from their site because they were still tweaking some things. Remembering the acronyms of some of the codes, I decided to give them a try when my video wouldn’t stop buffering, and sure enough, they worked. I’m not surprised at all to see an official announcement this week. The article above is incorrect to say they “went live” today; they didn’t as they were *already* live. It should instead read that they’re *officially* live, as in, T-Mobile unveiled them via press release.

  • BreakingData

    Is my account down?

    Service Unavailable.

    We are sorry! The service you are attempting to use is temporarily unavailable. Our team is working on the problem and will have up running as quickly as possible. Please try again later.

    • Andrew Singleton

      turn off wifi. try again.

  • lomsha

    App still looks like old one on my phone

    • Medion

      The update is being rolled out gradually. Google does the same with their updates.

      • lomsha

        Oh yea that type of update.

        • patt

          Go to apk mirror and download it from there

        • lomsha

          Yep i finally did that.

  • Teatro Manguillen

    Betcha all didn’t know that there are a series of secret “short codes” in use by the top brass at T-Mobile. Thanks to the freedom of information act, all of the details are available for the first time, right here on our beloved Tmo News:

    #644# — Underling is requested to bring coffee to Legere
    #645# — Next time, find a better looking underling for the coffee delivery
    #688# — T-Mobile store in Reno Nevada needs more ammo as part of the “armed employee” initiative
    #689# — T-Mobile store in Reno reports it is under attack by angry customer mob tired of 2G / Edge service across their region
    #666# — Beelzebub waiting for Legere to join him

    So cool… All of these codes! More to come as they are released!

    • JL

      You forgot #695# (#69J#).

    • Android_God

      What’s the shortcode to ban you from posting ever again on the interwebs?

  • Mike Palomba

    iPhone version?

    • Mike

      Nobody cares about iPhone users these days.

      • steveb944

        I wish that were true.

      • Andrew

        Only developers who want to make money from their apps.

  • Zach Chadwick

    I really enjoy seeing all these people, just waste their time commenting back on ideas that don’t match their very own opinions.

  • steveb944

    Hmm I thought there was no longer a way to watch Amazon Video on Android, maybe I missed a new app. Anyway, I hope they can add the music side.

    I had no idea the list was so long. Maybe one day we’ll have the ad supported content.

    • Fabian Cortez

      And there are 50 more services on the way.

    • You have to sideload the Amazon Video app. I begrudge Amazon for refusing to use the Playstore for this because it’s a PITA. Anyway, I have the Pusher trilogy through Amazon Video, and IIRC, I needed to grab the Amazon Video app through the Amazon Appstore app.

      • steveb944

        Ah that’s right, I thought it would’ve changed by now. But I think not even Chromecast support is there so it’s to be expected. They’ll never play nice as long as they’re competitors.

  • ThatsMrtoyou

    “However, some felt that the process to disable Binge On was a bit complicated”. LoL, lazy phuckin people

    • Guest 2

      Yes, it’s easy… When you know about binge on, then know you can disable it, then you know the short codes and then maybe save them as contacts.

  • Sushimane

    I didn’t think a select choice plan holder would get binge on? Maybe that’s why they charged me 11 cent but whatever gotta love tmobile

    • thepanttherlady

      It’s on my plan.

      • Sushimane

        Sup panther lady it’s been a minute. I would have thought we would have to add it like the North America features. But whatever I just disabled it.

        • thepanttherlady

          Hi there! :)

          Yeah, I checked as soon as BingeOn was announced and have since disabled it on both unlimited data lines. The other 3 I kept enabled.

        • Sushimane

          I don’t get what’s the big deal about binge on. Saves everyone data and 480 is still clear to my eyes

        • CAL_08

          It’s been in the news because of net neutrality. What you don’t realize is that you’re overall data speeds are reduced no matter what you’re streaming while on binge on, not just the services that T-mobile is not counting towards your data. T-mobile never mentioned that your speeds would be reduced overall with it turned on. If you’re a low data user or have an unlimited plan, Binge On actually makes your service worse.

        • Calgrav24

          I have Bing On active and for me the only things getting throttledown are videos period the rest of my data runs at normal speeds and I can confirm this because I have an active live data monitor app on my phone that shows speed in real time

        • Fabian Cortez

          T-mobile never mentioned that your speeds would be reduced overall with it turned on.

          This is incorrect. T-Mobile was clear about services not included in Binge On would still benefit as the user would be able to stretch their data by 3x.

          If you’re a low data user or have an unlimited plan, Binge On actually makes your service worse.

          This is also untrue. If you use low amounts of data then you wouldn’t care either way.

          On the opposite end, as an unlimited data user, you benefit from unlimited tethering of video content and 12 free movie rentals for the entire year of 2016.

        • Acdc1a

          That unlimited tethering has allowed me to say goodbye to Comshaft for good!

  • Jared Metheny

    Here is a link to the apk for the android app. I just installed and tested on my LG V10. I had to turn my WiFi off to launch the app for the first time.

    http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/t-mobile-usa/t-mobile-my-account/t-mobile-account-5-1-2-3-android-apk-download/

  • Andrew Singleton

    Opt-out on BingeOn has only benefited me as a customer, so guess what? As a customer, I don’t care! As a person who supports net neutrality, I still definitely do not care! If you don’t want it, turn it off or switch to Verizon! I STILL DON’T CARE! Have a great day!

    • Customer…Care

      Why post then…if you don’t care. Apparently, you do…

      • Andrew Singleton

        i dont care = i dont care about the 15 seconds of my life lost to opting-out.

  • T Redd

    App won’t update to the newer one on my note 5. It updates on my note 4

    • patt

      Apk mirror download from there

  • Matt

    FYI: The short codes don’t work for MetroPCS. I was curious to see whether or not they work on Metro.

    • Walt

      It seems like no short codes work on metro. Ie data usage and minutes/text used

      • dtam

        more than likely they will be getting them too

    • Guest 2

      I was recommending a friend to Metro, but I think I’ll wait and see if they come up with the short codes first. Hard to recommend T-Mobile or Metro these days because of the throttling. Thanks for the info.

      Have you seen the new Simply Prepaid plans?

      • Matt

        The MetroPCS App makes it easy to turn throttling on and off. Easy.

  • Guest

    Back to this again, take it or leave it. Complaining here doesn’t help, go find other ways that will. Tmobile for the most part are making good initiatives, look at what others are doing before just targeting tmobile. I agree some may be in the grey area, but the fact that it does benefit a fair about of users and the rest still have the opt out option. A lot of this is a perspective thing, half-full vs half empty, opt in vs opt out. As tmobile from their perspective say it is better to auto-enable rather than opt in because more people will go crazy if things are using their data and many would expect and capture only the free video part and expect to have it. The throttling part is another perspective thing you can say it is throttle or optimizing the traffic. In the end if you can’t do anything about it, complaining here doesn’t help. There are much more crap in life ( eg paying tax for welfare )that is worst and you can should complain about but won’t change, learn to suck it up or in this case you can switch to some carrier works for you.

  • Guest 2

    Have a question:

    What version number is the new T-Mobile app?

    Right now I’m being offered version 4.6.4.6. but the “What’s new” says “Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements”. So I don’t think that’s the one.

    • patt

      Go to apk mirror dot com

      • Guest 2

        Thanks for the link, if I don’t see the new app tomorrow, I’ll check into that.

    • Dim

      5.1.2.3

      • Guest 2

        Thanks.

  • Quailallstar

    The app on APK Mirror does not play nice on my Nexus 6. Doesn’t connect to T-Mobile network.

  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    Will the T-Mobile app be updated automatically?

  • yourname

    why does the t-mobile app need access to the camera and mic?
    This is why android users should be demanding real control over app permissions.

  • Jay Keaty

    With Binge on, and Slingbox, I can watch literally anything that I would watch on my home television on my cell phone, anywhere that I have a cell phone connection with 4G LTE data (which is anywhere that I get a decent data signal) for absolutely nothing beyond the initial equipment that I bought for 60 dollars in December (a first generation refurbished slingbox)

    That means I can see any of my subscribed cable channels, my OnDemand content or my DVR Recordings, at home or on the road, in the same city, or across the planet, at any time.

    So there is nothing off the table with professional entertainment. If I want to watch tv, a movie, a game or the news. There is nothing that prevents me from seeing it. I do not have to pay for any particular service. Slingbox streams from my home.

    So when I hear people complain about ‘Net Neutrality’, and “Throttling”. I hear a bunch of whiny meatheads complaining because they don’t want to invest in a little technology to stream their content in a way that is a little more appropriate for a device that has no realistic need to view all of its content in absurdly crisp definition, because the human eye probably cannot realistically see much of a definition difference on a screen of that size.

    If you don’t want to use the Binge On feature because it interferes with Youtube, turn it off, simple as that. I’ll even show you how:

    From the front page of your T-Mobile user dashboard:

    • On the top of the screen, you will see “Profile, Benefits, and Log out” Click Profile

    • Under the word “Profile” on the left side in that box, you will see a list of words. One of which is “Media Settings” Click it.

    • Binge On is the first item in the media settings, toggle the slider switch to “OFF”

    or pop in the code #263#. Binge on is now off.

    There you go no more big bad Binge On to hurt your feelers.

    No grow the hell up and watch something on your phone.