There is so much love out there for T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On Up’



Sure, it was just an April Fools’ prank, but a lot of people certainly had fun with it. Last April 1, T-Mobile introduced Binge On Up (together with Binge John), a headband that mobile users can use to mount their smartphones on, basically giving their hands all the freedom while letting them enjoy watching endless streaming of video content all day. As part of its Uncarrier 10 campaign, the announcement of the Binge On Up headband aimed to relieve T-Mobile subscribers suffering from injuries sustained as a result of “distracted walking, Netflix Neck and YouTubular Degeneration due to longer binge-watching sessions.”

And now, T-Mobile has compiled tweets of various people having fun with Binge On Up:


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  • JJCommonSense

    I saw this on Good Morning America.. and I WANT ONE!

  • D. Duran

    Lol, this April fools “joke” actually looks useful for some applications, a bit gimmicky but useful. I want one

  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    I want one.

  • Matt

    MetroPCS rules!!!!

    • Fabian

      What plan do you have?

      • Matt

        The 60.00 unlimited. I routinely use almost 25 gigs and never a slow down.

        • AussieB

          Their fine print says they throttle everything to maximum speeds of 8mbps?

        • tehboogieman

          Can you link to a source about that? I could only find that they deprioritize after 25 GB per cycle and also deprioritiezed to TMo customers. From what I found at, they say you should get 6-20 Mbps down on LTE.

          Still seems like a good deal though, 8 Mbps is still a enough to stream HD YouTube or Netflix.

        • Fabian

          I’m pretty sure Metro is not limited to 8Mbps.

        • John Wentworth

          It’s not, I was a MetroPCS customer for a long time, until the 2 for $100 deal at T-mobile can out which was a better deal with more perks.

          They get lower priority than T-mobile post-paid accounts, but it’s not throttled to a specific speed. In congested areas you can see a difference in performance, in uncongested areas not so much speeds are about the same as T-mobile.

        • Romdude

          I guess he’s fine with that since he doesn’t notice.

        • Matt

          Cricket throttles. I’ve seen download speeds in the 30mbps or more.

        • Sam

          They got rid of that late last year. November maybe?

        • Fabian

          That’s a pretty good deal for that usage.

        • Matt

          Prepaid is the way to go! I’ve been contract-free since 2009.

  • MHPhan

    Where can I buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fn noobee

    Add VR capabilities and I am sold. Wait… does this count as a hands free device for legal cell phone use while driving? Not to play devil’s advocate lol.

  • RLB63

    Who did they send them to?

  • achusaysblessyou

    What? I actually want one of these…

  • Hiro

    This is actually pretty legitimately useful for if you’re chilling in bed/on the road/in the air/what not and want to watch a movie or shows on your phone. I’d actually consider getting one! lol

  • AussieB

    Seems with all the uncarrier business, Tmobile is the one major carrier that doesnt participate in 3rd party retailer promotions. Walmart is offering $100 off iPhone SE and $150 off Galaxy S7 payment plans but it only applies to Verizon, ATT, sprint. Why not Tmobile. I realize they have their own promotions but here’s one that’s valid for single customers – not requiring 2nd line which is nearly unheard of