How To: Disable and enable Binge On for T-Mobile

Announced in early November, T-Mobile’s Binge On service gives customers unlimited video streaming access to a number of major services. Specifically, if you stream video from companies such as HBO, Hulu, Netflix, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, STARZ, or WatchESPN, the used data will not count against your monthly allotment. Sounds awesome right? Well, there’s a slight catch.

See, even though the services are delivered at DVD quality, it’s ultimately streaming to you at 480 pixels (or better). What about when you want a 720p or 1080p quality video to watch on that gorgeous smartphone? Well, as it turns out, you can hop in and out of the Binge On feature at will.

Indeed, you can opt to watch streaming video at its full potential resolution and then return to Binge On afterwards. Want to get in on Making a Murderer on Netflix at full capable resolution? Disable Binge On and then turn it back on when you’re done.

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Toggling Binge On on and off is actually quite a simple process and one that a lot of you might not be aware of. Here’s how to go about enabling and disabling Binge On in a few simple steps.

  1. Log into My T-Mobile
  2. Click on Profile (top right corner of page)
  3. Look under Phone Controls for Binge On (left half of page)
  4. Turn off or turn on Binge On

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T-Mobile does make it really easy to do this and we applaud them for it. It’s nice to know that we can turn this on and off at will, without having to call customer service or wait a set period for it to take effect.