T-Mobile USA will exempt a list of video streaming services from monthly data caps with Binge On, a feature that could let some subscribers watch more clips and shows without buying a more expensive plan.
Those users will have to be happy with DVD-quality video, though, because that's all they'll be able to get on those services if they switch on the Binge On setting.
The feature will be available for free starting Nov. 15 for any subscriber with a monthly data plan with 3GB or more. It includes Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, ESPN, Major League Baseball and 19 other streaming services. But subscribers will have to turn it off if they want to watch any of those in HD, which means they'll be eating into their monthly data plan. Binge On comes with a virtual toggle switch so users can go back and forth as they wish, T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere said at a launch event streamed online.