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T-Mobile Bingeon (General Discussion)
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Posted 11/10/15
Today T-Mobile during their Un-Carrier X event announced video streaming using certain app will not count against your data, as long as they meet their technical requirement for streaming. I for one would like to see crunchyrool on the list, to join the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and the HBO services. Further information can be found here http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/binge-on-streaming-video.html?cmpid=WMM_PR_Q415BNGONU_8YK70SL0NM13053
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I'm surprised Dish Network is not on the list since Directv is. It would be nice if CR was on the list It would save you $$.
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Definitely save some $$$, and no longer hunting for wifi hotspots.
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Posted 11/10/15
Good, I am using T mobile
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I was just reading about this myself. I'm on a T-Mobile USA unlimited plan (sorry Europeans) and watch CR on my device all the time as my internet where I am sucks--I get faster (sometimes FAR faster) speeds off my LTE connection on my Nexus-6 than I get from our bonded T-1 lines from Centurylink (because we can't get fiber or cable).

Having DirecTV surprises me as well since it is owned by the evil AT&T (as is half of CR); it gives me some hope that CR will be included eventually. The lack of Dish is probably because of the negotiations between John's and Charlie's minions breaking down (Dish / Echostar to buy T-Mobile USA).
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It'd be interesting to know what T-Mobile requires companies to do. It seems to be something like calling a T-Mobile API and if it returns a certain value for a certain IP Address, the video site will only permit a 480p video stream, nothing higher. (If a T-Mobile user enables Binge On, all participating video sites can only stream 480p or lower quality video to the customer)

Also note that on November 15th everyone with a T-Mobile US account, regardless of whether you pay for unlimited data or not, will have their streams restricted to 480p or less on participating services. After that date, you must explicitly opt out of Binge On to get HD video streams while using 3G or 4G/LTE to watch video on participating services. The ability to opt-out is not yet available.

Anyone that frequently watches anime will immediately be aware 480p is not just a resolution downgrade, it's a serious video quality downgrade due to the reduced bandwidth and the fact H.264 works on 16x16 pixel to 4x4 pixel blocks
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Posted 11/11/15

gorilmonsta wrote:

Today T-Mobile during their Un-Carrier X event announced video streaming using certain app will not count against your data, as long as they meet their technical requirement for streaming. I for one would like to see crunchyrool on the list, to join the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and the HBO services. Further information can be found here http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/binge-on-streaming-video.html?cmpid=WMM_PR_Q415BNGONU_8YK70SL0NM13053


Someone has already posted about this in the Suggestions/Feedback forum (/forumtopic-926573/t-mobile-binge-on), but I'm leaving this open here for general discussion about the service. I've renamed the thread accordingly to clarify that and to avoid giving the impression that CR is already on the list.
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Posted 11/11/15

lorreen wrote:


gorilmonsta wrote:

Today T-Mobile during their Un-Carrier X event announced video streaming using certain app will not count against your data, as long as they meet their technical requirement for streaming. I for one would like to see crunchyrool on the list, to join the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and the HBO services. Further information can be found here http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/binge-on-streaming-video.html?cmpid=WMM_PR_Q415BNGONU_8YK70SL0NM13053


Someone has already posted about this in the Suggestions/Feedback forum (/forumtopic-926573/t-mobile-binge-on), but I'm leaving this open here for general discussion about the service. I've renamed the thread accordingly to clarify that and to avoid giving the impression that CR is already on the list.


Thanks Mod, did not see the other post my apologies.
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Posted 11/11/15
Naw, your better off sticking with Poser mobile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9HJJ0RN6s

And I tell people about that commercial when I mention the number of spoilers on the car, they give me a face like and I am . It wasn't that old!
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Well I have unlimited data on an old grandfathered plan with Verizon so this doesn't concern me. Nice idea though. There's a ton of people who use T-Mobile and I'm sure they'd love to safe some more money, especially since cells and cell phone bills are way overpriced.
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Posted 11/14/15


Well let's start tweeting
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Posted 11/14/15
That's good...probably...I think... maybe? No idea...

*goes back to my books away from all the techy talk*
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Posted 11/14/15
I'm on t-mo, but I almost never use my data for streaming unless you count music from YouTube. If I watch something on Netflix over my phone I'll do it over wifi.
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Posted 11/14/15
If Crunchyroll gets added I will switch immediately to T-Mobile.
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Posted 11/24/15
I have a T-Mobile plan and am trying out the anime on a competitor's app (sounds like Hetplixs).

The anime video quality is higher than 480 and it is not blocky, On the flip side, it is also not as clear and sharp as HD in the Crunchryroll app. The sound quality is better than pure 480 which sounds somewhat muffled on the Crunchyroll app. I prefer the stereo sound when viewing the Crunchyroll HD quality video. The slightly lower sound quality doesn't take away from the viewing experience but HD would be better. The differences could also be a function of the 2 apps. I never compared the 2 until today.

In summary, I would like Crunchyroll to become a Binge On partner as it will allow me to watch more anime away from wifi. If I really like a video I'll gladly watch it again when I get home so I can comment online as well.
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