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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/6/16
If you've been keeping up with tech news, you probably already know that T-Mobile has added a brand new service to their already existing plans. It's called Binge On, and it gives T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans the ability to stream unlimited video from a total more than 80 video providers without using their high-speed data.

We're excited to announce that Crunchyroll is one of those video providers! See the full list of providers HERE.



To see more information on Binge On, check out the press release HERE, and start enjoying your favorite anime on your T-Mobile plan without racking up extra data costs!
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Posted 5/20/16
Ooh, that's good news! I have T-Mobile and have been waiting for CR to be on Binge On. Yay! Now I can stream CR, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, ESPN, HBO Go & Showtime on my phone without using my data!! Awesome!!!
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Oohhh YEAH!!! Been waiting for CR to be part of Binge On!
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/3/16
This could tip me over to switching to T-Mobile.
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/21/16
These kinds of developments are not good for real net neutrality though.
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/21/16
Yeah, thats a little bit unsettling in terms of net neutrality.

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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/2/16
With the BingeOn, you can only watch videos at a max of 480p. So no more HD viewing. The incentives plan basically locks you into limited capabilities only on their approved sites. It's far better to support unlimited, un-throttled internet plans instead. T-mobile actually has unlimited data plans for $30 that even include a bunch of tethering. Bingeon is just a smokescreen that argues for them that people don't care about real net neutrality.
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 6/2/16
If you don't like Binge On you can turn it off. 480p is plenty for my mobile viewing anyway. I don't think Crunchyroll was giving me any higher anyway.

I for one love it - now I can watch my anime and not be limited to what's on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon.
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 5/23/16
This is amazing. I was contemplating watching some Re:ZERO on the train home, but wasn't sure if Crunchyroll was part of the program. Glad to know that the news broke literally minutes before I checked. Anime binging on commutes starts NOW.
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Posted 5/20/16 , edited 5/23/16
Time to switch to T-Mobile... seriously!
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Posted 5/21/16 , edited 6/12/16
Well, it's nice to see that you guys do actually implement features from the Feedback/Suggestions subforum every once in a while.

Any chance of implementing some of the suggestion that aren't only for mobile users, only on a specific network and only in a specific country next time, though?

People are frequently asking for queue enhancements, "chapter" markers and the like. Things that could benefit everyone, especially when watching on a large TV from the armchair. And this is what you get around to?
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Posted 5/21/16 , edited 5/21/16
So is binge on already supposed to be enabled? I tested it on my phone just now, and it seems like watching videos is still pulling from my tmobile data plan...

Edit: Just checked tmobile's website, and my family would need to be on the 6GB plan to qualify for binge on (currently on the 2GB plan). So that would explain things. Sort of disappointed that Tmobile heavily advertises a feature that is only on large data plans, when it is really need on the smaller data plans.
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Posted 5/21/16 , edited 6/3/16

swishstyle wrote:

These kinds of developments are not good for real net neutrality though.


That's the first thing that came to mind when hearing about this. Zero-rating may seem like a great idea when it's your favorite service that's getting preferential treatment but it can quickly stifle any meaningful competition, especially when used in more nefarious ways *looks over at Verizon and Comcast*.

And this is coming from a T-mobile customer who's benefiting from being able to stream all my services without it impacting my data cap.
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Posted 5/21/16 , edited 5/21/16

swishstyle wrote:

These kinds of developments are not good for real net neutrality though.


what do you expect? we kept rallying and opposing the choices of the rich, and kept being totally ignored by them. That shows how illogical current establishment is, really. The majority are forced to obey the very few. That is what needs to change IMO. b-but anyway...

It's good that CR got the better of the situation. it's good they are now riding on the high horse. what is bad, however, is what they POTENTIALLY needed to trade off in order to get that. I am afraid that T-Mobile will now have some kind of decisive voice, or something, when it comes to certain-things here. Hope not !

P.S. it really may the the sign of T-Mobile trying to buy our CR tbh O.O
P.P.S. not that it matters, but it's funny how we don' even have that in Poland + I am on an unlimited and not restricted in any way plan, so I don' care XD
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Posted 5/21/16
That's great to see it finally on the binge-on service, albeit it means no more HD viewing on data. Now, lets see if Funi can follow suit.
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