Carrier T-mobile Binge On vs One Plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edtorious, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    I'm trying to find a clear answer to the difference on these. I have a Simple Choice Unlimited plan with Binge On. I know that data is not counted when I'm watching videos from an app that is part of Binge On and so I don't have to worry about going over 28GB that my data speed will get throttled. But the quality I know is only DVD which is fine as long as my data is not throttled. My total data usage including videos is almost 100GB+ every month!

    As for One Plus HD video, i'm confused. So basically I'll be able to stream video now on HD but my concern is, will the data over watching videos will now be counted? So when I go over 28GB, my data speed will be throttled??? The plan is cheaper but I don't want my data gets throttled. Can someone clarify to me? Please advise. Thank you.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're stuck on 28GB and throttling.

    It's called deprioritization and not throttling and it's network optimization that all four carriers are allowed to do. T-Mobile itself is already paying for the slap on the wrist the FCC gave them for throttling.

    Deprioritization simply means that when the tower you are connected to is congested, you are assigned a lower priority than everyone else. Leave the tower and go to a non-congested tower or if the current tower becomes uncongested your deprioritization is removed.

    Throttling on the other hand happens period. You can be the only person on the tower and if you're throttled your speed slows.

    The difference between BingeOn on with SC and TMO is that TMO removes BingeOn because all streaming video is set at a specific resolution based on your plan.

    But all TMO plans have unlimited data. So, BingeOn is not necessary.
     
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    With the One Plus plan, you get HD video but you have to enable the 30 day pass every month. But with videos, they do count against usage. So when you get to 28 GB, you'll face the chance of deprioritization. With your current plan, videos aren't counted so you won't have to face the deprioritization. If your current plan gives you everything you need, I would stick with it.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Some clarification on this. The old TMO plans requried you to enable passes. The new plans that were a response to Verizon have this enabled automatically.

    Second, videos aren't counted on Simple Choice if BingeOn is on. If it's off, videos ARE counted.

    And just because you have BingeOn on does not mean you WON'T face deprioritization. Data is data, and if OP uses a lot of non-video data (with BingeOn on) and passes the 28GB mark then OP will be deprioritized.
     
  5. fre3way macrumors member

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    Do you know if the free iPhone promo via bill credits will carry over if you switch to the new tmobile one plans?
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I don't know. But I doubt it. I'd call and ask.
     

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