T-Mobile Customers Clamor for BingeOn
T-Mobile has had it pretty good lately. With new promotions aimed at offering consumers lower wireless bills and other perks, people are taking notice of the brand and switching over. Their latest development, a service called BingeOn, is really taking off with consumers who enjoy streaming video content. So, what is BingeOn and what does it have to offer?
Similar to something like Netflix or Hulu (very successful applications in their own right) BingeOn is offered as a platform for T-Mobile customers to stream shows and movies. So what are the perks of being a BingeOn subscriber?
What T-Mobile has done is pretty genius. It has developed the tech to compress the data so customers can view content on their mobile devices without clogging up signals, reducing coverage, or limiting their data usage per month. It’s actually a great idea that we are wondering if AT&T and Verizon will follow as they work to bring out their own streaming content platforms.
Since the release of BingeOn in November, T-Mobile has garnered over 2 million more customers with more signing up each day. Essentially, the service is a great option for consumers who enjoy using their phone to consume content, but fear running out of monthly data or reducing data speeds.
So how much does it cost customers to BingeOn? As it turns out, if you’re on a Simple Choice wireless plan, you can have this option for free. You’ll get to access everything from Netflix and Hulu to HBO and ESPN, making this a pretty good perk for users.
So if you’re considering become a cord cutter or you’re already one, don’t get caught out of your house without a great way to consume the latest TV shows, movies, and news. BingeOn is a pretty awesome option for content junkies that never like to be too far from their favorite shows.
Though Verizon has launched its own version of a streaming service, called Go90, the service hasn’t been as successful as BingeOn. Perhaps Verizon hasn’t yet discovered how to compress their data and make it easier for consumers to watch content without eating up their data?
The only downsides to BingeOn? Reports have surfaced that the quality of the downloads may not be as high as one would want. It’s also been reported that speeds are lower than expected, and speeds may vary according to multiple factors, as with any device.
Have you checked out BingeOn or even used Go90? What are your experiences with streaming content and video from your smartphone?