T-Mobile's Binge On can be enabled or disabled using your phone's dialer

T-Mobile's Binge On allows the carrier's subscribers to stream video from certain providers, without using the customers' own data. Video that is streamed from non Binge On partners is optimized, and is received by T-Mobile subscribers at DVD quality resolution (480p) which allows them to view three times as much video using the same amount of data. The carrier says that it is not violating net neutrality because the customer has the ability to disable the feature.

And that takes us to an interesting bit of news. While Binge On is enabled by default (so that T-Mobile subscribers don't have to go looking for it, says CEO John Legere), you can check whether it is enabled or disabled on your T-Mobile phone by dialing #264#. You will get a message on your screen that reveals the status of Binge On for your account.

If Binge On is enabled and you want to turn it off, you can dial #263#. If it is disabled and you want it on, dial #266#. We should point out that some subscribers of the nation's third largest carrier have gathered on Reddit and revealed that these codes didn't work for those sporting an iPhone until Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE were disabled.

And speaking of disabling things, it is very important for T-Mobile subscribers to understand that if they disable Binge On, they will lose the three months of unlimited data that the carrier gifted to subscribers. The gift expires on March 1st.

source: Reddit

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6 Comments

1. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

thanks.. wth im on unlimted too idk why it was one..no wonder my videos was lagging tiime to test

2. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Hmm...I get a message saying "non-existing short code" when I try any of them.

3. tonyv13

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I'm also getting the same message currently using moto x pure. Could it be because I'm using an unlock phone?? I hate when I play a youtube video and is by default at 480p and then when I try to switch it to 1080p it takes so long to buffer..

4. bencozzy

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Tmobile note5 they don't work not so easy to turn off

6. bencozzy

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

VoLTE/wifi calling settings have to be off in phone settings for codes to work on note5. # #not so easy to disable

5. SmiLeoGeo

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Maybe not. because I am using a Tmobile i6s+ so seems to be not working for anyone.

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