You know, I really hate how most mobile service providers in this country screw their customers. I also think that many of T-Mobile's policies are not as hot as they market them - for example, all T-Mobile devices are sold with SIM locks and locked bootloaders, despite them no longer having contract subsidies of phones. Not very "un-carrier" of you, +T-Mobile
I also usually support the EFF in most of their efforts.
This most recent Binge On whining is not one of them. The service is entirely optional and operates EXACTLY as T-Mobile describes. From their site - http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/binge-on-streaming-video.html Plus, almost all other video streaming is optimized for mobile so you watch 3 times more video with your data plan.
BOO HOO AN OPTIONAL FEATURE DOES EXACTLY WHAT THE PROVIDER SAYS IT DOES! SHENANIGANS!!!
You don't like how Binge On operates? TURN IT OFF.
About the only issue I have is that T-Mobile needs to make it easier to flip the option on/off. Is it that hard to create a mobile app that does this, +T-Mobile
? (Ideally, a launcher widget for Android would be ideal here... Want to turn the feature off for a rapid download? Click the widget.)