T-Mobile is finally — and officially — getting into the home internet game. The company has been testing its home internet service for a while now, but now it’s moving out of that phase and launching its service to the public.
According to T-Mobile, 30 million households are now eligible to sign up for the service, and 10 million of those households are in rural areas. Pricing on the service sits at $60 with auto pay or $65 without. There are no fees for equipment rental, and T-Mobile says that customers will install their own equipment — which should be easier than cable-based internet services.
The new service is built to leverage T-Mobile’s large and growing 5G network. However, in areas where 5G isn’t available, it will instead use a 4G signal. According to the company, “most customers will get speeds of 100Mbps,” and all customers will get average speeds of 50Mbps. That’s not bad, especially in rural areas where higher download speeds aren’t available.
There is some fine print to note. Most important is the fact that T-Mobile says that its home internet service is subject to slowdowns during times of congestion. That may not be too much of an issue in rural areas, but it could come into play in more densely populated areas.
Speaking of 5G, T-Mobile wants to move customers off of its 4G network and onto its fancy new
T-Mobile’s 5G network is probably the most robust right now, but Verizon and AT&T are rapidly improving their own networks.
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