USA second largest telecom subscribers (T-Mobile) has longed -teased its Home Internet offering which is now exiting the teased stage and becoming a reality.
Adding to its Un-carrier Next event on Wednesday, T-Mobile finally unveils its detailed plans to match Comcast, Charter, rural broadband providers as well as AT&T and Verizon in the home broadband.
T-mobile’s new service takes advantage of the telecom’s 4G LTE and 5G networks. It will cost a $60 per month flat rate. However, the subscription will come with an automatic payments enabled process and has no taxes, contracts or equipment fees for the 4G/5G modem rental that also doubles as a Wi-Fi router.
According to the company, The new T-Mobile Home Internet device offers unlimited data without throttling .
You don’t have to be a T-Mobile wireless customer to sign up for the service. If you decide to cancel all you will need to do is return the router device back to the company.CNet
T-mobile stated that it will be providing the service to 30 million Americans to starting from across the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii, with an “expected” average download speeds of 100Mbps.
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Netflix recommends download speeds of 5Mbps for watching in HD or 25Mbps for 4K streaming while Zoom recommended download speeds of 3.8Mbps with upload speeds of 3Mbps for 1080p HD group video chatting.
The company said that of those 30 million individuals, 10 million are located in rural America with the company adding that it plans to continue to expand its reach in the nearest future.
Users interested in the service must check the T-Mobile official website if their current residential address is eligible for the service.
T-Mobile has been talking about its plans to use 5G to deliver a home internet service for many years. In recent months the company went as far as expanding its pilot program from relying on 4G LTE to being able to use 5G while adding additional cities and towns in preparation for a widespread rollout.
In March the carrier raised the price of its pilot program from $50 to $60 flat rate per month for new customers, the company revealing its analyst last month with a volume number of 100,000 subscribers already in the pilot program.
In the same Analyst event which took place on the month of March, T-Mobile also added that it would target rural areas with limited home broadband competition as well as urban areas with multiple providers. The company hopes to have 500,000 Home Internet subscribers by year end and 7-8 million customers by 2025.