T-Mobile Launches Unlimited 5G Home Internet for $60/Month

T-Mobile today hosted an Un-carrier event where the company announced the launch of a a new 5G home internet plan, which is priced at $60 per month and offers unlimited data.


The service is available to more than 30 million Americans across much of the United States, including 10 million households in rural areas not typically able to access reliable broadband. Connectivity will be either 4G or 5G, depending on what's available in a given area.

T-Mobile is promising average speeds of 100Mb/s for "most" new customers, and the company is providing a 4G/5G modem that can be set up in minutes by plugging it in and downloading an app. The service is priced at $60 per month with AutoPay, and T-Mobile says there are no added taxes or fees, no contracts, and no equipment fees, plus data is unlimited. Potential customers can visit T-Mobile's website to see if they're eligible.

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To further its availability in rural areas, T-Mobile is launching the "Hometown" initiative to bring 5G to rural America. This plan will include hiring 7,500 employees in small towns and rural communities and providing $25 million in grants for community development projects.

In areas where T-Mobile is unable to open new stores, the company will have "Hometown Experts" that are the official T-Mobile representative in a community. T-Mobile is hiring 2,500 Hometown Experts for small towns.

T-Mobile today also announced a trade-in program for a free iPhone 12 with the trade-in of an iPhone 11, half off an ‌iPhone 12‌ with the trade-in of older iPhone models ranging from ‌iPhone‌ 7 to ‌iPhone‌ X, and half off the iPhone 12 mini with the trade-in of any older ‌iPhone‌. Trade-in compensation is provided through 24 monthly bill credits to ensure customers stick with T-Mobile.

For existing customers, T-Mobile is upgrading all T-Mobile and Sprint customers to unlimited plans for free. Customers who have AT&T or Verizon with fixed data plans can also trade-in older smartphones for a free Samsung Galaxy A32 5G.

Top Rated Comments

Jefe's MacAir Avatar
3 days ago at 02:26 pm
This is marketed towards rural areas where cellular is about the only option.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
August West Avatar
3 days ago at 02:33 pm

That was my first thought, you can get gig internet for $10 - 15 more. I'm paying $60 for quadruple the speed.
FYI, there are 10's of millions of people in this country (like me) that still don't have access to broadband let alone gig internet.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pafoofnik Avatar
3 days ago at 02:41 pm

FYI, there are 10's of millions of people in this country (like me) that still don't have access to broadband let alone gig internet.
Same here. In fact, I had to submit this comment via US Mail.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
3 days ago at 02:31 pm

This is marketed towards rural areas where cellular is about the only option.
This. It's going to be a huge upgrade for those stuck on satellite or something. Those things are awful
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
axboi87 Avatar
3 days ago at 02:26 pm
I got it as a backup line in case ATT Fiber ever goes down (and it's month to month, so I may just cancel at some point...really just wanted to try it). I'm in central Dallas (TX) and get around 300mb/s symmetrical through it, with <30ms latency (have seen that spike to 50ms on like...friday afternoons). The little router is pretty good (I believe it's Wifi 6), it has an analog phone port for phone service (not offered yet), and the app has a current disabled option to add mesh units they may offer later on for large houses. Could easily be someones main internet and routing equipment where fiber is not available, since the upload speeds are far better than spectrum and the latency is similar to cable.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dark_Omen Avatar
3 days ago at 02:51 pm

Always avoid Autopay when possible. Once you let a corporation into your bank account, it's difficult to get them out. They can take your money (i.e. after service cancellation or in the event of disputes) and the burden is on you to try and get it back. When you pay through traditional invoice/payment, YOU are always in control - if there is a dispute, you don't pay and they have to try and get it.
Anyone with half a brain doesn't allow direct access to a checking/savings account with or without autopay. There are these devices called debit and credit cards, or PayPal.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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