You Can Now Test T-Mobile's Network Using an App and eSIM

T-Mobile has made it easier than ever for iPhone owners contemplating a carrier switch to test out its network, adding eSIM support to its existing Test Drive Program.


As noted by Light Reading (via The Verge), those who have an ‌iPhone‌ that supports eSIM can download the T-Mobile Network Test Drive app to try out the T-Mobile network, a feature that T-Mobile rolled out last week.

T-Mobile says that the T-Mobile Network Test Drive gives customers up to 30 days or 30GB of high-speed data along with unlimited talk and text for free, while maintaining their current phone number and carrier.

To facilitate this, T-Mobile provides a temporary number that can be used for calls and texts if so desired, though by default, a customer's primary number with an existing network provider will be used for calls and texts.

The Network Test Drive app works with the ‌iPhone‌ XS and newer, as eSIM capabilities are required to use it. The ‌iPhone‌ used for the test must be unlocked, it must be on iOS 14.5 or higher, and an eSIM cannot be in use for a customer's existing provider.

Those who want to sign up can download the T-Mobile Network Test Drive app from the App Store, following the installation and activation instructions from there.

T-Mobile has long offered a Test Drive service to allow customers to try its data network before committing, but prior to the introduction of the eSIM (and for those without eSIM functionality), T-Mobile mailed out hotspot devices.

Top Rated Comments

sirozha Avatar
15 months ago

Clearly you didn't bother to read the post. This uses eSIM, so there is no need to get a SIM card. You can literally download the app and do it all from home.
I think you should brush up on your humor skills.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
davidjschloss Avatar
15 months ago

Clearly you didn't bother to read the post. This uses eSIM, so there is no need to get a SIM card. You can literally download the app and do it all from home.
Clearly you didn't bother to read the post you're replying to. That's precisely what his joke was—because of the trial and eSim you don't have to go get a burner phone with a burner sim.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
15 months ago
i'm already a t-mobile customer, i wonder if i can get better service this way...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikhsub1 Avatar
15 months ago

I have AT&T but have poor reception inside my home.
There is this new invention called wifi calling, you should check it out.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KaliYoni Avatar
15 months ago
This is great! Now I don't have to go to a 24-hour convenience store in a distant suburb to get a burner phone. Talk about convenience and COVID safety!!!
:p
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
davidjschloss Avatar
15 months ago

There is this new invention called wifi calling, you should check it out.
Everyone is so judgmental. It's not unreasonable for a person to want their cell phone to function as a cell phone in their home. Yes, you can do wifi calling, but not everyone has good internet service or a good wifi router. I use WiFi calling here in my house on Verizon and the call quality is noticeably worse than a cell connection.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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