What You Need to Know About T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet

What You Need to Know About T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet

T-Mobile continues to dominate the 5G space, and its latest product release is no exception. T-Mobile has just launched T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. For just $50/month (with Autopay), customers in 5G available locations can get blazing-fast home internet speeds in just 15 minutes or less with T-Mobile’s plug-and-go setup. This isn’t a new product for the company, but the upgrade to 5G will make this offering faster with better coverage. 

T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet will power all your home’s devices using its 5G network. Customers can expect seamless streaming, fast gaming with zero lag, and just a better experience. The service will use the same network that your phone does (If you’re a T-Mobile customer). Depending on where you live, you’ll get fast speeds, and some areas will see gigabit speeds. 

There are no data caps at all, and T-Mobile means it. (This means no surprises or lagging if you’ve used “too much.”) This selling point has become commonplace in the market as more providers incentivize customers looking to stream, game, and download with no limits. 

Customers will be able to select a single plan for their T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service for just $50/month for Autopay, and for those who don’t want to Autopay, it’s just an additional $5/month. There are no equipment fees, no data caps, and contracts, just an easy and fast internet connection with no strings attached! Tax and fees will be applied, but that will vary depending on where you live. 

In regards to speeds, the only downside is you won’t know what’s available until you plug in and go. Average download speeds are 35-115Mbps, with download speeds averaging between 6-23Mbps. T-Mobile promises that “5G Home Internet customers will see average download speeds in excess of 100Mbps.” Depending on where you live, especially for those in rural environments, this may be worth the swap for a more dependable and faster internet connection than what you see with satellite internet. 

T-Mobile offers 5G coverage to 30 million people in 40 states, so having 5G availability in your area. However, T-Mobile constantly lights up new cities with 5G coverage as 5G matures. You can check to see if your home has 5G availability here

There, unfortunately, are no discounts if you’re a current T-Mobile customer (whomp, whomp). But, if you’re on AT&T or Verizon, T-Mobile does offer some pretty competitive incentives to switch. Currently, swappers can get a year of Paramount Plus on T-Mobile or a year of YouTube TV for $54.99/month instead of $64.99/month. If you have a landline and are hesitant to get rid of it, you can get home phone service for just $9.99/month with Ooma. 

Now for the big question, how does T-Mobile’s home internet option compare to AT&T and Verizon? Well, considering AT&T doesn’t have 5G home internet yet, it’s easy to say that T-Mobile outranks AT&T on this front, but AT&T’s fiber option is faster in some areas and is more widespread, so depending on where you live, AT&T may be the best internet option for you. 

The real contender against T-Mobile’s 5G home internet would be Verizon since they also offer a 5G home internet service. Comparing speeds, Verizon’s are faster, averaging about 85-300Mbps, whereas T-Mobile averages 35-115Mbps- so Verizon wins in that arena. But T-Mobile is far superior when comparing coverage. T-Mobile offers 5G to over 30 million households, whereas Verizon only provides 20 million homes.

Both of these metrics are expected to change as 5G becomes more widely available, so we’d opt to say whatever carrier has coverage in your area and makes the most financial sense, and can provide you the speed you need, is the way to go. Because both companies don’t have long-term annual contracts, you can get what works for you now and always swap later if something better comes along!