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.
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.