T-Mobile wants to be your home internet service provider
T-Mobile’s rolling out a $50 a month home internet LTE hotspot (Called T-Mobile Home Internet,) to about 50,000 customers in an attempt to see if the service is sustainable.
It’s currently invitation only, and they expect that the average speed is going to be somewhere around 50mbit, so pricewise it’s not a hefty competitor to companies like Comcast and AT&T offering 20x the speeds for $60-80, but it’s a start.
They expect, I’m assuming when the merger with Sprint goes through, or when 5G completely deploys, to up that to over 100mbit. But, you look at what you’ve got now and it’s not terrible.
The $50 plan has no bandwidth limits, however you’re going to be limited by signal and area congestion. Hopefully T-Mobile’s rolling the plan out to areas it knows it can support at least 50mbit.
It took me this long to figure out that 50,000, $50, 50-mbit, and their 5G deployment are what this is all about. Good one T-Mobile.
So yeah, I’m betting if T-Mobile’s working on 5G in your area you’ll be contacted shortly.[T-Mobile]