T-Mobile adding Hulu on us, satellite connectivity

If you were a Sprint subscriber chances are you felt a little pang of remorse when you switched to being fully T-Mobile and lost Sprint’s free Hulu option. What made the change a little less tragic however was you got Netflix on Us by T-Mobile and saved more money than you were saving with Hulu. You also got Apple TV+ as part of the package.


Well, starting January 24 Hulu on T-Mobile will be a perk of your T-Mobile membership.

Hulu on Us: Hulu is joining its incredible suite of complimentary streaming services — giving Un-carrier customers the best entertainment bundle in the wireless industry. And it’s not for a limited time or a discount like others offer… Starting January 24, Hulu and its lineup of thousands of popular TV shows , movies and more like “Abbott Elementary,” “The Bear,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Only Murders in the Building” will be included at no extra cost for new and existing Go5G Next customers. Streaming benefits alone on Go5G Next add up to over $35 per month (or $400 per year) in added value … all on top of America’s largest, fastest and most-awarded 5G network.

T-Mobile Newsroom

And although details on which phones work with it are still a little sparse, the first global Direct-to-cell satellites are in orbit which will allow anyone on the planet with a compatible device to be able to text or call from dead zones.

T-Mobile/SpaceX: Check out the livestreamed webcast of the SpaceX launch here. This is a major milestone following last year’s joint announcement of the Coverage Above and Beyond initiative—improving connectivity for many of the most remote locations previously unreachable by traditional cell signals from any provider … aka dead zones. T-Mobile also announced that following the open invitation to global providers last year, as of today, five are already on board including: KDDI (Japan), Optus (Australia), One NZ (New Zealand), Rogers (Canada) and Salt (Switzerland), with more to come. Today is the first of many Starlink satellite launches to come that will include Direct to Cell capabilities. And now that the satellites are in LEO, field testing can soon begin. Initially, the service will begin with text messaging, with voice and data coverage to follow.

T-Mobile Newsroom

It appears initially you will not be able to be stranded on a desert island with a phone and a solar charger and watch Only Murders in the Building, but you can probably text someone and ask them to summarize for you.

I would assume that the Hulu plan they’re including is probably the $7.99 ad supported version but I don’t see that in the press release. Price checks out.

Now if T-Mobile would just get some family line options that aren’t $60-$70 a line. Last I checked it made no sense to have more than one line on T-Mobile if the family was not data hogs, but that’s been a few months.

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