T-Mobile is cutting its home internet service price by $10 to a flat rate of $50 per month, with no additional fees. T-Mobile is taking aim at wireline competitors who often charge installation, activation, and equipment rental fees, calling the $50 flat rate the Big Fee Deal (BFD) promotion.
The T-Mobile flat rate fee of $50 is for an auto pay service. The price rises to $55 if subscribers opt to manually pay each month. For that $50 flat rate, customers also get a 5G wireless-capable gateway which offers a Wi-Fi 6 compatible router. Customers must self-install the service.
The ‘uncarrier’ is basically making permanent an earlier promotion of $10 off the normal $60 price for home internet. The flat rate is available to all home internet customers now.
“It’s almost hard to fathom that Americans paid ISPs over $9 billion in monthly fees in just one year,” said Dow Draper, Executive Vice President of Emerging Products at T-Mobile in a press release about the new T-Mobile flat rate. “All that money is above and beyond what people already pay in service costs for something that’s never been more critical. It’s wrong, it’s unnecessary and we’re tackling it head on.”
T-Mobile home internet service initially relied on 4G LTE fixed wireless service. But the company has since introduced 5G technology as well. T-Mobile claims customers can receive typical download speeds between 35-115 Mbps, and upload speeds of between 6 Mbps and 23 Mbps.
T-Mobile says this flat rate home internet service is available to 30 million households, across 600 markets. Late last month, T-Mobile announced its fixed wireless service was available to 51 additional markets.
Additional perks for T-Mobile home internet customers include a free streaming device, the TVision Hub, and a 50% discount on any T-Mobile hotspot plan, which offers mobile internet.