After a long pilot period, T-Mobile is making its 5G Internet service for the home a reality today. The company announced the announcement on a live stream today, plagued as its next move from Uncarrier, and it says 30 million homes are now eligible for the service – of which 10 million are in rural areas.
The service costs $ 60 per person. Month or $ 65 without autopay, which is $ 10 more per month. Month than when the pilot program was introduced. The service is provided without data caps, hardware rental fees or annual contracts, and customers install their own equipment themselves. T-Mobile says most customers will experience speeds of 1
But there is an important caveat: Internet customers are exposed to computer skills in times of network congestion, which can be a serious deterrent for some customers living in dense areas.
T-Mobile’s talk of 5G home internet dates back to 2019, when the company filed its case before the Federal Communications Commission as to why it should be allowed to acquire Sprint. It claimed that access to Sprint’s network would be a necessary step in offering high-speed wireless Internet at home. According to the company, this would allow T-Mobile to offer an alternative to the dominant ISPs and bring faster internet to disadvantaged rural areas.
Before the ink was dry on the deal, T-Mobile started piloting the service over its existing LTE network. It started at least as an invitation offer for 50,000 households. As of last month, the pilot included 100,000 households.
Testing a pilot program in select cities is one thing; opening this service to 5G customers across the country is another. T-Mobile is certainly convinced that its network can handle it, and with good reason: the spectrum it acquired from Sprint has given it a leg up, especially compared to Verizon and AT&T. Maybe when it’s done this promise from its Sprint acquisition talks, it may be working on its promise to help Dish become the fourth wireless operator we have missed.