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T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Everything You Need To Know – Updated September 2022

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Many people wonder why we need 5G, many claim that “4G LTE is already fast enough”. And while that’s probably true, 5G isn’t all about speed. 5G is about new applications, just as 4G LTE was. Do you think we would have ever been able to watch 4K videos on our smartphones on 3G connectivity? Nope. It’s just too slow for that. But 5G has many more applications than just better streaming video. Like replacing your existing home internet.

And that’s where T-Mobile 5G Home Internet comes into play. It’s a new-ish service from T-Mobile that essentially makes it your ISP. It doesn’t need to plug into a coax or phone line either. It just plugs into the wall and you’re good to go. T-Mobile has offered Home Internet for a couple of years already, but recently upgraded it to 5G, which is going to allow for better speeds and coverage.

In this article, we’re going to attempt to answer all of your questions about T-Mobile 5G Home Internet and hopefully help you decide whether it’s worth it to switch or not.

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What is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet?

T-Mobile has wanted to break into the home internet game for a while, and 5G is going to be how it does it. Essentially, using its 5G network to power all of the WiFi devices in your home. The service runs on the same network that your phone does (if you use T-Mobile). So you won’t be getting Fiber like what Comcast and AT&T offer to customers.

T-Mobile has launched 5G and 5G UC across the country, so you’re going to get some pretty fast speeds – gigabit speeds in some areas. As well as great coverage from the 5G network. Making Home Internet very useful. And it’s pretty inexpensive too.

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How much does it cost?

Unlike Verizon, T-Mobile offers a single plan for its 5G Home Internet service. It’s going to cost you $50 per month. There’s no equipment fees, no data caps and no contracts included. Just a straight up $50 per month plus whatever applicable taxes and fees – which will vary by State.

If you decide not to use autopay, it’ll be $55 per month. Not a huge difference, but if you really want to save money, then autopay is the way to do it.

This is actually very competitive with the traditional home internet services. For example, AT&T offers gigabit fiber for $70/month in a lot of areas. Which is going to be a lot faster, but maybe not $20 faster.

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Do I get a discount for being a T-Mobile subscriber?

Unfortunately, no. T-Mobile does not offer a discount for existing T-Mobile subscribers. This is good news if you’re on AT&T or Verizon and want to get T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. But bad news for existing T-Mobile subscribers that wanted to save even more.

You can sign up for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet online, or via a T-Mobile store.

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Does T-Mobile offer any promotions for switching?

T-Mobile doesn’t really have any promotions for “switching” all of the promotions it currently has are available for new and existing customers. Many of the new promotions start on May 10, which were announced earlier this week.

For example, you can get half off YouTube TV for a year when you have a Magenta MAX voice plan. You can also get Home Internet for just $30 per month when you have a Magenta MAX plan. They’ll also give you a streaming device for free (up to $50 off) when you sign up for Home Internet. And finally, you can get a year of Paramount+ for free.

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T-Mobile is actually planning to offer even more promotions for streaming services in the coming months.

Are there are any data caps with T-Mobile 5G Home Internet?

T-Mobile says that there is no data cap with its 5G Home Internet service. So you can use as much bandwidth as you want, and need. This isn’t much of a surprise, as we have also seen a lot of cable and traditional ISP’s eliminating their data caps as well – including Comcast.

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What kind of speeds can I expect?

Perhaps the only downside to these 5G Home Internet plans, is that you don’t really know how good the download and upload speeds are going to be. And if they are going to be constant or not. T-Mobile says that “5G Home Internet customers will see average download speeds in excess of 100Mbps”. Honestly, that’s not very fast for $50/month. It’s almost worthwhile to use AT&T’s Fiber service instead.

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Typical download speeds are 35-115Mbps. So this is not for those that work from home, or do a lot of online gaming. Upload speeds are typically between 6-23Mbps.

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Where is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet available?

T-Mobile claims that its 5G Home Internet service is available for over 30 million households in over 40 different states. That means its covers even more of the US than Verizon’s 5G Home Internet service does – at least for now. T-Mobile does now have a list of Cities that it is available in:

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Alabama

  • Huntsville Birmingham-Hoover Jasper
  • Alexander City
  • Scottsboro
  • Talladega-Sylacauga
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Troy
  • Auburn-Opelika
  • Montgomery
  • Florence-Muscle
  • Shoals Selma
  • Enterprise
  • Mobile
  • Atmore
  • Cullman
  • Eufaula

Arizona

  • Safford
  • Payson
  • Nogales
  • Sierra Vista-Douglas
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler
  • Tucson
  • Prescott Valley-Prescott
  • Flagstaff
  • Yuma
  • Lake Havasu City-Kingman

Arkansas

  • Jonesboro
  • Mountain Home
  • Blytheville
  • Malvern
  • Searcy Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
  • Pine Bluff
  • Paragould
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
  • Batesville
  • Harrison
  • Camden
  • Fort Smith

California

  • Crescent City
  • Susanville
  • Napa
  • Hanford-Corcoran
  • Eureka-Arcata
  • San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad
  • Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley
  • San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles Stockton
  • Modesto
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
  • Vallejo
  • Redding
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
  • Merced
  • El Centro

Colorado

  • Steamboat Spr+A60:A71ings
  • Edwards
  • Durango
  • Colorado Springs
  • Pueblo
  • Boulder Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
  • Glenwood Springs Greeley
  • Breckenridge
  • Montrose
  • Fort Collins

Connecticut

  • Norwich-New London
  • Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown
  • New Haven-Milford
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
  • Torrington

Delaware

  • Dover

Florida

  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
  • Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
    The Villages
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
  • Clewiston
  • Tallahassee
  • Panama City
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven
  • Key West
  • Jacksonville
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

Georgia

  • Americus
  • Cordele
  • Jesup
  • Statesboro
  • Dalton
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta
  • Hinesville
  • Thomaston
  • Vidalia
  • Waycross
  • Savannah
  • Dublin
  • Warner Robins
  • Douglas
  • Thomasville
  • Gainesville
  • Tifton
  • Macon-Bibb County
  • LaGrange
  • Augusta-Richmond County

Hawaii

  • Kapaa
  • Urban Honolulu
  • Hilo Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

Idaho

  • Hailey
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Burley Pocatello
  • Idaho Falls
  • Boise City
  • Rexburg
  • Mountain Home
  • Twin Falls
  • Blackfoot
  • Lewiston

Illinois

  • Bloomington
  • Carbondale-Marion
  • Kankakee
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • Effingham
  • Peoria
  • Decatur
  • Pontiac
  • Springfield
  • Galesburg
  • Rockford
  • Ottawa
  • Lincoln
  • Danville
  • Mount Vernon
  • Freeport
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

Indiana

  • Greensburg
  • Seymour
  • Plymouth
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson
  • Marion
  • Bloomington
  • Lafayette-West Lafayette
  • Madison
  • Warsaw
  • Muncie
  • Bedford
  • Fort Wayne
  • Elkhart-Goshen
  • Huntington
    Michigan City-La Porte
  • North Vernon
  • Richmond
  • New Castle
  • Connersville
  • Vincennes
  • Wabash
  • Crawfordsville
  • Terre Haute
  • Angola
  • Scottsburg
  • Kokomo
  • Washington
  • Evansville
  • South Bend-Mishawaka

Iowa

  • Spencer
  • Des Moines-West Des Moines
  • Storm Lake
  • Dubuque
  • Pella
  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ottumwa
  • Ames
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Muscatine
  • Mason City
  • Spirit Lake
  • Fort Dodge Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
  • Fort Madison-Keokuk
  • Sioux City

Kansas

  • Pittsburg
  • Manhattan
  • Wichita
  • Ottawa
  • Lawrence
  • Atchison
  • Great Bend
  • Emporia
  • Topeka
  • Salina
  • Garden City
  • Hutchinson

Kentucky

  • Maysville
  • Lexington-Fayette
  • Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
  • Mount Sterling
  • Bardstown
  • Madisonville
  • London
  • Richmond-Berea
  • Mayfield
  • Campbellsville
  • Murray
  • Bowling Green
  • Paducah Louisville/Jefferson County

Louisiana

  • New Orleans-Metairie
  • Jennings
  • Baton Rouge
  • Minden
  • Bogalusa
  • Houma-Thibodaux
  • Alexandria
  • Morgan City
  • DeRidder
  • Natchitoches
  • Lake Charles
  • Hammond
  • Ruston

Maine

  • Lewiston-Auburn
  • Portland-South Portland
  • Augusta-Waterville
  • Bangor

Maryland

  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
  • California-Lexington Park
  • Easton
  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg
  • Salisbury

Massachusetts

  • Pittsfield
  • Springfield
  • Worcester
  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton
  • Barnstable
  • Vineyard Haven

Michigan

  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
  • Bay City
  • Sturgis
  • Midland
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Ann Arbor
  • Marquette
  • Monroe
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Niles
  • Coldwater
  • Lansing-East Lansing
  • Grand Rapids-Kentwood
  • Saginaw
  • Battle Creek
  • Holland
  • Jackson
  • Hillsdale
  • Flint

Minnesota

  • Faribault-Northfield
  • Austin
  • Hutchinson
  • Albert Lea
  • Alexandria
  • Bemidji
  • Red Wing
  • Fergus Falls
  • St. Cloud
  • Fairmont
  • Rochester
  • Grand Rapids
  • Mankato
  • Willmar
  • Brainerd
  • Winona
  • Marshall
  • New Ulm
  • Owatonna
  • Worthington
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
  • Duluth

Mississippi

  • Columbus
  • Jackson
  • Greenville
  • Laurel
  • Meridian
  • Oxford
  • Starkville
  • Natchez

Missouri

  • Farmington
  • Moberly
  • Sikeston
  • Warrensburg
  • Jefferson City
  • Poplar Bluff
  • Hannibal
  • Columbia
  • Springfield
  • Sedalia
  • Joplin
  • Maryville
  • Kennett
  • Marshall
  • Branson
  • Fort Leonard Wood
  • Lebanon
  • Cape Girardeau
  • St. Louis
  • Kansas City
  • St. Joseph

Montana

  • Kalispell
  • Butte-Silver Bow
  • Helena
  • Bozeman
  • Billings
  • Great Falls
  • Missoula

Nebraska

  • Lincoln
  • Omaha-Council Bluffs

New Hampshire

  • Laconia
  • Manchester-Nashua
  • Lebanon

New Jersey

  • Vineland-Bridgeton
  • Ocean City
  • Atlantic City-Hammonton
  • Trenton-Princeton

New Mexico

  • Clovis
  • Deming
  • Albuquerque
  • Española
  • Santa Fe
  • Alamogordo
  • Taos
  • Carlsbad-Artesia
  • Portales
  • Las Cruces
  • Silver City

North Carolina

  • Greenville
  • Morehead City
  • Wilmington
  • New Bern
  • Goldsboro
  • Henderson
  • Winston-Salem
  • Brevard
  • Durham-Chapel Hill
  • Fayetteville
  • Wilson
  • Raleigh-Cary
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
  • Greensboro-High Point
  • Washington
  • Lumberton
  • Jacksonville
  • Laurinburg
  • Burlington
  • Marion
  • Shelby
  • Boone
  • Forest City
  • Cullowhee
  • Asheville
  • Rockingham
  • Mount Airy
  • North Wilkesboro
  • Pinehurst-Southern Pines
  • Sanford
  • Rocky Mount
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • Kinston
  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

North Dakota

  • Bismarck
  • Minot
  • Jamestown
  • Wahpeton
  • Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Santa Fe
  • Alamogordo
  • Taos
  • Carlsbad-Artesia
  • Portales
  • Las Cruces
  • Silver City

Nevada

  • Pahrump
  • Elko
  • Fernley
  • Gardnerville Ranchos
  • Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise
  • Reno

New York

  • Batavia
  • Rochester
  • Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia
  • Buffalo-Cheektowaga
  • Cortland
  • Oneonta
  • Gloversville
  • Ithaca
  • Syracuse
  • Binghamton
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy
  • Seneca Falls
  • Utica-Rome
  • Amsterdam
  • Malone
  • Ogdensburg-Massena
  • Watertown-Fort Drum
  • Plattsburgh
  • Corning
  • Glens Falls
  • Olean
  • Hudson
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City

Ohio

  • Findlay
  • Ashland
  • Tiffin
  • Norwalk
  • Portsmouth
  • Van Wert
  • Dayton-Kettering
  • Cleveland-Elyria
  • Columbus Sidney
  • Defiance
  • Cambridge
  • Wilmington
  • Akron
  • Marion
  • New Philadelphia-Dover
  • Canton-Massillon
  • Springfield
  • Wapakoneta
  • Chillicothe
  • Mount Vernon
  • Greenville
  • Coshocton
  • Jackson
  • Lima
  • Mansfield
  • Zanesville
  • Sandusky
  • Wooster
  • Toledo
  • Cincinnati
  • Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

Oklahoma

  • Bartlesville
  • Altus
  • Guymon
  • Enid
  • Weatherford
  • Oklahoma City
  • Stillwater
  • Shawnee
  • Tulsa
  • Ponca City
  • Durant
  • Muskogee
  • Ardmore
  • Tahlequah
  • Hood River
  • La Grande
  • Corvallis
  • Newport
  • Albany-Lebanon
  • The Dalles
  • Eugene-Springfield
  • Salem
  • Astoria
  • Prineville
  • Bend
  • Coos Bay
  • Medford
  • Ontario
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

Pennsylvania

  • Lewistown
  • State College
  • Indiana
  • DuBois
  • St. Marys
  • Pittsburgh
  • Altoona
  • Williamsport
  • Meadville
  • Lock Haven
  • Erie
  • Johnstown
  • Warren
  • Lancaster
  • Somerset
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle
  • Bloomsburg-Berwick
  • New Castle
  • Pottsville
  • Reading
  • York-Hanover
  • Selinsgrove
  • Bradford
  • Lebanon
  • Lewisburg
  • Sunbury
  • East Stroudsburg
  • Scranton-Wilkes-Barre
  • Chambersburg-Waynesboro
  • Gettysburg
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

Rhode Island

  • Providence-Warwick

South Carolina

  • Charleston-North Charleston
  • Spartanburg
  • Georgetown
  • Greenville-Anderson
  • Bennettsville
  • Florence
  • Greenwood
  • Sumter
  • Columbia
  • Orangeburg
  • Newberry
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach

South Dakota

  • Sioux Falls
  • Pierre
  • Spearfish
  • Huron
  • Mitchell
  • Rapid City
  • Watertown

Tennessee

  • Knoxville
  • Martin
  • Athens
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin
  • Sevierville
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Jackson
  • Paris
  • Newport
  • Greeneville
  • Johnson City
  • Shelbyville
  • Morristown
  • Dayton
  • Union City
  • Cleveland
  • Tullahoma-Manchester
  • Chattanooga
  • Clarksville
  • Memphis
  • Kingsport-Bristol

Texas

  • Eagle Pass
  • Sweetwater
  • Odessa
  • Hereford
  • Port Lavaca
  • Rio Grande City-Roma
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
  • Kingsville
  • Midland
  • Raymondville
  • El Paso
  • Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown
  • Laredo
  • Del Rio
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels
  • Huntsville
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
  • Brownsville-Harlingen
  • Pampa
  • College Station-Bryan
  • Alice
  • Waco
  • Snyder
  • Victoria
  • Lubbock
  • Killeen-Temple
  • Corpus Christi
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur
  • El Campo
  • Wichita Falls
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
  • San Angelo
  • Plainview
  • Fredericksburg
  • Vernon
  • Borger
  • Kerrville

Utah

  • Price
  • Heber
  • Ogden-Clearfield
  • Provo-Orem
  • Salt Lake City
  • St. George
  • Vernal
  • Logan

Vermont

  • Burlington-South Burlington
  • Barre

Virginia

  • Big Stone Gap
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg
  • Lynchburg
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Danville
  • Staunton
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

Washington

  • Pullman
  • Moses Lake
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
  • Walla Walla
  • Spokane-Spokane Valley
  • Ellensburg
  • Othello
  • Kennewick-Richland
  • Oak Harbor
  • Port Angeles
  • Longview
  • Bellingham
  • Mount Vernon-Anacortes
  • Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater
  • Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard
  • Wenatchee
  • Yakima

West Virginia

  • Mount Gay-Shamrock
  • Charleston
  • Parkersburg-Vienna
  • Huntington-Ashland
  • Weirton-Steubenville
  • Bluefield

Wisconsin

  • Appleton
  • Green Bay Milwaukee-Waukesha
  • Oshkosh-Neenah
  • Manitowoc
  • Sheboygan
  • Racine
  • La Crosse-Onalaska

Wyoming

  • Riverton
  • Sheridan
  • Rock Springs
  • Cheyenne
  • Jackson

Is it easy to set up?

Setting up T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is pretty simple. Once you receive your new router, just plug it in, download the T-Mobile Internet app and follow the directions. It shouldn’t take to long to get setup. And T-Mobile’s award-winning customer support is available if you do run into any issues.

How does T-Mobile 5G Home Internet compare to competitors?

The main competitor for T-Mobile in this space right now is Verizon, which also offers 5G Home Internet service. However, it does seem to be better, at least on paper. Verizon typically offers 85-300Mbps speeds, versus T-Mobile’s 35-115Mbps speeds. That also comes from Verizon having C-Band and mmWave rolled out in a lot more areas than T-Mobile does. So we’d expect that to change over time.

Verizon also offers bonuses for existing customers, where the service can be as low as $25 per month (half off, if you have a qualifying unlimited line). Otherwise it is the same price as T-Mobile.

On the coverage side, T-Mobile actually wins, for now. As mentioned before T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is available in over 30 million households, while Verizon’s is really only available to about 20 million households. Again, this will change over time, as both want to cover 100% of the US, and that is far from 100%. Considering there are 122.8 million households in the US, as of 2019.

Should I switch to T-Mobile?

If you don’t work from home, and really only need internet to check Facebook, maybe pay your bills and a few other things, then yes, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet should be fine. But if you do work from home, do a lot of streaming, or even gaming, then it may not be the best choice, due to those somewhat slower speeds.

The ping should be pretty good, but if you’re playing eSports at about 50Mbps, you’re not going to have a good time. And if you’re really looking to save money, Verizon might be the better option, if you already use Verizon.

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