T-Mobile Home Wireless Internet Service Launches Today
After a long pilot, T-Mobile Home Internet is now an official productCEO Mike Sievert announced at the carrier’s next event on Wednesday. With today’s launch, 30 million Americans in the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii can sign up for the service. T-Mobile says the plan will offer average speeds above 100 Mbps for most new customers. At the very least, anyone who qualifies for the service will see download speeds of at least 50 Mbps. The service, based on T-Mobile 4G LTE and 5G networks, will set you back $ 60 per month with automatic payments. This price does not include additional taxes, annual contracts or equipment rental fees. T-Mobile also promises unlimited data and no limitations.
Of the 30 million people who can sign up for the service today, T-Mobile says 10 million are located in rural communities. “We’re going to make sure small town Americans are no longer left behind,” Sievert said during the presentation. You can check if T-Mobile Home Internet is available in your area by visiting the website. One thing to note is that the company says initial availability will be limited by its inventory of WiFi gateways – and there is currently a global shortage of them.
As part of today’s event, the carrier also announced a project called T-Mobile Hometown. Over the next two years, he plans to build new retail outlets in rural communities across the United States. T-Mobile estimates that its new stores will create 5,000 jobs. In places where it is not possible to build new outlets, the company plans to hire 2,500 “local experts”. These employees will have many of the same responsibilities as its regular retail employees, but they will not operate in a traditional store. “Think about [them] as a one-person store, ”T-Mobile says of the new position.