T-Mobile Netflix On Us will continue to cover subscription cost after Netflix price increase


It’s been revealed that Netflix will increase prices in the U.S. next month, and some T-Mobile customers may be wondering how this affects Netflix On Us. The good news is that it doesn’t appear that it’ll affect it at all.

T-Mobile will continue to cover the cost of a standard Netflix subscription for customers that qualify for Netflix On Us. Both T-Mobile CEO John Legere and the official @TMobileHelp account on Twitter confirmed as much this morning:

Starting in November, Netflix will raise the prices of its standard and premium plans in the U.S. The standard plan will go from $9.99 per month to $10.99, while the premium plan will increase from $11.99 per month to $13.99.

Netflix On Us is available to customers with two or more voice lines on a T-Mobile One taxes and fees included plan. The promo covers the cost of one standard Netflix subscription. If you’d like the Netflix premium plan, you can sign up for it and T-Mobile will pay Netflix for the subscription, then you’ll pay T-Mobile for the difference between the standard and premium plans on your monthly bill.

It’s been less than one month since Netflix On Us launched, and so it’s not too surprising that T-Mobile will continue to cover the cost of customers’ Netflix subscriptions after the price increase. If it didn’t, there’d probably be some customers frustrated about having to pay for that price increase after T-Mo promised to cover the cost of a sub. It’s still good to get confirmation that nothing about Netflix On Us will change despite the Netflix price increases, though.

Sources: Mashable, @JohnLegere, @TMobileHelp,

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  • CeroPunto

    Great! Bravo T-Mobile

  • tommy

    Hey!!!!! That’s my tweet!!!! Awesome. Thanks

    • Luis Hotdaddy Vasquez

      Who cares!

      • eanfoso

        Obviously you did :)

  • Acdc1a

    Anyone know how to like their Netflix to their T-Mobile account?

    • MadMartigan

      Log in to My T-Mobile, go to Plan, select Change Services, and add the Fam Incl. Netflix $9.99 feature to your account.

      If it doesn’t show up, your plan may not be eligible.

  • Ty Christensen

    It’s a $1 increase for 90% of the people, why would anyone panic? Cool that TMo is doing that though, good call!

  • The Waz

    yeah still waiting for netflix to qualify for 2/100 plan.

    • So you got a promo price and you’re complaining that you’re not getting free sh*t?

      • eanfoso

        That’s the American way! Why are you surprised? That’s like saying we should get rid of welfare just because those people can and should work!

    • Medion

      I’m also on 2 for 100, and got One Plus on both lines for free. Basically $40 off per month.

      No complaints about the lack of Netflix. Enjoy what you’ve got. I know that I will.

  • Steven

    T-Mobile BETTER cover the cost!!!! T-Mobile is raising its base price by 20 bucks!!!! 1 dollar netflix increase, 20 dollar increase to phone bill…. How do you think that adds up??

    I’ll stick to my 6GB Simple Choice with Unlimited Video from Binge On and Unlimited Music. Never even close to going over and only 93 bucks AFTER taxes and fees for 2 lines. T-Mobile is starting to add forced benefits that not everyone wants to justify major price increases… BS in my opinion… Anti-Uncarrier moves lately….

    • (J²)

      How is T-Mobile raising the base price by $20? There was never a regularly priced plan which featured 2 lines for $100 Unlimited Everything – They were all promos!

      Also, taxes and fees are now included. So, it’s a total wash!

      What you are seeing is T-Mobile is offering fewer promotions than it did several years ago. There’s hardly been any increases. As T-Mobile continues to take strides to be as good as or better than Verizon or AT&T, you’ll see that many of the perks that lure in subscribers will probably either stop or be reduced.

      • eanfoso

        90$ for unlimited? That’s pretty shitty considering for the longest it was 70$

        • (J²)

          I’m referring to 2+ line plans which is all T-Mobile promotes.

          Single line customers always get screwed, that’s not really anything new unfortunately.

          At least taxes and fees are included lol.

        • eanfoso

          Well, that’s the one we’ve been referring to and shitty nonetheless

      • Steven

        The plan for 2 lines used to be 2 for $100. Now they are weeding that out and it will be 2 for $120… There is an article on here about a week old talking about it more officially with dates.

        • (J²)

          Yes, I’m aware but the plan was a promotional plan and not apart of the normal pricing structure.

          For the longest, the first line on the family plan is $70, the second line is $50 and any additional lines would be $20.

  • riverhorse

    Sure enough, this positive announcement still somehow drew negative comments.
    There must be secretive Trolls United organizations somewhere out there.

  • Stephan Tchorbajian

    This honestly is idiotic. I don’t follow all these gimmicks. The reason to keep a cellular provider is for 1) excellent service (coverage/speed); 2) fair/flexible pricing. Anything else to me is just a “bait & hook” tactic.

    • g2a5b0e

      So extra money in your pocket is idiotic? In my opinion, T-Mobile meets both of bullet points you presented, so anything else is a perk or icing on the cake. You used the phrase “bait & hook” tactic, but that isn’t even a real phrase unless you’re talking about fishing. It’s “bait & switch” & that definitely does not apply here.

      • Stephan Tchorbajian

        G2a5b0e. I disagree. First, money in my pocket is represented by “fair” rates on calling plans that allow customers to save money. These addtional features are added “icing” as your opinion to justify higher rate costs by T-Mobile. Also, I think T-Mobile knows most people won’t use Netflix on their mobile phones. Okay, as per the last part, yes, it is “bait & switch” and I wasn’t referring to quote on quote “fishing” but had a moment were I went blank. Thank you for your corrective action “G2a5b0e.” Also, in this situation you should of taken my statement literally and not figuratively as my saying, “This is Idiotic” doesn’t refer to cost because I don’t mention it. Thanks.

        • g2a5b0e

          It doesn’t matter whether you use Netflix on your phone or not. I use it at home on my TV & I have for 10 years now. I was paying for it & now they’re paying for it & my bill has stayed the exact same, so I’m not sure what higher rate costs you’re referring to. Also, even if the prices are going up, that’s the nature of things. Did you expect your phone bill to stay the same forever? If you’re not happy with your service, you should go elsewhere, but any place you go with better service will cost you more money. Personally, for me, T-Mobile is the best value.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          Unfortunately I don’t really agree. There are other MVNOs who use T-Mobile’s network that give you unlimited and tiered options which makes for a better value. Also, if you’re an existing customer you’re grandfathered in.

        • g2a5b0e

          I hope you’re using of them then.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian


        • Greg Dalin

          If you are so unhappy, then go to that MVNO then, not sure why you seem so unhappy. ATT gives free HBO go for example also, with certain requirements, nothing is free in this world but hey to save me now 11 bucks isnt bad.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          I really don’t care. Simple, good price and service. If the service starts to stink then I’ll switch to an MVNO at that point.

        • g2a5b0e

          She sounds to me like one of those people who just loves to complain. There are many mobile providers out there. How hard is it to go with the one you hate the least & quit bitchin’?

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          G2a5b0e, how am I bitching? Can’t we discuss these details. Sounds to me like you have T-Mobile just for the Netflix.

        • g2a5b0e

          I’ve had Netflix for 10 years & T-Mobile for 14, so no. The point is that if a company that I already pay for tells me that they are going to pay for something else that I already pay for for no additional fees, literally what is there to complain about? That’s called a win-win.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          I don’t know :)

    • icwhatudidthere

      Rationally, you’re correct, this is a marketing tactic. But ultimately the reality is these tactics are used by all carriers so you need to take them into account when deciding what carrier to go with.

      • Stephan Tchorbajian

        ICWhat, they are but up to a point. I didn’t see AT&T or Verizon employing them until maybe within the last year or two when T-Mobile really got competitive. However, at this point the problem with T-Mobile is their customer service is lacking as there are so many new plans, features, retracted features that their customer service isn’t trained very well and has frequently screwed up with my billing. Personally, I think it’s better to buy your own unlocked phone, migrate over to any carrier, and pay for the service as T-Mobile(s) monthly EIP is basically a contract but without the explicit language.

        • RealShit

          Guess what, every carrier does financing for devices. You’re not angry at T-Mobile you’re angry at the wireless industry altogether. Also, a finance is different than a contract. You just don’t understand the differences and sound bitter. Also, what am I gonna do turn down the free Netflix that I’m automatically eligible for because I have more than 2 lines? Sorry… I don’t think anyone with a brain is rolling with you on this one.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          Real, how large a brain; peanut sized or normal? Is yours the former? No person has to role with me; just opinions.

        • Stephan Tchorbajian

          I’m not angry at the wireless industry as a whole. I’m just frustrated with the mistakes in billing as T-Mobile in the past has promised me a certain rate plan but then the billing is constantly wrong and I have to call 3-5x per month to have this fixed. If a carrier tells you something they should honor it. I don’t care about a price increase as it’s perfectly normal, but if a company stipulates XYZ price they should stick to it.

    • DKBNYC

      Those things are mandatory. If you are satisfied with you provider, great. If on top of great service they want to give you FREE Netflix, well thank you sir.

      • Stephan Tchorbajian

        DKBNYC, is there anything else you want free? Maybe donuts?

  • Philip

    Sooner, the price is going to increase. You pay for it. Its not free.

  • Krystal

    This is amazing!

  • SecretStatePolice

    I would rather get free YouTube Red (YT with no ads).
    YT actually recommends or links to media that I want to see.
    Netflix recommendations pull up stuff that’s semi-OK, but not really what I want, but it’s all that Netflix has available.

    • RealShit

      I simply subscribed to YouTube Red when I didn’t have to pay for Netflix anymore. It’s a win-win.

  • The Waz

    What i am saying is that Tmobile should be more clear when announcing their promos….stating that all Tmobile one customer get free netflix is very misleading and terrible Carrier tactic.