Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s president of technology, reports that tethering usage is up 57% among T-Mobile customers and 70% among Spring subscribers. Usage of food delivery apps, gaming apps, video streaming, messaging and calling is up significantly overall, ranging from 30% to more than doubling in usage.
Usage of educational apps is way up again this week, too. In total, people are using these apps 148% more as kids continue to get their schooling done while quarantining at home.
Looking specifically at New York City, use of educational apps is up a whopping 268% since the beginning of March. That’s not the only way that T-Mo is helping kids in NYC get their schooling done, though, because Mike Katz, EVP of T-Mobile for Business, said this week that T-Mo is working to get LTE connectivity on iPads for more than 300,000 students in NYC.
T-Mobile also recently got students in a Seattle school district connected with 850 hotspots, and in San Francisco, the 1Million Project Foundation is lighting up Wi-Fi hotspots starting this week.
In total, T-Mobile and Sprint have helped to connect more than 500,000 students across 800 schools over the past month.