T-Mobile Home Internet service expands again, now available in more than 130 new cities

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Availability of T-Mobile Home Internet started out slow, with the service spending more than a year in a limited pilot test and then opening up in a single market. But more recently, T-Mobile has been expanding it in a big way.

T-Mobile Home Internet is now available in more than 130 new cities and towns. This expansion comes just one month after T-Mo’s internet service expanded to 450 cities.

Today’s expansion brings T-Mobile Home Internet to cities in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Some of the cities getting service today include Ann Arbor, MI; Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN; Cleveland-Elyria, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA.

A full list of the new T-Mobile Home Internet cities and towns is available at the bottom of this post.

T-Mo’s internet service is offered on a first come, first serve basis based on equipment inventory and local network capacity. It’s priced at $50 per month with autopay, a price that includes taxes and fees, and there are no hardware rental or installation costs, no annual contracts, and no data caps.

T-Mobile Home Internet runs on T-Mo’s 4G LTE network and customers are guaranteed to get average download speeds of 25Mbps, though the carrier expects that most will get 50Mbps or higher. T-Mobile is planning to launch 5G Home Internet service in 2021.

If you’re in one of the cities where T-Mobile Home Internet is available and you’d like to give it a try, you can begin the signup process here.

Michigan

  • Adrian
  • Alma
  • Alpena
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Big Rapids
  • Cadillac
  • Coldwater
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids-Kentwood
  • Hillsdale
  • Holland
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo-Portage
  • Lansing-East Lansing
  • Ludington
  • Midland
  • Monroe
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Muskegon
  • Niles
  • Saginaw
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • South Bend-Mishawaka
  • Sturgis
  • Traverse City

Minnesota

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

New York

  • Binghamton
  • Corning

North Dakota

  • Bismarck
  • Dickinson
  • Jamestown
  • Minot
  • Williston
  • Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Wahpeton

Ohio

  • Akron
  • Ashland
  • Ashtabula
  • Bucyrus-Galion
  • Cambridge
  • Canton-Massillon
  • Cleveland-Elyria
  • Coshocton
  • Defiance
  • Findlay
  • Fremont
  • Lima
  • Mansfield
  • Marion
  • New Philadelphia-Dover
  • Norwalk
  • Salem
  • Sandusky
  • Tiffin
  • Toledo
  • Wooster
  • Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

Pennsylvania

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

South Dakota

  • Aberdeen
  • Brookings
  • Huron
  • Mitchell
  • Pierre
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls
  • Watertown
  • Yankton

West Virginia

  • Clarksburg
  • Cumberland
  • Elkins
  • Morgantown
  • Weirton-Steubenville
  • Wheeling

Wisconsin

  • Eau Claire
  • La Crosse-Onalaska
  • Menomonie
  • Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Brenden Morris

    I currently have the T-Mobile Home Internet, but my city is not listed on the website. I don’t know if got it by mistake or what. But I’m currently using it & paying for the service. It’s actually very good.

    • Al Beto O

      That is good to hear that.

    • Are you in Denver? LOL!

  • JG

    No data cap was mentioned in the article… Does that include no deprioritization cap?

    If their network is strong enough a household can use as much data as they want – potentially hundreds if not thousands of gigs a month – why is my phone still limited to just 50Gb per month before it gets dropped down to 2G speeds?

    • Acdc1a

      Being deprioritized is not being dropped to 2G speeds. I frequently get deprioritized and get 2-3 mbps down. Good enough for SD video.

      • Jesse

        I use over 2 TB’s of data a month and never get a cap or throttle.

        • AA-Ron

          What the hell are you downloading? Lol. I use my phone as a Hotspot for my work laptop and a couple other devices, constantly streaming and downloading. I avg about 200- 250 a month.

        • Jesse

          It’s my home internet with Tmobile @Home. I have my network setup, kids gaming, streaming and then my plex server setup for movies.

        • AA-Ron

          Oh I see, you are using tmobile home internet. Very nice to know.

    • Shaun Michalak

      To quote T-Mobile.. “T-Mobile Home Internet customers receive the same network prioritization as Heavy Data Users”

      So basically, T-Mobile home internet is already deprioritized from the start.. You are basically at the bottom of the priority scale from the start, which is why there is no data cap on their home internet.. You basically are are already being subjected to the “what is left” level of things from the start.. So if service is bad in your area, you can expect some pretty crappy service to start off with.. but if service is great, and there is little congestion on your tower, then you are most likely going to love it..

      My personal opinion on the situation.. In urban areas, I think once T-Mobile gets everything worked out, they get 5G truly installed right, and they get all of Sprints service installed on all towers (band 25, etc).. Then urban areas will get much better service.. But in cases like where I live.. They have not really done anything on my tower since they did that initial upgrade to install more bandwidth to prepare for the merger a year or two ago..

  • When are we going to get this in Denver????

    • Terry

      I have the service in Denver. I am in the Central Park area.

  • Shaun Michalak

    I live in Erie, PA, and I am on that list.. I will just say this.. On the tower that I am on, I find it VERY hard to believe that they can guarantee me speeds of at least 25mb speeds down.. I am on Metro, and right now, I just did a speed test and my speeds were.. get this.. 2.5 mb down.. If they can not guarantee me at least 5mb down on Metro, which is their company, how do you expect me to believe that they can guarantee me 25mb down at a minimum for internet..

    Now there are “other” towers in the city that I have gotten speeds of closer to 80mb down at a top speed, and most of the time get over 20mb down in speed tests.. but not the tower I am on.. The tower down by Hamot Hospital is no better then the one that I am on too.. I think they need to do some major upgrades, maybe put in some true 5G in the area with band 41, and then make those home network devices 5G compatible, and then I will agree to it.. But not until then in my area..

    • AA-Ron

      Maybe it’s because you are on Metro so your data connection is not prioritized.

      • Shaun Michalak

        Yea.. so it is not prioritized.. What does that change?? The fact is, if I can only get 2mb down at times, that in itself proves that there is little extra bandwidth out there off of this tower to be able to support all of the users that would go with their internet service.. I mean, just think about it.. If I, as an actual T-Mobile customer, just de-prioritized some, can not get 2mb down at times.. Do you really think that if 50 people signed up for it, that they could magically come up with.. lets just say that each person uses just 5mb down, not the more average of 25 that they say people will get.. that is 250mb down more then what is being used now.. So yea.. I am down a notch on the priority level.. But still. do you honestly think that with my being that low, they can magically come up with 250 mb down when us Metro people can only get 2mb down each now?? I think that saying goes, you can not get blood from a turnip (or rock).. well, you can not get and extra 250mb down on a tower that only has 300 mb?? down max speeds to start off with.. and still handle all cell service on top of it..

        • marque2

          Cuz tmobile home internet will be prioritized.

        • Shaun Michalak

          yea.. prioritized at the same level as Metro customers.. To quote..

          “T-Mobile Home Internet customers are prioritized at the same level as Heavy Data Users”

          So again, I will repeat my comment.. Since internet users are prioritized much lower then regular cell users, which pretty much puts them as the same level as Metro customers.. and Metro customers on some towers can only get a couple of megs down.. I am still failing to see how they could even suggest the guarantee of that 25mb down.. That is unless they have a set amount of bandwidth and frequency only used for internet users, which I highly doubt..

        • marque2

          Um you are missing bits in your analysis – they could get deprioritized after the minimum guarantee which I believe Is 50gigs of data a month. Prepaid services can get deprioritized much more quickly.

        • Shaun Michalak

          No.. T-mobile said straight out that internet users are de-prioritized as if they were heavy users, as in over 50 gigs of use, right from the start.. Prepaid get de-prioritized even further after a certain amount of data is used.. but it is after.. Internet users are prioritized at that low level right from the start.. not after they use a certain amount of data, like they do with cell phone use..

        • marque2

          OK well at least you are discussing it correctly – you get x gigs and then they deprioritized with internet. You were saying other stuff before. No one would buy it if they deprioritized you after the first byte as you were intimating.

        • Shaun Michalak

          With cell use, it is x gigs and then get de-prioritized.. With this internet service, you get de-prioritized as if you had already used that x number of gigs from the start.. That is why I said, if someone is on a tower that a Metro customer can not get more then 2mb down at times, how do they expect an already de-prioritized internet user to reach speeds of 25mb down?? I just do not see it happening.. at least not on “that” tower..

          I think in cases like mine, a lot of the problems are due to the lack of upgrades.. They combined both, T-Mobile and Sprint customers on to the T-Mobile network, or which ever is best for Sprint customers.. But here, both T-Mobile and Sprint have tower right next to each other.. With T-Mobile, I can get full bars.. With Sprint, I am lucky to get 2 bars.. In my house, I lose all signal..

          So in my area, Sprint customers would jump off of T-Mobile for the simple fact that they get much better service.. But on my tower, which is on top of high rise apartments, They never put any band 71 on that tower, they have not combined anything any put any of Sprints band 25 in use on it.. So I believe that once they combine those 2 towers into one, they put all that band 25 to use on T-Mobiles end, so people get better signals, and then add in some 5G on that tower, and hopefully band 71 along with band 41 too, then I think it would work out fine.. But right now, not so much..

    • Phil7474

      It might be because your not priority over post paid subscribers. I guess you assume you get the same prioritization as a post paid subscriber, uh NO! Its prepaid…..

      • Shaun Michalak

        I already know I am not prioritized.. But you miss the point completely.. If I am only getting 2 megs down at times, then that means that there is not an excess of bandwidth on that tower to start off with.. So what happens when a lot of people using them for internet start using that internet off of that same tower that I am only getting 2 mb down at times right now?? My point is, if they had an excess of spectrum on that tower, my downloads would always be over 10 mb down.. But the fact that most of the time it is not, proves that there is not an excess of bandwidth on this tower..

        So what happens when 50 people all get internet from T-Mobile, and all use that same tower.. Lest just say that they use 5mb down each.. That equals an additional 250 mb down, on a system that can not let me get even 5 megs down, with being de-prioritized, right now.. Do you honestly think that the tower can actually handle that kind of extra bandwidth on an already congested tower to start off with?? I think not.. At least not until they add more bandwidth.. Say add in Sprints band 25, add band 71 to the tower, etc.. Maybe even do 5G on it with band 41..

        Either way, the fact that Metro customers can not get 10 megs down proves that there is too much congestion, and not enough bandwidth to support a minimum of 25 mb down minimum for every customer off of this tower right now.

  • Bklynman

    They call that NY? 2 Little cites upstate NYC? RCN can’t even get certain area of NYC. Both RCN and Tmo refuses to give the right politicians suitcaseS to approve them to all over NYC.

  • Brenden Morris

    One thing I’ll point out. This Home Internet uses LTE…not 5G. So everyone is clear. I was under the impression it used 5G signal, but that’s not true.

    • Shaun Michalak

      They say right in there that they use LTE, but they will probably update it in the future to use 5G as things improve.. right now, I think it comes down to there are no 5G hotspot devices out there so that is probably why they say no 5G compatibility..

  • Glenn Gore

    I applaud the carriers for trying to do a home internet service for their customers, whether it be LTE-based or 5G, but I do not think that any of them have the site density, spectrum deployment, or back-haul capacity that is necessary to provide an acceptable service over a significant portion of their coverage area when compared to what Starlink will be able to provide once they get their system up and running.

    Who gets their service going first is a good question and we will have to wait and see, but it is my hunch that Starlink will win that race. They have a LOT of satellites still to launch in order to provide coverage everywhere, so we will see how it turns out.

    • Shaun Michalak

      With a lot of towers, especially in highly congested areas, I would agree.. Now in the outskirts, where things are not that congested, I would say that it is completely possible.. But not in town.. and definitely not in highly congested areas.. Like around large hospitals, high rise apartments, etc.. the towers are just too far apart for them to support this off of what they have installed now.. at least in areas like that.. But I could see it more possible in outskirts or possibly more toward rural areas..

      • Glenn Gore

        T-Mobile’s rural sites around here are spaced pretty much at 20-mile intervals, which leaves a significant territory at the fringe of each site where signal is very weak to non-existent and unusable, so those are places where any sort of cellular-based home internet service would not work or would not work well. Starlink would not have any problem, covering all those gaps just fine.

        • Shaun Michalak

          If you are close to the tower, then that should not be a problem.. But you are correct.. In the middle of the 2 towers, there would definitely be a problem.. and even if you did get a signal, the problem is that you would be so far from the tower, and not a strong enough of a signal to get very good speeds anyways..

          My comment was more based on the people that are closer to the tower, where they could get about a half signal strength, or better..

  • tony77

    I live in a Metro area with shockingly spotty Comcast service and no good alternative. Especially now that we all work from home, I would pay a premium to be free of Comcast. I know T-Mobile can’t meet demand for home wireless, especially with LTE. But I suspect they could make it really expensive and attract the right balance of customers for network capacity. Especially if bundled with a router that only cuts over to wireless when Comcast goes down, preventing my Zoom call from failing.

    • Shaun Michalak

      In metro areas, I would have to agree.. I am in the same position here.. I live in an area that has multiple high rise apartments, plus I live just 1 block from a hospital too.. The worst part is, I think with the antennas being on top of a high rise apartment, and then joining with Sprint, I think that they are waiting to do everything all at once, so they have done almost nothing to upgrade my tower at all.. I have the feeling that when they do, my service is going to be going out for a little time..

      They will probably install new antennas, have to run new fiber lines.. after all, they have done almost nothing to upgrade that tower as far back as I can remember.. so I can just imagine how old the lines are that are run there. Not to mention that they probably are not good enough for the bandwidth for 5G on it either.. So combining or moving Sprints band 25 with T-Mobiles service that is already there, along with adding bands 71 and 41.. I think that there are a lot of places in urban areas just like mine, that right now, service is lacking, but I believe that once they get things upgraded and combined, things are going to get much better.. But until then…

  • PaulNotBunyan

    I have had it for less than 3 days now. Watched a bunch of 4k movies in the first 49 hours after activating (85 GB downloaded). Flawless so far. It’s a month to month commitment so why should I worry? If they oversubscribe the service, customers will leave. They also know that starlink pricing will eventually go down. Worst case for me is that I revert to cable service with the unlimited data option that I had before. It was $105/month which is higher than many people in big cities pay but their total cost of living is probably much higher than mine.