Leak reveals T-Mobile will offer new Home Internet promotion to targeted customers

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Because of how successful the public has accepted T-Mobile’s Home Internet service, the Un-Carrier is planning to unveil a new incentive promotion soon. 

The T-Mo Report recently shared a leaked document detailing the new promotion incentive. Customers who sign up for the plan can enjoy the promotion, called 2021 HINT P9. Through this promotion, targeted customers can get a $150 virtual prepaid card when they use the service for a minimum of 60 days. 

According to the document, both new and current customers and T-Mobile for Business customers are eligible for the promotion. Even though the document says that customers will be “targeted,” it likely means that the promotion will be offered to customers in select markets. 

If you sign up for the service, you will receive a redeemable promo code within 30 days. And once the service has been maintained for a total of 60 consecutive days, you will get a virtual prepaid card worth $150. 

Customers who cancelled the service in the last 90 days are no longer eligible for this promotion. According to the report, the offer will start on December 3rd. If you are one of the targeted customers, you should receive a text from T-Mobile. Right now, there’s no word on how the Un-carrier chooses customers it will target. But you can keep an eye out for a text from the Un-carrier.

 

Source: The T-Mo Report

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  • jeffp3456

    Sadly, still not available in my area..

  • slybacon

    Hmm. Wish I could get this promo. I just signed up a week ago and got the router up and running this last weekend. Still migrating a few wifi items over to the T-Mobile router, but so far, all is good. No issues streaming movies, downloading software updates, streaming security cameras, etc. The best location for the router in my townhouse is on the third floor in a window (behind the shades). I’m averaging about 300 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload over several speedtests over several days. Wifi reach goes all the way down to the first floor in my garage. Overall, happy so far and I plan to keep it for $50 per month and no data caps. Located in Salt Lake City.

  • mckillio

    It’s so successful that they need to pay people to get it?

    • Aaron Tillery

      What world do you live in this is literally how most business is run. Companies give something away for free or very cheap etc. in exchange they hope that you will enjoy the product or service and keep it and they now have a customer long-term generating them revenue. For example movie theater subscriptions give you a great deal be able to see as many movies as you want for a low monthly payment exchange you now will go there and feel like you are getting a better deal on Movies so you will probably spend more money at the concession stand generating them more money video game companies will sell a game system at a loss exchange for you by in the system being tied to their ecosystem and now buying software and accessories from them. This is literally what companies do has nothing to do with if they are successful or not. It’s normal

      • mckillio

        Easy there, it was mostly a joke about the headline/article but it’s a fair point regardless. I appreciate the work this site does but it’s overly positive about Tmobile.

      • MissedCall

        AKA a Loss Leader.

    • slybacon

      It’s mostly just trying to get people to overcome their hesitations.

    • Francisco Peña

      cell phones used to be subsidized because they would get more money from app sales, data collection, etc.

  • James Symmonds

    It’s tempting but does the TMobile router get some sort of special access on the network or something or is the speedtest result I get on my phone the same as what the router will get? If it is the same as my phone gets (around 200 on a good day at home) then I’ll have to stick with Google Fiber.

    • Ben

      At least you get 200. I’m getting 10-15 on 5G. About a mile away I’m get around 600 on 5GUC so I’d also like to know if the router will get special access to the network.

      • James Symmonds

        Yeah, if I go over to where my work office is I get 600 or so in the morning when no one else is up. Unfortunately, that does me no good as if I’m in the office I have to be on the office network. I mostly work from home though so I need a reliable high speed before the VPN jumps in and chops everything up.

      • slybacon

        My router shows that it only connects to n41 (which is 5Guc). It hasn’t connected to low band 5G (n71) at all. I’m typically 300 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. I would assume future firmware updates will allow CA once it is available on T-Mobile’s 5G network (should happen soon).

    • Haggy ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      The service ties you to certain towers and certain bands. 5G from a smartphone in my house is about 20 down and 1 up. Through the home internet, it varies. When it came out, I got over 600 down and 65 up. A test now showed me 172 down and 14.4 up. A day or two ago, I got around 500 down, but still under 20 up.

      Frankly, they are missing the boat on this. People need more upload speed. If I can download an HD movie in two minutes, but I stream it so it takes two hours, the bandwidth usage is relatively low. Even with five people in my home doing the same thing, I have enough bandwidth. Sure, some people will download a lot at once, but most people won’t. And most people won’t see the difference above 100 down.

      But upload is a different story. Something like a ring camera needs 2 up. If I have five cameras, and one triggers the others to start recording, things go to a crawl if I’m getting less than 10 up. By coming to a crawl, I mean downloads, since there’s no bandwidth left for acknowledgement packets. If I want to use Zoom, I need upload speed. If I want to back up my computer, I need upload speed. The types of things that need upload speed are often the ones that people have to sit around and wait for. If I close a program and it backs up its data as I wait for it to close, I don’t want to sit there for 10 minutes before I can shut the lid. People who work from home might need lots of upload speed and upload as much as they download.

      It used to be that people got 10 down and ISPs would say that they don’t need more. They couldn’t do things like streaming, but the industry’s answer was that nobody is doing it. Nobody was doing it because people didn’t have the bandwidth. Likewise, it’s hard for a company to sell you a plan that backs up your computer to the web when the backup takes more than 24 hours and a daily backup means that the backup never ends.

      If you have Google fiber, I’d definitely stick with it. These days, the cable company advertises upload speed, not download, and shows commercials about people’s video calls to relatives freezing. They are targeting people who use things like DSL or T-Mobile home Internet who don’t have the bandwidth to do things that require it.

  • TheTruthIsOutThere

    Maybe they should stop limiting which of their customers can actually order it.