T-Mobile's Home Internet, which uses excess capacity on T-Mobile's 4G and 5G networks, brings refreshing competition to the home internet service space, at $60 per month with no contract. We tested it for two months and found that it's a fine alternative to any cable or DSL tier of 100Mbps or less. However, it can't compete with high-speed fiber connections—at least not yet.
The New ISP in (Every) Town
We don't normally review ISPs at PCMag, for various reasons. Internet services are hard to get installed and hard to cancel, new services are often not available at our testing locations (which is why we haven't tested Starlink), and it takes months to review them properly. Instead, we rely on our readers in our annualFastest ISPs story, as well as other statistics, for a broad picture of the ISP market.
But T-Mobile's new home 5G offering is so new and important that we needed to make an exception. Rural 4G internet service has existed for years, and Verizon has sold 5G home service on a limited basis for two years now. T-Mobile's ambitions are much bigger: near-nationwide, easy-to-install home internet for urban, suburban, and rural users alike.
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The service is designed for people who don't have easy fiber access but aren't so far out in the woods that they'd have to rely on Starlink. That's a wide swath of urban, suburban, and exurban America. This map shows the 634 metro areas where T-Mobile advertises that Home Internet is available. (Each metro area is represented by one point, even if it's quite large.)
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The company's ISP offering isn't formally segregated from its mobile network. It uses excess capacity, and the amount of excess varies a lot. T-Mobile may feel it has capacity for one person on your block, for instance, so if someone else signs up first, you'll be put on a waiting list or told to try again later. Availability also changes with network upgrades, so punching your address into T-Mobile's site will give you different results over time.
If the mobile network around you becomes congested, your home network will slow down, too. T-Mobile is promising(Opens in a new window) average download speeds of at least 25Mbps, which isn't a lot, but it's the federal minimum for broadband. For most web browsing and asynchronous tasks, it's absolutely fine. Streaming music is generally 1Mbps or less, a 1080p Zoom call will cost you about 4Mbps, and a 1080p Netflix stream will run you around 7Mbps. As long as your household doesn't have multiple people doing all those things at once, 25Mbps will suffice.
On the other hand, 4K video streams can be 15Mbps each or more, and 4K cloud gaming with Google Stadia uses 35Mbps. If that's your jam, T-Mobile's service might fall short. It was plenty fast enough for those uses in our testing, but it may not be in regions with a weaker network.
It's important to note that you can't tote your T-Mobile Home Internet service from place to place. That is, you physically could, but eventually T-Mobile will catch you and stop your service. You've been sold your service because the tower serving your house has enough capacity. Other towers might not. T-Mobile wants to provide this service where it will work, and not where a pile-on of home internet users will bring the network to its knees.
Why get Home Internet and not a hotspot, which you can use anywhere that your service provider has a network? It's ultimately about the service plan. Hotspot plans tend to be very limited. T-Mobile's best current hotspot plan costs about the same as the Home Internet service, provides 100GB of data per month, and limits video streams to 480p. But its ISP plan is truly unlimited—I used 10 times that amount of data without any hint of speeds being throttled, and watched 4K video consistently.
No-Nonsense Installation and Billing
I subscribed on a retail basis, like any other customer, and soon received a box with everything I needed. Setting up the modem, which comes with its SIM already installed, is extremely easy: You download an app on your phone, turn the modem on, and use the display on the top of the modem to find a location with good signal. Then you're pretty much ready to go.
Billing was similarly a breeze. $60 was tacked on to my monthly T-Mobile bill, taxes and fees included. There is no rental fee for the modem.
The modem needs to be in a spot with strong T-Mobile signal. I tested it alongside a Galaxy S21 Ultra (also on T-Mobile's network) and found that the two devices saw equivalent signal strength on band 41 5G; on band 2 4G, the modem's reception was slightly better than the phone's. There are no obvious external antenna ports, but if you need better reception and you're a little handy, it's possible to open the modem and hook it up to a larger antenna(Opens in a new window) from Waveform. A good one(Opens in a new window) costs $219.99.
The router has ports, but many are disabled.
Very Basic Hardware
T-Mobile's Nokia modem can operate as an 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6 hotspot, but you're probably going to want to hook up a separate Wi-Fi router. The modem is very stripped down and has few features or options.
There are two functional Ethernet ports, along with a USB-C port and an RJ-11 phone jack that are disabled. There's also an odd-looking power port for UPS devices (I couldn't find a UPS that would be compatible), and a built-in but non-operational battery.In other words, you need to keep the modem plugged into a wall outlet and connect to it over either Wi-Fi or Ethernet; there are no other options.
The status screen isn't bad.
There's a basic web-based management page that lets you see the status of your connection and configure the modem's very few settings. Bizarrely, you can have up to 12 total SSIDs (wireless networks) on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands—I can't think of any situation where you would need more than three or four—and you can set their power levels and channels, but you won't find port forwarding, DMZ, VPN settings, or parental controls, all of which I've considered basic router functionalities for at least five years.
Many common Wi-Fi settings are missing.
There's good news, though: You can attach a better router or a mesh system to one of the Ethernet ports for the range, flexibility, and controls you need. As the T-Mobile modem doesn't have a bridge mode, look for a router that will avoid creating a double NAT situation, which can confuse some online services. Recent Wi-Fi 6 routers should be fine; I used a Netgear Nighthawk AX8 without a problem.
To be frank, I am concerned about the reliability of this hardware. I had to get my first modem replaced because it had so many problems, as detailed below. Unfortunately there's no other modem that works with this service, so you just have to expect that at some point you'll run into difficulties and need to ask T-Mobile for a replacement device.
A Rough Start, Then Smooth Sailing
I used T-Mobile as my primary work connection for two months. I also hooked up a small PC to the modem via Ethernet. The PC ran Ookla Speedtest every 20 minutes, along with pings to 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, Cloudflare and Google's domain name servers, every minute. That gave me thousands of data points for an overall picture of each day. (Ookla is owned by PCMag's parent company, Ziff Davis.)
I really struggled with my first month of T-Mobile service. Google and Yahoo web pages would stall out. Video calls kept being interrupted by latency spikes. Sometimes the network would drop out entirely for minutes at a time. When I went looking for more information online, I found many(Opens in a new window) similar(Opens in a new window) complaints(Opens in a new window) from T-Mobile Home Internet customers on Reddit.
I spent a week talking to support techs as they made network-side adjustments that didn't make any difference. Then T-Mobile swapped out my modem and everything got better, so I'm comfortable blaming the hardware rather than T-Mobile's network.
With a new modem, all of the mysterious stalls, freezes, and lag disappeared. During the first month, I had 11 days where at least one test showed download speeds below 20Mbps. During the second month (with the new modem), there were only three days where the speed dropped below 20Mbps.
The chart below shows the distribution of download, upload, and ping speeds across all the tests I did once I had a functioning modem. You can see that download speeds were generally in the 150–300Mbps range, uploads were around 60–120Mbps, and pings were around 10–20ms.
Wireless broadband fluctuates—on June 3, for instance, my download speed varied from a low of 22.5Mbps to a high of 531Mbps—but I found I could rely on getting more than 50Mbps down and 20Mbps up almost all the time. About 42% of my slower results occurred between 4 and 9 PM, which makes sense (that's peak time for T-Mobile's customers to be using its 4G and 5G networks).
Your speeds may not look like mine. I live in a place with strong T-Mobile mid-band 5G signal and plenty of capacity. If you don't, you won't see performance that's nearly as good. I'm especially concerned about people who will rely on T-Mobile's low-band (band 71) 5G, which has much less capacity than its mid-band (band 41) 5G does. If you're curious about what kind of connection you're likely to get, go to Cellmapper(Opens in a new window) and see whether there has been a band 41 sighting reported near you.
You don't need to worry about data caps or prioritization on this service. I used more than a terabyte a month and did not encounter anything that looked consistently like deprioritization. Download all you want.
In practice, T-Mobile Home Internet is identical to service from a cable-based home ISP. Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Netflix all streamed to my Roku TV in crystal clear 4K with HDR. I was able to use Wi-Fi calling over the router with both T-Mobile and Verizon phones, but the modem doesn't boost your cellular signal or affect your direct cellular calls.
Fiber is still far more consistent than this wireless connection. My primary internet link is Verizon Fios, and I pay for a 500Mbps tier. Over three days of testing Fios every 20 minutes, I never saw a speed lower than 486Mbps, with pings almost entirely between 3 and 5ms. Fiber is truly the gold standard, and even mid-band 5G can't compete with its consistency and reliability.
Ping and VPNs: Some Concerns
If you need low, consistent pings, this service is not for you.
With the Google and Cloudflare domain name servers, every day I sent some pings that took over 100ms. Pings to 126.96.36.199 were generally around the 30ms range; pings to 188.8.131.52 varied more. Pings to the nearest Ookla server were between 10 and 20ms. (Ookla tends to select servers that are physically and logically close to you, while 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 may be farther away.)
The chart below shows my pings to 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 over a six-week period. You can see that most pings were below 30ms, but there were a number of pings specifically to 126.96.36.199 in the 120–180ms range.
The 20–30ms pings are what I expect from a network that combines 5G and 4G. This is as good as you're going to get with this technology. My connection stood up to hours of Zoom and Google Meet video calling each day without noticeable lag or problems. However, if you rely on sub-10ms pings for gaming or high-frequency trading, no system with a 4G wireless element will be sufficient; you'll need something more like my Verizon Fios connection. Future 5G networks should be able to get down to 3–5ms ping times using standalone 5G and network slicing, but those technologies aren't available to the public yet.
If you're a heavy VPN user, you should also be cautious. For all VPNs, you want to use TCP rather than UDP if possible. With the PIA VPN used against a Canadian endpoint, I saw download speeds drop to 20Mbps from 100Mbps. With PIA on a UK endpoint, download speed was more like 10Mbps. OpenVPN, on the other hand, had almost no effect on speeds. I did all my work over a corporate OpenVPN installation for a week without a problem.
Helpful, But Not Revolutionary
As far as our testing can determine, T-Mobile fulfills its promise of delivering at least 25Mbps internet connectivity for $60 per month with no contracts and easy setup. The US ISP market is so fragmented that whether this is a good buy depends very much on where you live. In most cases, assuming good signal on band 41, the data speed from T-Mobile Home Internet will likely be better than DSL and equivalent to cable. It won't be as good as fiber, but if fiber isn't in your area or in your budget, that comparison doesn't matter.
The one big downside is that the Nokia modem T-Mobile uses isn't great. It lacks many common router options, my first one was mysteriously defective, and many other customers have complained about it on forums.
Americans need broadband choice, and T-Mobile is bringing it. If you're used to very stable wired ISP performance, the fluctuations of wireless will be a bit weird, but they never got in the way of my Zoom calling or Netflix streaming. Dedicated gamers and heavy VPN users should stick with fiber whenever possible, but if you just need to send emails, stream movies or TV, and make video calls, this is a highly viable option.
T-Mobile Home Internet
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No contract and simple pricing
Speed fluctuates a lot
Long pings to some servers
Modem lacks many common router features
The Bottom Line
T-Mobile Home Internet, the first broadly available 5G home internet service, triumphs over DSL and can hold its own against cable, but it falls short of matching the speed and reliability of fiber.
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Does T-Mobile Home Internet have data caps? No, T-Mobile LTE Home Internet does not have a data cap. Customers have unlimited data on this internet plan.How fast is T-Mobile's home internet? ›
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet customers see typical download speeds between 33-182 Mbps, which is great speed for streaming video, surfing the web, working from home and most types of online gaming. Speeds can vary depending on location, signal strength and availability, time of day, and other factors.Does T-Mobile slow down home internet? ›
T-Mobile does not throttle home internet speeds. However, they may de-prioritize your data during congestion if you have an unlimited data plan. This means that your data speeds may be slower than other customers with lower data caps plans. You can check your data speeds using the T-Mobile Speed Test app.How many devices can connect to T-Mobile home internet? ›
How many devices can I connect to T-Mobile home internet? Customers can connect up to 64 devices to their home Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 also provides Muti-user MIMO, which creates more capacity as more users connect, improving individual speeds when many devices are accessing Wi-Fi.Can you use T-Mobile Home internet anywhere? ›
Can I use the device elsewhere, like my vacation home? No. The T-Mobile 5G Gateway is specific to your eligible address, so you can't move it from one location to another. This helps us assure that the place of use meets our network standards to provide you and others with a high quality of service.Does T-Mobile Home internet need to be plugged in? ›
The router has a battery in it, so you can walk around with it and test out the signal strength in different spots. (The battery doesn't seem to work as a backup power source, though. If it's not plugged into power, you won't be getting any Wi-Fi.)Why is the T-Mobile WIFI so slow? ›
T-Mobile internet usually slows down if there is a network or cell tower issue and can also be caused by crossing the daily or monthly data cap provided to you.How strong is T-Mobile's internet? ›
The internet speeds that T-Mobile advertises fall anywhere between an average of 35 Mbps to 115 Mbps. These aren't lighting fast internet speeds, but if you only need simple coverage for streaming and surfing the web, it could be an affordable choice for your home. T-Mobile also doesn't impose any data restrictions.Who has faster internet T-Mobile or Verizon? ›
Speeds. Verizon offers the fastest potential speeds for both downloads and uploads, while T-Mobile's service is more widely available. With both, keep in mind that your average 5G speeds will vary based on your location and coverage. And yeah, AT&T's 4G home internet is abysmally slow.Why does T-Mobile home internet slow down at night? ›
Your internet is slow at night due to network congestion. You may also have slow internet at night if a lot of people are using your home's internet connection at the same time for high-bandwidth activities.
Troubleshoot no signal or "no service" errors
Restart your device and check for signal bars. Change Wi-Fi Calling preferences to Cellular Preferred or Cellular Only to prevent Wi-Fi Calling issues from interfering with the signal. Turn off Wi-Fi to make sure you're using the T-Mobile network.
Fixed wireless internet generally works the same as a standard hotspot, just with your home in mind. You still pick up 4G LTE or 5G signal from one of T-Mobile's towers, but you'll need slightly different hardware to do so. The good news with T-Mobile's Home Internet is that there's just one plan to choose from.How can I make my T-Mobile internet faster? ›
Turn off your gateway for a few seconds, then turn it back on. Restart any devices connected to the gateway. Perform a speed test using the Speedtest.net app or website to make sure you're getting the expected speeds. If you still need help, give us a call at 1-844-275-9310.Is T-Mobile Home wifi wireless? ›
Instead, it's a fixed wireless service that provides you with a router that connects to a cellular signal. T-Mobile provides its Wi-Fi Gateway device, a combination modem and Wi-Fi 6 router compatible with T-Mobile's 4G LTE and 5G networks.Is T-Mobile internet the same as WIFI? ›
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is a fixed wireless service that provides access to high-speed 4G LTE or 5G service in your area through a router that converts the signal to Wi-Fi.Is T-Mobile Home internet better than DSL? ›
Compared to DSL or satellite internet, T-Mobile is an absolute game changer. It should provide enough speed for streaming, gaming and working from home in most areas, and you won't have to worry about data caps or contracts.How does T-Mobile home internet Connect? ›
- On your smartphone or computer, scan available Wi-Fi networks.
- Connect to one of the Wi-Fi networks listed on the back label of the gateway.
- For the password, enter the Wi-Fi Key or Wi-Fi Password that's also on the back label.
- Once connected, you can use the T-Mobile Internet app to change settings.
T-Mobile Home Internet service connects to the same great 4G LTE or 5G network T-Mobile smartphones run on, depending on signal availability at your eligible address.Can you add an antenna to T-Mobile Home internet? ›
Once you've tested your baseline internet speeds, you're ready to install external antennas. The T-Mobile 5G Internet Gateway doesn't have any external antenna ports, but it's possible to access the internal ports and install adapters that allow you to connect antennas.Why is 5G home slow? ›
So, why are some 5G connections so slow? The first, and most impactful, reason is that the far-reaching 5G signals that have powered the vast majority of carrier rollouts in the US – especially from AT&T and, to a lesser extent, T-Mobile – have used low-band carrier frequencies.
Weaknesses. One of the major weaknesses that T-Mobile has is its limited spectrum. T-Mobile has grown fast in urban areas and has primarily focused on spectrum available there where as lower frequency bands that are crucial in rural areas due to its long range had less focus upon them (Tutela, 2018).Does AT&T have better internet than T-Mobile? ›
Overall, including LTE and 5G networks, T-Mobile delivers faster data speeds than AT&T, according to network testing site, Ookla. T-Mobile delivered median speeds of 116.54 Mbps download speeds in Q2 2022, while AT&T is significantly slower at 54.64 Mbs.Who has the strongest internet? ›
Google Fiber is the fastest internet provider, followed by Xfinity and Verizon. *Data effective 6/17/2022. Data taken from internet user results conducted on HighSpeedInternet.com's speed test between June 1, 2021, to June 1, 2022.Is 5G home internet better than fiber? ›
Comparison: 5G vs Fiber
Whereas 5G can have downlink speed up to the scale of 20 Gbps and 10 Gbps uplink. On the other hand, theoretical speed of Fiber Optic can reach upto 1 Petabit per second, while practical speed measured on Fiber cables is 100 Gbps.
T-Mobile has faster 5G and more "premium" data than Verizon for a lower monthly cost. However, Verizon tends to have better coverage, especially in rural areas. You'll need a 5G phone to make the most of any of these plans.Is T-Mobile the most reliable network? ›
T-Mobile Has Most Reliable 5G Network Over AT&T and Verizon, Say Two Studies. T-Mobile comes out ahead of other US carriers in recent Umlaut and Ookla network studies.Can my neighbors slow down my internet? ›
First, know this: Wi-Fi is divided into different channels. Your Wi-Fi might be slow because you and your neighbor are both using the same one—even if you're on different networks. When you and your neighbor are using the same channel, this can cause device interference between one or both of your routers.Why is my data slow if I have unlimited? ›
Even unlimited plan subscribers are subject to throttling and deprioritization, which is why you'll often see carriers advertise a certain amount of "premium" data before you'll experience slow service.Does T-Mobile have bad coverage? ›
Since T-Mobile's coverage area is 6% smaller than AT&T's, T-Mobile wins the award for third-best coverage in the nation amongst the Big Four networks. While the Un-carrier's 4G network covers 62% of the lower 48 states, its 3G network—which your phone falls back on when 4G is unavailable—only covers 21% of the country.Why does T-Mobile service keep losing signal? ›
If T-Mobile is not working, your connection might be facing LTE issues due to data limitations, low coverage, or 4G compatibility issues. To fix the problem, try re-inserting your SIM card, activate/deactivate airplane mode, set up an APN, or change the network settings.
If you do happen to go over your data allotment, don't worry: T-Mobile does not charge overages for domestic data. That means that, as long as you are in the United States, you will simply be throttled if you go over your 2GB or 5GB limit.How many hours of streaming is 100gb? ›
Streaming in standard definition will give you around 140 hours per month with 100 GB. While that's almost 5 hours a day, it's possible to reach the limit if you have multiple people in your household streaming content regularly.Does Hulu work with T-Mobile internet? ›
Hulu does not consider TMHI a valid internet provider. Hulu sees TMHI as a hotspot or a mobile device and blocks their service. So again this is not technically a TMHI issue since TM is not blocking you Hulu is.How long does 100GB of hotspot last? ›
Time duration with 100GB*
Your data should normally refresh every month or 30 days, so theoretically you have an average of 720 hours to fill a month. 100GB can last almost non-stop for the entire month, so you'd never have to connect to Wi-Fi if you didn't want to.
Both mobile hotspot and device hotspot service is available anywhere you have T-Mobile network availability.Is 300 Mbps fast? ›
Yes, 300 Mbps is fast. At such a download speed, a household or business would be able to handle, in theory, 100 HD Zoom calls! It's more than fast enough for an establishment of 10 or more people.How fast is T-Mobile home Internet? ›
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet customers see typical download speeds between 33-182 Mbps, which is great speed for streaming video, surfing the web, working from home and most types of online gaming. Speeds can vary depending on location, signal strength and availability, time of day, and other factors.How many devices can connect to T-Mobile home Internet? ›
How many devices can I connect to T-Mobile home internet? Customers can connect up to 64 devices to their home Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 also provides Muti-user MIMO, which creates more capacity as more users connect, improving individual speeds when many devices are accessing Wi-Fi.How fast should my T-Mobile Internet be? ›
Download Speeds: Typically between 33 – 182 Mbps. Upload Speeds: Typically between 8 – 25 Mbps. Latency: Typically between 21 – 40 ms.Is T-Mobile home internet good for gaming? ›
As far as internet download speeds go, T-Mobile Home Internet is fast enough to support most online gaming, although the latency (averaging 30 to 50 ms) is a little higher than recommended for fast-paced games.
The FCC says the best ISPs for two or more connected devices and moderate to heavy internet use should offer at least 12 megabits per second (Mbps) of download speed. For four or more devices, 25 Mbps is recommended.Is unlimited data on T-Mobile really unlimited? ›
At T-Mobile unlimited is truly unlimited. No overages or data caps apply on our network. Data prioritization will only be noticeable when you access a congested tower and have used over 50GB of data in a particular billing cycle.Is unlimited internet truly unlimited? ›
It's common practice for unlimited plans to only allow access to high-speed data for a set amount, such as 25GB. After you use that much data, your speed gets throttled down. In reality, the only thing that's actually “unlimited” is how much data you can use. It says nothing about the limits placed on the data speeds.Does unlimited internet have a limit? ›
While many internet providers offer unlimited data, data caps are still common. Usually internet providers give you 1 TB (1,000 GB) of data per month, although some providers like Xfinity have been slightly more generous. That's plenty for most people.How much a month is unlimited data for T-Mobile? ›
Go unlimited for $50/month.
Get endless talk, text, and high-speed data—plus add up to four additional lines for $30/line per month. During congestion, customers on this plan using >50GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next bill cycle due to data prioritization.
Is 50gb enough for 1 month? Yes, 50 GB would be able to support a professional working from home or a small family and is considered heavy usage.How long does 100GB of data last? ›
A 100GB data plan will allow you to browse the internet for around 1200 hours, to stream 20,000 songs or to watch 200 hours of standard-definition video. Nowadays, the key difference between mobile phone price plans is how many gigabytes of data it comes with.What is the cheapest way to get WiFi at home? ›
- Buy your own modem and router.
- Reduce your internet speed.
- Negotiate your internet provider bill.
- Bundle your services.
- Check on government subsidies.
- Get bare-bones internet service.
- Best overall: Verizon Fios Internet 200/200.
- Best for availability: Spectrum Internet®
- Best for speed: Google Fiber 1 Gig.
- Best for cheap internet: Astound Broadband 100 Mbps Internet.
- Best for rural users: Rise Broadband Internet 50 Mbps Unlimited.
- Xfinity. : Best value.
- AT&T Fiber. : Best for the fastest fiber speeds up to 5 gigs.
- Verizon Fios Home Internet. : Affordable symmetrical data speeds.
- Spectrum. : Best for no contracts.
- Viasat. : Best satellite internet speeds.
- CenturyLink. : Runner-up.
- Cox. : Runner-up.
- Astound Broadband, powered by Grande. : Runner-up.
100GB data (or 100,000MB) is functionally almost unlimited. Even with video streamed in high quality you could manage around 30 hours a month (depending on the source). Chances are you don't need that much, or would be fine with medium quality, which gives you a lot more.Is 3300 GB enough for a month? ›
Yes, its 3,300 GB or 3.3TB. After that, the speed will be reduced to 1Mbps. It's obvious that 3.3TB is a huge amount of data to consume in a month with regular usage but still, there is a cap. Though the cap increases in higher plans starting from Diamond+ which costs Rs.Can you watch NetFlix with unlimited data? ›
Yes, you can stream Netflix, or your other favorite streaming services, without fear of overages. But some unlimited plans come with a feature that will reduce the resolution of the picture once you start using a large amount of data.What Netflix plan does T-Mobile pay for? ›
Receive Netflix Basic (1-screen, up to $9.99/mo. value) while you maintain 1 qualifying Magenta Max line or 2+ qualifying Magenta lines in good standing. Receive Netflix Standard (2-screens, up to $15.49/mo. value) while you maintain 2+ qualifying Magenta Max lines in good standing.Is it worth having unlimited data? ›
The truth is most people don't need “unlimited” or unlimited data plans. The average person uses less than 6GB of data per month, which means a lot of people are using far less than that. Of course, you could also be one of the people using far more than 6GB of data.How much is T-Mobile's best unlimited everything monthly plan? ›
Our favorite T-Mobile unlimited everything plan is its Magenta MAX tier which retails for $85/month for a single line. You'll enjoy a Netflix subscription (standard definition one-screen plan), 40GB high-speed mobile hotspot allotment, truly unlimited premium data that doesn't slow down, plus unlimited talk and text.