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T-Mobile launches 5G home internet service, a stealth remote, home office play

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T-Mobile launched its Home Internet service that aims to use 5G as a broadband competitor to cable. The service also happens to be a handy home office option.

At its latest Uncarrier event, T-Mobile outlined services designed to deliver the growth targets outlined on its most recent investor day. Specifically, T-Mobile is enticing customers to swap 4G phones for 5G capable Samsung Galaxy A52 devices for free. It is also making a push into rural areas.

But for small businesses and remote workers -- basically most of us given the COVID-19 pandemic -- T-Mobile Home Internet is also a home office play.

T-Mobile Home Internet plan

100Mbps speeds | Unlimited data | 4G/5G home gateway


T-Mobile is offering T-Mobile Home Internet for $60 a month with automatic payment, speeds of 100Mbps for new customers, unlimited data, and a 4G/5G gateway for the home.

Now T-Mobile is clearly pitching Home Internet as a broadband replacement a

Michael Katz, executive vice president of T-Mobile for Business, said the company is looking to target enterprise, public sector, and SMBs. Katz highlighted how T-Mobile's home office internet product is designed so enterprises can provide employees with in-office connectivity when working remote.

In other words, T-Mobile Home Internet may be an SMB and home office option as well as something large companies may expense for you. 

What remains to be seen is whether T-Mobile Home Internet becomes a competitor to broadband providers or a complementary addition for redundancy.

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