T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: 64 new cities in US

T-Mobile is expanding its 5G home internet service to 64 cities in several states in the Northeast, reaching residents in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is now available in parts of NYC, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The company says that this latest growth in coverage gives more than 9 million homes access to T-Mobile’s internet.

However, as the previous year’s reviews showed, that doesn’t mean it will be consistent everywhere. T-Mobile cautions that even if your city is on the list, it’s not ready to go around yet. However, some people may be eligible for 4G LTE service. The assistance is $50 monthly for AutoPay customers and $30 for families with Magenta MAX, T-Mobile’s phone plan.

Launched in April 2021, the Home Internet service has been steadily expanding across the US. During its second-quarter earnings call, T-Mobile reported it has more than 1.5 million Home Internet customers and now says it has coverage available to over 40 million households — even without using SpaceX satellites.

To see if your site is now covered, you can enter your address on T-Mobile’s site.

T-Mobile U.S. furnishes messaging, wireless voice, and data services in the United States mainland, including Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile trademark. The company operates the second most extensive wireless network in the U.S. market, with over 95 million customers and yearly earnings of $32 billion. Its nationwide network gets to 98 percent of Americans via its EDGE 2G/HSPA 3G/HSPA+ 4G/4G LTE networks, as well as via roaming agreements.

The company owns licenses to operate a 1900 MHz GSM PCS digital cellular grid and AWS UMTS digital cellular grids employing 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 1700 MHz, and 2100 MHz. It covers areas of the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, it provides coverage in places where it does not possess radio frequency spectrum licenses thru roaming contracts with other operators of agreeing networks. In addition to its mobile cellular network, T-Mobile U.S. employs a nationwide Wi-Fi Internet-access web under the T-Mobile HotSpots label.

The T-Mobile HotSpot service proffers access to a national network of approximately 8,350 access points, installed in outlets such as FedEx Office Office and Print Centers, Starbucks coffeehouses, Hyatt hotels and resorts, Novotel hotels, Red Roof Inns, Sofitel hotels, the airline clubs of American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and U.S. Airways, and airports.

T-Mobile offers an Android and iOS app called “Magenta Marketing Platform Choices” that allows you to see which companies have your data and opt out entirely. You can also use App Choices if you don’t want to, you know, download a T-Mobile app to opt out of T-Mobile app tracking. However, according to Ad Exchanger, iOS users are excluded from the program even if they’ve opted into app tracking.

The T-Mobile brand was introduced in 1996, and subsidiaries previously used the name in other countries, including Austria (now Magenta), Croatia (now Hrvatski Telekom), Germany (now Deutsche Telekom), Hungary (now Magyar Telekom), Montenegro (now Crnogorski Telekom), North Macedonia (now Makedonski Telekom), Romania (now Telekom România), Slovakia (now Slovak Telekom), and the United Kingdom (now E.E. Limited).