This blog post explains to you, how good is T-mobile’s service compared to its competitors. It will provide you with information about T-mobile’s phone plans, network coverage, and perks. It will also give you information about a family where app.

How good is T-mobile service?

The 4G LTE network coverage of T-mobile is 62% nationwide. It offers the fastest upload speed. The download speed is more than Verizon and Sprint. The phone plans are affordable compared to its competitors. T-Mobile network provides much faster 5G speeds compared to its major competitors. If you have a 5G mobile with a T mobile network, you can expect internet speeds of about 85 Mbps. 

What is the T-Mobile network? 

T-Mobile is the 3rd-largest wireless network provider in the USA. T-Mobile is a German telecommunication industry and it has some investments in other mobile communication industries in the United States.

T-Mobile USA has a network sharing agreement with Cingular Wireless, an American mobile operator. Due to this, T- mobile has access to some top markets in the USA.

What are the key features of T-mobile?

  •  Monthly installment plans are offered for T Mobile phones.
  •  More priority is always given to the T-Mobile subscribers on the network over Metro
  • pcs subscribers. This is a prime important factor in case of network congestion.
  •  T mobile offers some better additional options, for example, international talk and
  • data add-ons
  •  T mobile network providers have an excellent customer service record.
  •  Some extra perks are offered only for T-Mobile subscribers.

Is T-mobile GSM or CDMA?  

T-mobiles is a GSM network carrier and not a CDMA network carrier.  GSM stands for global system for mobile, and it is second-generation cellular technology. T-mobile is a GSM network carrier used for mobile voice and data services. The term  CDMA stands for code division multiple access.

T-Mobile phone plans

T-mobile offers both postpaid and prepaid mobile phone plans. 

T-Mobile plans

Under this category, we will consider the following significant plans

  • Unlimited plans
  • Family plans
  • Prepaid plans

Unlimited plans

It is a plan which gives unlimited text and voice for the entire month. It also includes unlimited data.  But after reaching a specific data limit, the data speed is affected, and it is reduced.  

Technically, these plans are unlimited, but the fact is that speed gets reduced as you go on using premium data.

T-Mobile provides three unlimited data plans: 

  • Essential unlimited plan
  • Magenta unlimited plan
  • Magenta plus unlimited plan.
PlanPrice per lineUnlimited text and talkPremium dataMobile hotspot dataUnlimited Video streaming
Essential$60Applicable50GBUnlimited at 3GB speedSd streaming
Magenta$70Applicable100GB5GB high-speed dataSd streaming
Magenta plus$85ApplicableUnlimited40GB high-speed dataUp to 4k UHD streaming

Family plans.

T-Mobile network providers give reasonable offers for family plans. If you add lines, then the cost per line will get reduced. For the magenta max family plan, if you add one line, the cost per line will be reduced by $15. If you add more lines, you can bring the cost down to $40 per line. It’s a perfect offer for totally unlimited and high-speed data. Speed up to 30 Mbps or even more can be obtained.

Prepaid plans

T-Mobile offers its prepaid plans. The range of prepaid plans is from $45 to $75 per month. You can avail 4GB of LTE data for  $45 and 10GB of data for $50. At the higher end, T-mobile offers unlimited data plans for $75.

Comparison of T-mobile’s phone plans with its major competitors

As far as unlimited data plans are concerned, T mobile Magenta and Magenta Plus plans are cheaper than corresponding AT&T plans. You can save $5 per month by choosing any of these plans compared to corresponding AT&T plans.

 If you are concerned only about family plans, then almost all family plans of T mobile are cheaper and more flexible than corresponding AT&T plans.

In the case of both service providers, AT&T and T-Mobile, you will get prepaid plans which are less expensive than the corresponding postpaid plans. For a T mobile prepaid plan, you must pay $40 per month for 10 GB of data. While for the similar plan in AT&T, you need to pay $40 per month for 8 GB of data.

Compared to Verizon, T-mobile offers better plans. It provides a good combination of extras and perks with each plan. 

Network coverage

For the 4G network, AT&T covers 68% of the country whereas T mobile covers.62%. AT&T provides good network convergence for rural areas. While T mobile provides a good coverage network in city areas and suburbs. Network coverage is one of the prime concerns when choosing a particular network provider.

There is not a significant difference as far as network coverage is concerned. But AT&T has more network coverage areas. If you are thinking of only coverage area and comparing the two network providers, then depending on your location, you need to take the decision.

 The 4G network of Verizon covers 70% of the country. T-mobile network carrier provides good coverage in city areas and suburbs. Whereas Verizon network carrier provides good coverage in rural areas.

4G and 5G speed

If you think of 4G LTE speed, AT&T has an edge compared to the T mobile. For 4G phones, having an AT&T network, average speeds around 35 Mbps can be expected. But the T mobile network average speed is only about 31 Mbps. Even if it is not a huge difference, if you are talking about 4G LTE speed, then AT&T should be preferred.

But if it is 5G, then the scenario is different. On average, the T-Mobile network provides much faster 5G speeds compared to AT&T. If you have a 5G mobile with a T mobile network, you can expect internet speeds of about 85 Mbps. While having 5G on AT&T network internet speed over just 52 Mbps. So, for 5G mobile phones, the T-Mobile network is much faster than AT&T mobile network.

 

Availability of 5G

For 5G connectivity, both T-Mobile and AT&T regularly set up new towers. However, T-Mobile has an edge compared to AT&T & T. Unfortunately; the 5G network has not yet reached every corner of the country.

Perks for T- mobile subscribers

T mobile offers the following parks for their subscribers.

  • On every Tuesday, Magenta and Magenta Plus subscribers are eligible for freebies. It may include movie tickets at discounted prices or free food.
  •  For family unlimited plans, if any one of the family members is not using the full data, then T-mobile offers an account credit.
  • T mobile offers a “digits program “, where you can use one number on multiple devices, and subscribers with two or more lines will get a free Netflix subscription. T-mobile plans
  • T- Mobile provides three unlimited data plans namely Essential plan, Magenta, and Magenta Plus plan.
  • You will get some premium data on the Essentials plan. Magenta Max plan is the best plan for those who need huge amounts of data. It is unlimited and there is no slow down problem.
  • For the magenta max family plan if you add one line then the cost per line will be reduced by $15. If you go on adding more lines, then you can bring the cost down to $40 per line. 
  • It’s a really good offer for totally unlimited and high-speed data. Speed up to 30 Mbps or even more can be obtained.
  • T-Mobile offers its prepaid plans. The range of prepaid plans is from $45 to $75 per month.
  • You can avail 4GB of LTE data for $45 and 10GB of data for $50. At the higher end,
  • T-mobile offers unlimited data plans for $75.

What is the Stateside International Talk add-on?

If you have your friends and family residing in other countries or you have a global business and you make international calls regularly, the Stateside International Talk add-on is a very nice service by T-Mobile for you.

This add-on pack costs $15 per month and lets you make international calls to the landline for free and at cheaper rates to Mobile.

What is T-Mobile FamilyWhere?

The family locator apps help you to keep a watch on your family members, especially the kids. T-Mobile offers a free app called the FamilyWhere app to help you track the location of your family members. You can add up to 10 members of your family and keep track of their location. This app helps parents to keep a watch on their kids and monitor their visited places. 

Parents can be assured about their kid’s safety by subscribing to this service. This app sends the location of the family members to the primary account holder’s mobile via text messages. The location is approximate, depending on the nearest cell tower as the app works on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

Below are other T-Mobile articles you may be interested in:

Can you get text message records from T-Mobile?

Does T-Mobile use  AT&T Towers?

How Can I check my T-Mobile voicemail online?

Conclusion

This article explained how T-mobile service is better than its competitors. This article outlined the importance of various factors like Mobile phone plans, Network coverage, international calling, and Perks.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs): How good is T-mobile service?

Is it worth switching from Verizon to T-mobile?

Verizon Wireless network is the largest service provider in the United States.

T-Mobile is the third-largest wireless network provider in the United States.

T-mobile offers better plans. It provides a good combination of extras and perks with each plan. 

Does T-Mobile or Verizon have better 5G coverage?

As far as 5G coverage is concerned T-mobile has an edge compared to Verizon. It covers approximately 40% of the country whereas  Verizon covers only 11%. As well as the speed of T- mobile  5G coverage is more than Verizon.

Does T-Mobile have a free international calling?

T-Mobile does have free international unlimited calling to most of the countries including Canada and Mexico if you have added the  Stateside International Talk to your plan. You might be charged a small amount for other countries. You do get free data and texting with the same plan when you travel to Mexico and Canada.

What is T-Mobile’s Mobile Without Borders?

Mobile without borders by T-Mobile allows users to make calls and send texts to Mexico and Canada for free. You can also roam in Mexico and Canada by using the same T-Mobile plan without having to worry about Roaming charges. You can make calls, send texts and use data when traveling to Canada and Mexico without any additional charges.

What is the T-Mobile family app?

The Family Where app helps to track your family members, especially kids, to see their real-time location. The location history of the last 7 days can be accessed.

What does T-Mobile FamilyMode do?

T-Mobile FamilyMode app lets you filter out unwanted apps, monitor the app, track internet usage, and set daily screen time limits.

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Keep your phone, trade it in, or buy a new one—the choice is yours. Whichever way you switch, we’ll help make it easy, fast, and affordable.

https://www.t-mobile.com/resources/how-to-join-us

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