T-Mobile is talking about a big 5G game today, announcing that anyone trading an old phone will get a free Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. The old phone should be okay, but you can each phone – the press release even states that you can trade in a Sidekick, flip phone, or whatever.
The ‘free’ bit comes after 24 invoice credits, so you have to stay for two years to take advantage, and you still have to pay sales tax – but hey, it’s almost finally free.
The carrier also announced that it is upgrading all of its customers (including those previously on Sprint) with a limited data plan to an unlimited 5G plan for free.
In addition, T-Mobile Home Internet over 5G is launched today with 30 million eligible households, making the provider “one of the largest broadband providers in the entire country by service area” from day one. The release snarlingly adds that “that’s already more homes than Verizon hopes to cover by the end of 2023”. Oh, and 10 million of those eligible homes are in rural America. There is only one Home Internet plan, for $ 60 per month fixed, with “expected average speeds of 100 Mbps for most new customers.”