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Posted: 11/05/21 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

T mobile is offering 5g internet for $50 a month. That would save me about $240 a year. Has anyone tried it yet?

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I wonder how their coverage is in the SW?

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Posted: 11/05/21 08:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After being with Verizon for over 20 years, I switched to T-Mobile early this year and I have been extremely satisfied with the service and coverage. I have traveled through several states in the West, Midwest and the South and the coverage has been very good. Of course, like any other carrier, coverage may not be as good in the areas where you live and spend most of your time so it is important to check the coverage.





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Two things
1. T-Mobile is great when you have signal, if no it's zero! It's all or nothing.
2. You need to buy their 5G box and the SIM card for the data line for the box.
T-Mobile M2000 HotSpot

A friend at my membership campground wanted to work on line and the campground's WIFI was poor to non existent. He bought the above and was very happy with it. He said it was very user friendly to set up and use.

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I've used the hot spot on my Samsung S20 and have not been real happy. If my wife is also on a hotspot on her phone, then mine slows down or drops.
I'm thinking of getting then system I mentioned above next camping
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Posted: 11/05/21 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mayor30 wrote:

T mobile is offering 5g internet for $50 a month. That would save me about $240 a year. Has anyone tried it yet?


I just bought that $50/50GB plan a couple weeks ago on a trip up and down the west coast. I bought it when a hotel I was staying at had abysmal wifi, and the T-mobile hotspot was far better than the hotel wifi... so far I've been very pleased.

I'm using their Franklin T9 hotspot (they were out of stock on their new 5G hotspot, the salesman at the store said that he'd never seen one in person and didn't know when they'd be available). With good signal, I see around 20 - 40mbit/second of downstream bandwidth and up to 15mbit upstream. Right now I have 1 bar of signal strength and still see around 6mbit/sec downstream which is quite usable.

My car has an AT&T hotspot built-in, but the T-mobile hotspot has been much faster, so I've been using the T-mobile hotspot instead of the car, and I'll probably stop paying for the car's hotspot and will use the T-Mobile in the RV and any time I go on long trips.

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Do you get throttled after the 50 GB? Or do you pay a overage fee?


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ford truck guy wrote:

Do you get throttled after the 50 GB? Or do you pay a overage fee?


The salesperson I bought my plan from said that they throttle to 2G speeds (around 128kbit/sec) when the 50GB allotment is used up.

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I now use - Calyx Institute for my wifi while on the road...

Contributor level - $500 for first year,
$400 thereafter 4G WiFi hotspot (Franklin T9 or Linkzone 2)

SO, you pay $500 and get a Franklin T9 or Linkzone hotspot and 1 year FREE, UNLIMITED wifi..

$41.66 per month for 1st year....$33.33 per month every year after for truly UNLIMITED, no throttling 4G wifi....

I have since jumped up to the highest level and pay $41.66 per month for 5G coverage

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T-Mobile is serving me well these days.


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