Five things to consider before you sign up for T-Mobile Home Internet

After a long early life in a pilot program, T-Mobile’s 5G home internet service has finally arrived. The bar for decent, reasonably priced internet service in the US is embarrassingly low, so T-Mobile’s terms might sound like a dream: $60 per month, no contract, no installation appointment, no equipment rental fees, and no data caps. It’s a service that’s very much in its early days, and reviews so far note some inconsistencies in performance among other quirks.

T-Mobile Terms Update

The other thing you might want to consider is that T-Mobile is changing their Privacy Terms of Service as well. If you were already a customer you might have received a Text Message similar to the one pictured.  It seems mundane – and some of it is – but what it is really saying is that T-Mobile will now be collecting information about your Internet and App usage to sell to 3rd Parties. These polices apply across their services so it implies T-Mobile is not just getting into the Internet Service Provider business but (expanding their role in) the Data Collection Business as well.

Information from your use of our products, services, and network (and other carriers’ networks when roaming domestically or internationally) like your usage of connecting carriers and Internet service providers, the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, text messages, and data use history, websites and URLs visited, content interactions (e.g., how long you use an app), viewing info from our streaming services (e.g., videos you watch on TVision), mobile apps installed or used or that interact with your device, language settings, and other network and device analytics and Wi-Fi connection and usage data

T-Mobile Privacy Policy (Effective 2/23/21)

Link: Five things to consider before you sign up for T-Mobile Home Internet