T-Mobile delivers some of the best fixed wireless internet available, which makes it a top competitor in rural areas where the alternatives are usually DSL and satellite. It beats Rise Broadband, another fixed wireless provider. Cable and fiber providers like Xfinity and Spectrum can deliver higher speeds with better reliability, but T-Mobile’s exceptional customer experience lures plenty of customers away from these giants.
T-Mobile Home Internet vs. Rise Broadband: Rise Broadband has a much smaller footprint, but it competes with T-Mobile for nearly every square inch of it—and usually loses. T-Mobile is both cheaper and faster, and delivers better customer service. Reliability-wise, it’s about the same.
T-Mobile Home Internet vs. Xfinity: Xfinity serves many of the same areas as T-Mobile—usually with cable internet, but occasionally with fiber internet. Xfinity offers faster speeds and more reliable service. But if those are less important to you than a great price, no hidden fees, and highly-rated customer service, go with T-Mobile.
T-Mobile Home Internet vs. Spectrum: Spectrum has both fiber and cable internet plans in many T-Mobile locations, especially in New England. Its more reliable service is priced well, and you’ll probably end up with faster speeds at a lower cost. However, Spectrum customer service isn’t nearly as good, and a lot of customers choose T-Mobile instead of providers like Spectrum for that exact reason.
While T-Mobile’s service map makes the United States look like a magenta paintball target, (1) not all of that is 5G Home Internet. In reality, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is available to about 40 million households—a bit more than a quarter of the 142 million households nationwide. (2) Still, that’s better than top competitors Verizon 5G and Starry, which also offer fixed wireless internet.
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