How T-Mobile and Verizon stack up with price, speed, and incentives in 5G home internet comparison

How T-Mobile and Verizon stack up with price, speed, and incentives in 5G home internet comparison ...

In our 5G home internet comparison, 5G home internet competition in the United States is warming up. T-Mobile and Verizon are offering several great incentives to attract customers. Follow along for speed, pricing, and fine details for each provider.

T-Mobile expanded the availability of its 5G Home Internet to 64 new states this month. The Uncarrier previously said it was available in for 45 million homes, which has increased the number of those who have lived there.

Earlier this summer, Verizon made 5G Home Internet $25 for mobile customers and did the same for Fios and LTE Home plans.

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Background

It''s been a year since Verizon and T-Mobile began offering their 5G home internet services, and both have grown.

T-Mobile''s 5G home internet is now available for over 50 million households, and Verizon claimed earlier this year that its 5G home internet was available for over 20 million people.

T-Mobile lowered its incentives by offering up about 50% off existing customers.

AT&T does not have a 5G home internet, but it does offer a 4G home internet for rural individuals and businesses. Although it is far behind Verizon and T-Mobile across the board, well include it in the below comparisons.

T-Mobile vs. Verizon in 5G home internet comparison

While the T-Mobile service is more widespread, Verizon offers the highest potential speeds for both downloads and uploads.

Keep an eye on both of your average 5G speeds based on your location and coverage. And yeah, AT&Ts 4G home internet is abysmally slow.

5G home internetT-MobileVerizonAT&T (4G only)
Download speeds33 to 182 Mbps85 to 1,000 Mbps10 to 25 Mbps
Upload speeds8 to 25 Mbps10 to 50 Mbpsup to 1 Mbps

One more detail: To get Verizon access to the 300-1,000 Mbps download speeds, you''ll need to select its 5G Home Plus solution.

Both T-Mobile and Verizon are offering excellent pricing, especially for those who receive an eligible cellular plan. That means T-Mobiles 5G home internet is down to $30 per month, while Verizons is cheaper at $25 per month.

T-Mobile and Verizon both pay $50/month for their smartphones, even if you don''t have them through either of them.

5G home internet detailsT-MobileVerizonAT&T
Price with cellular plan$30/month$25-35/month$59.99/month
Price without cellular plan$50/month$50-70/month$69.99/month
Contract
Taxes and feesIncludedIncludedExtra
Data cap350GB
Self-setup
Installation fee$99
Price lockLifetime2-3 years

AT&T''s offering isn''t only more expensive, but also substantially less costly, has a data limit, and requires a $99 installation.

Both T-Mobile and Verizon have a diverse set of incentives to enable customers to leave traditional broadband providers.

Both make it possible to switch by covering up to $500 in early termination fees, having free trials, and additions to free streaming devices and streaming services.

5G home internet incentivesT-MobileVerizonAT&T
Free trial 15 day 30 day
Up to $500 for early term fees
Free streaming device
T-Mobile Tuesday perks
Free Disney+ bundle up to 1 year
Free Paramount+ for 1 year
50% off YouTube TV for 1 year

While T-Mobile is offering a $50 subscription to any streaming device, including Apple TV, it is offering its own streaming TV set-top box for free.

5G home internet comparison wrap-up

Both T-Mobile and Verizon are collaborating on a compelling 5G home internet service, so consumers can benefit from affordable pricing, free trials, no contracts, and more.

With the introduction of additional C-band 5G coverage this year, chances are AT&T will officially enter the 5G home internet space, which will result in more choice and competition.

If you''re unhappy with your broadband provider, doing a risk-free trial with T-Mobile or Verizon''s 5G home internet is quick and easy, and you may even try it out alongside your existing internet.

It''s hard to say if T-Mobile and Verizon are clear winners. T-Mobile receives rewards for improved availability and a lifetime price lock. Verizon is ahead of a lower price for bundlers and faster overall speeds.

If you already have one of the carriers for your phone plan, it makes sense to do a trial with that one first.

Check out if T-Mobile or Verizon''s 5G home internet is available in your area.

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