T-Mobile is talking about a big 5G game today, announcing that it is offering anyone who trades in an old phone a free Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. The old phone must be in working order, but it may any phone – the press release even mentions that you can trade in a Sidekick, flip phone, whatever.
The “free” bit comes after 24 bill credits, so you’ll have to stay for two years to qualify, and you’ll still have to pay sales tax – but hey, that’s almost free after all.
The operator also announced that it is upgrading all of its customers (including those previously on Sprint) who have a limited data plan to an unlimited 5G plan for free.
In addition, T-Mobile Home Internet via 5G is launched today with 30 million eligible households, making the operator “one of the largest broadband providers nationwide by service area” from the very first day. The statement slyly adds that “it’s already more homes that Verizon hopes to cover by the end of 2023”. Oh, and 10 million of those eligible households are in rural America. There is only one home Internet plan, at $ 60 per month fixed, with “expected average speeds of 100 Mbps for most new customers.”