If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you may want to take advantage of their latest offer starting Sept. 12.
Corrections & clarifications: The T-Mobile One plan to take advantage of the Netflix deal costs $120 per month for two lines. The story has been updated.
Who doesn’t love free Netflix? That’s the question T-Mobile wants current and potential new wireless customers to ask themselves.
The nation’s third largest wireless carrier announced Wednesday that it will soon begin giving away a standard subscription to the popular streaming service. The deal applies to customers with two or more lines on its T-Mobile One or One+ unlimited plans.
You’ll pay $120 for two lines under the T-Mobile One plan and an extra $10 per line for its step-up T-Mobile One+ offering. That plan offers HD streaming, 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot and faster international data speeds. Four lines of T-Mobile One are available for $160.
The company’s current promotion of two lines for $100, or two lines for $60 for those ages 55 and up, are not eligible for the deal.
“Netflix has totally disrupted entertainment and T-Mobile has totally disrupted wireless. And the world is about to find out what happens when you bring two disrupters together,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said on a call with reporters.
The subscription will be Netflix’s standard $9.99 offering which allows up to two simultaneous HD streams. As with any other Netflix subscription, you’ll be able to watch on phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs and elsewhere.
Those looking for Netflix’s premium $11.99 subscription, which offers 4K video and up to four simultaneous streams, will need to pay the $2 difference each month. That will be will be reflected on your T-Mobile bill.
Streaming on the T-Mobile One plans will be limited to DVD-quality or 480p. You will need to sign up for a One+ plan to watch on your phone in HD when not connected to WiFi.
The promotion is open to both new and existing T-Mobile customers. You can sign up or convert your current Netflix account, by going to T-Mobile’s app or website, visiting a T-Mobile store or calling the carrier’s customer support hotline. You’ll give T-Mobile the green light to pay Netflix on your behalf each month.
The offer will go live on September 12, coincidentally the same day Apple is expected to announce its new iPhones.
Netflix isn’t the first media deal T-Mobile has made. In the past, the carrier has offered free MLB.TV subscriptions to its users to watch live baseball.
But the self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” also isn’t the only carrier to bundle media content with their unlimited plan. Rival AT&T offers free HBO on its premium Unlimited Plus plan, which is $145 per month for two lines (additional lines are $20 per line).
Sprint offers six months of the free Tidal music streaming to its unlimited customers.
Verizon, which recently updated its plans to be more competitive on price, allows its users to watch free NFL games and last year offered free NBA games through its Go90 video app.
Legere is confident its network can handle any additional strain the Netflix streaming will have on its service. “This is a celebration of our network,” he says.
Contributing: Ed Baig
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