T-Mobile ONE Family Plans Will Include Free Netflix Subscriptions Starting September 12

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    T-Mobile today announced that its T-Mobile ONE family plans will come with free Netflix subscriptions beginning September 12, allowing plan members to stream Netflix content at no additional monthly charge. To qualify, users will need two or more paid voice lines on a T-Mobile ONE family plan, and if customers already pay for a Netflix subscription, the un-carrier will cover the cost of the standard price: "meaning you'll save nearly $120 every year."


    This means that users who take advantage of the offer will get Netflix's $9.99/month, 2-screen subscription plan at no additional cost.

    The company is calling the new addition "Netflix On Us," and described it as a way for T-Mobile to tackle "one of the biggest customer pain points" in mobile networking contracts, which is bigger bundles at increased prices. T-Mobile said that while other carrier bundles are about including some features users want and some they don't, with the end goal of increased monthly prices, Netflix On Us adds a service that most T-Mobile customers already use at no extra cost.
    T-Mobile ONE customers with unlimited everything can also now add Netflix On Us, as well as customers with free lines from T-Mobile's recent "line-on-us" deals. To celebrate the new partnership, T-Mobile is launching a Twitter "meme-a-thon" tomorrow, September 7, where users will be able to enter to win smartphones, Netflix and T-Mobile swag, and BingeBoxes filled with "bingeing essentials" by responding to the company's Twitter account with Netflix show quotes, GIFs, and memes.

    For more information about Netflix On Us, visit T-Mobile's website right here.

    Article Link: T-Mobile ONE Family Plans Will Include Free Netflix Subscriptions Starting September 12
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Netflix will of course be limited to 480p rather than HD.
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    I'm glad some people will be qualified and excited to take advantage of this, but this was NOT the "biggest customer pain point" when it comes to wireless carriers.
  4. Christian 5G, Sep 6, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017

    Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

    Christian 5G

    Jun 16, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    Promo T-mobile one won't work, so if you're paying <$120, we don't get it.

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  5. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

    Oct 11, 2008
    For Netflix 4k customers the $1.99 difference will show up on your TMO Bill.
  6. benroberts3 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Good luck getting the videos to load in big cities. And I can say this as a former T-Mobile user here in Chicago and then switching back to VZW. Massive difference in network quality.
  7. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
    Great offer, but free Netflix isn't worth having a family.
  8. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

    Oct 11, 2008
  9. midkay macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
  10. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Paying for Netflix is one of the “customers biggest pain points” I guess :rolleyes:
  11. EdT macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Move to rural Nebraska with T-Mobile. You'll love the absolute silence and lack of interruptions your phone will present you with.
  12. powaking macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2008
    Wouldn't necessarily call it a pain point BUT 1 less bill is certainly nice gesture. Too bad I'm still on the 10gb 4 line $100 simple choice plan. Kind of hard to convince me to pony up an extra $60.
  13. mthomas184 macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2016
    And my plan isn’t qualified for it

    Not worth changing from 55+ to regular T-Mobile One.
  14. DMaki650 macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    South Saint Paul, MN
    They said if you have T-Mobile One + then you DO get HD and 4k and all that jazz.

    Also to the people saying free. T-mobile wanted to make clear it's not free. They're paying the $9.99 bill. IF you go with the $11.99 plan then they pay the $9.99 and the other $2 is on your T-Mobile Bill.
  15. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    More gimmicks by T-Mobile. I can't believe people keep falling for this stuff...

    2 Line Plan jumps from $100 (with autopay) to $120 (with autopay)

    tl;dr? You're getting $10 of "free netflix," but they raised the plan cost by $20.

    What a great uncarrier! We should all bow down to Legere!!

    Single line users can't have it either.
  16. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2015
  17. Zorn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    They were already offering HBO with their unlimited plan - which IMO is much better than Netflix these days. At least they have newer movies. Netflix is okay if you really love Orange is the new Black or random Adam Sandler movies. They are getting rid of everything else slowly.
  18. darkarn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2017
    I know I really need to sleep like now when I almost misread the O there as an A...
  19. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    Maybe I'll switch over my parents from their current T-Mobile plan to this ONE plan and then have them use Netflix on their Comcast box.
  20. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Looks like they can for $70.
  21. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    Can you log on from T-Mobile account on Apple TV?
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    I get better coverage then Verizon
  22. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    And somehow people find ways to complain about free stuff.
  23. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Agree with the above comment. I have experienced what the commentator noted. I am so glad to switch to the premium wireless carrier in the US, Verizon. T-Mobile keeps giving gimmicks to retain their customers from leaving them due to many inconveniences like weak or no signal outside metro areas, weak or no signal building penetration, narrow coverage, headaches during annual iPhone upgrade via Apple or the carrier themselves, etc. Verizon is like Apple, T-Mobile is like Samsung or android. Fortunate for those who can afford Verizon/ Apple Wireless, including myself.
  24. soheilk macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2014
    As others have said, AT&T has been offering free HBO on their new unlimited plans for quite a few months now
  25. EdT macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Imagine that there is a bar in your town, and that they are advertising free beer until 2:00 this afternoon only. People in your town will have no problems getting there to take advantage of this offer. People 100 miles away might be able to make it there if they leave immediately, people who live farther than that get no benefit from this offer at all.

    T-mobile seems to have good plans but very bad coverage, even in big cities, of the country. A 'good deal' that you can't take advantage of isn't a good deal. That is why people are complaining, especially if they get sold a plan that gives them very bad service.

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