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


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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.
"The future of mobile entertainment is not about bolting a satellite dish to the side of your house or resuscitating faded 90s dotcoms. The future is mobile, over-the-top and unlimited," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. "While the carriers spend billions on their franken-strategies to cobble together carrier-cable-content mashups, the Un-carrier just leapfrogged them all by partnering with the best and giving it to customers at no extra charge. Because that's what we always do. Give more to you without asking more from you."

"This is the right move at the right time -- for all the right reasons," said Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. "More and more fans are bingeing on mobile, so we're bringing together Netflix's award-winning TV shows and movies with T-Mobile's award-winning, unlimited network."
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.

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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.


macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2010
Rhinelander, WI
Netflix will of course be limited to 480p rather than HD.
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.


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!!

To qualify, all you need are two or more paid voice lines on T-Mobile ONE with taxes and fees included. Even customers with free lines from the Un-carrier’s wildly popular recent “line-on-us” deals qualify. Customers on Unlimited 55+ or 2 lines for $100 can get Netflix On Us simply by switching to the latest T-Mobile ONE plan.
Single line users can't have it either.


macrumors 65816
Feb 14, 2006
Curious to see why AT&T offers.
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.


macrumors 68030
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.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 18, 2016
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.
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.


macrumors 68000
Mar 11, 2007
Omaha, NE
And somehow people find ways to complain about free stuff.
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.