Recently, T-Mobile announced that it's giving new and existing customers a present: free Netflix!
As of September 12, the "un-carrier" will pay for Netflix (up to $9.99) for customers who sign up for at least two lines on its T-Mobile ONE unlimited plan. To sign up, you can use the T-Mobile app, login into your account online, call T-Mobile customer service, or stop by a T-Mobile store. It may take one or two billing cycles before the perk kicks in. Two-line plans start at $120.
Free Netflix Is Nice... if You're Eligible
This new promotion is just one of several ways the company has pit itself against its larger competitors, namely Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile had previously enticed new users with an unlimited, two-line plan for $100. This new pricing approach was all-inclusive — meaning there wouldn't be additional taxes or fees.
Sadly, those who signed up for this offer (which is no longer available to new customers), are not eligible for the Netflix promotion. That said, they'll still be paying at least $10 less than newcomers — even when you factor in the cost of a Netflix subscription.
T-Mobile Isn't the Only Carrier With Perks
T-Mobile is not the first carrier to give away streaming perks. AT&T has been offering customers free HBO with its two-line unlimited plan (AT&T is in the process of purchasing Time Warner, which owns HBO). It also has unlimited streaming for those using its DirectTV Now app. And Sprint gives new customers six months of the Tidal music streaming service, which Sprint owns a 33% stake in.
T-Mobile is also not the first company to offer free Netflix; European telecom Vodaphone has also used this perk to lure customers. Still, if you were thinking of switching to T-Mobile for another reason (like its weekly giveaways), this new offer certainly sweetens the pot.
What do you think, readers? Will you switch carriers or plans to score free Netflix? Share your thoughts in the comments below!