T-Mobile Will Pay for Your Netflix

Sign up for two lines on T-Mobile's ONE unlimited plan and start streaming for free. Unfortunately, it's not a great deal for everyone.
T-Mobile Pay for Netflix

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.

T-Mobile previously offered an unlimited, two-line plan for $100. It's no longer available to new customers.

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.

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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!

Stephen Slaybaugh
Contributing Writer

Stephen has been writing for such national and regional publications as The Village Voice, Paste, The Agit Reader, and The Big Takeover for 20 years. He covered consumer electronics and technology for DealNews from 2013 to 2018.
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Not a good deal if your plan is not eligible. Stick with Netflix subscription instead.
If you're on the T-Mobile One 55+ plan, you do NOT qualify. Bummer!
This Netflix offer is pretty much an advertising gimmick. If you are on any kind of previous promotion, you don't qualify for the Netflix change in service plan.