Does T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Have a Data Cap? – Ask Luke




Competition in the world of home Internet has been a dream for many cord cutters. Finally, thanks to T-Mobile and others, there is real competition for home Internet. No longer are you limited to DSL, cable, and maybe a fiber Internet option. There are a growing number of other options, including T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet.

T-Mobile recently made some changes to its 5G home Internet service including warning customers about a new soft limit that could slow down your service.

Last January, T-Mobile updated its policy to clearly lay out that if you use more than 1.2 TB of data you could see your Internet slow down, according to a newly updated help page. T-Mobile says this limit may or may not result in a drop in data speeds depending on network demand. T-Mobile has always warned it may slow down 5G Home Internet service depending on network demand, and it has set a hard limit on when that may happen.

T-Mobile says this is not a data cap as it won’t cut you off or charge you extra.

Want to know more about T-Mobile 5G Home Internet? Here is everything you need to know:


T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet service skips equipment rentals and is available for $60 per month with no contracts. If you have a wireless plan from T-Mobile, you may qualify to get T-Mobile Home Internet for just $30 a month.


T-Mobile advertised the service as a 100 Mbps down speed. In our recent testing, we regularly got over 200 Mbps down, but sometimes it would fall into the 100 Mbps range.

Speeds for T-Mobile Home Internet will vary depending on where you live. So, I may get 200 Mbps down, but your speed may be different.

Is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fast Enough for Streaming?

Yes, we were able to stream Amazon, Paramount+, YouTube TV, and more without issues using T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet.

There are a few services that lock you into a home IP location. Because T-Mobile’s Home Internet changes your IP address often, it makes using Hulu with Live TV, for example, difficult.

Most streaming services need 15 Mbps to 20 Mbps for a 4K stream. At 100 Mbps, you should easily be able to stream the movies and TV shows you want, even at 4K.

Test T-Mobile Home Internet before You Pay

T-Mobile offers a 15-day free trial of T-Mobile Home Internet, letting you test it out before you get locked into it.

Here are the legal details of the 15-day test drive:

Cancel within 15 days of Home Internet service activation. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying new Home Internet line and timely gateway return required. Refund via one-time bill credit. Max 1/account. May not be combinable with some offers or discounts.

Final Thoughts

For the average American who wants to watch videos, check email, and surf the web, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet should easily give you what you want. Dedicated gamers who need crazy fast Internet may want to consider other options. For those who are not dedicated gamers, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet may be a perfect fit.

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