At first glance, the two tariff plans seem like a great deal, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Even with T-Mobile adding the monthly data allocation, you'll burn through the data deduction faster than you would on an LTE connection. To take advantage of these 5G speeds, you must also purchase one of the two 5G phones T-Mobile plans to offer on December 6, Note 1
Similar to the carrier's expansive 5G roll-out, the launch of T-Mobile Connect depends on potential merger with Sprint. While both the FCC and the Justice Department have approved the agreement, 18 more state attorneys general say they oppose it.
In addition to Connect, T-Mobile also announced a ten-year commitment to give first responders free 5G access. The carrier says it will provide every first responder with all public and non-governmental state and local police, fire and EMS agencies a free 5G plan with unlimited call, text and data as part of its Connecting Heroes Initiative. In addition to making these plans free, T-Mobile says they will prioritize them on the network, no matter how much data they use.
T-Mobile also announced that it plans to invest $ 10 billion over the next five years to provide 10 million households with children access to home broadband Internet, a free mobile hotspot and a low-cost tablet.
The carrier senses all these efforts under the new banner "5G for Good" in an attempt to end the proposed merger with Sprint. The $ 26.5 billion deal is still in legal limbo, with T-Mobile going to trial with the 18 states opposed to the merger on December 9. T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently told investors he expects the deal "to end early in 2020."