T-Mobile subscribers might not be happy with how it is handling the Netflix price hike

T-Mobile subscribers might not be happy with how it is handling the Netflix price hike
T-Mobile announced today that its current T-Mobile One and One Plus plans are evolving. With some upgrades, the carrier has given its service plans the new monikers of Magenta and Magenta Plus. Magenta keeps the same T-Mobile One features with two changes. Subscribers get 3GB of high-speed tethering per line, and unlimited 3G tethering once the high-speed cap is met. And the second change has to do with T-Mobile's Netflix On Us freebie. Families with a Magenta subscription receive free Netflix Basic, something of a downgrade from the Netflix Standard that families paying for T-Mobile One have been receiving. The difference between the two is that the latter does stream videos in HD, and only one screen can use the service at a time.

T-Mobile is making this change because Netflix has raised its prices. As a result, starting in July, families subscribed to T-Mobile One have to make a decision. They can pay an extra $2 a month to keep Netflix Standard, disable Netflix on Us, or switch to Magenta where they will receive Netflix Basic for free. Back in January, the wireless provider said that it would absorb the video streamer's higher prices "for now." But that will soon change.

The Magenta Plus package includes everything on the T-Mobile One Plus plan but includes free Netflix Standard for families. Pricing remains the same, which means that Magenta will cost $140 for 4 lines. Magenta Plus is an additional $15 per month per line or $10 per month per line on accounts with two or more lines. Both plans offer unlimited talk, text and high-speed data. Magenta Plus adds HD streaming, 20GB of 4G LTE tethering, unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi and more.

If you're unhappy with your Verizon or AT&T service but are afraid to switch because you are receiving a discount, T-Mobile is offering you a way out. Take your latest Verizon and AT&T bill into your local T-Mobile store. If the bill shows "an eligible corporate, affiliate, military or senior service discount," T-Mobile will hook you up with its Magenta plan and match the discount you're currently receiving dollar for dollar, but in $5 dollar increments. The cap is $15 off one line and $30 off two or more connections.


The matching discounts will be available starting on June 2nd.

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15 Comments

1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you can't handle an extra $2/month for a separate service that T-Mobile is paying for you, then you should consider making some very serious changes to your lifestyle.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Some people just feel entitled.

6. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Yeah, like the "multi-million" dollar corporations that received trillion dollar tax cuts. Okay, but keep on attacking the little guy.

3. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I got Netflix free from Tmobile but I rarely use it. LOL

4. nicknack84

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Then you're missing out on some seriously good Netflix originals and should consider checking them out, at least once.

5. SidNightwalker

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2019

Obviously, I mean, mind blowing in it's obviousness, this is a way to get a ton of people out of the Netflix free offer that they no longer want to have anything to do with, in the sleaziest and most backdoor way that is possible. Getting a bunch of morons defending the move is just a bonus.

7. Seatech21

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

Bait and switch at it's finest. You would think they would let those who bought those plans that came with Netflix keep that feature. NOT! This is why I stick with Verizon, because at least I'm getting incredible service for my money. T-Mobile basically says, we are going to give you something and then later on take it back or, charge you more, which defeated the purpose of the deal to begin with.

11. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I am happy paying my $132/m including taxes for eight unlimited lines with T-Mobile and I will pay the additional $2 (previously free) for Netflix. I had Verizon. I had six lines with them at the time and I was paying over $250 per month with taxes. Thanks but no thanks.

13. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Benzb, don't bother with rationalizing with people who are angry at the world. Seatech, take a chill pill, get drunk, or go get laid. Man, you're one angry individual for crying about $2 that you're not paying, LoL.

14. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Seatech, Verizon just increases your bill by $2 for some bulls**t surcharge or fee that they tacked inside your bill and are not telling you about...why are you not mad at them? Oh wait, you don’t know about it, that’s why. At least with T-Mobile, there is transparency and they let you know what/if a benefit is changing or going up. I will take that over hidden fees and day of the week!

15. SidNightwalker

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2019

Objectively I would have to say both companies are massive ripoffs, unless you are lucky enough to get one of their deals. They don't charge a bunch for unlimited data because the 30 year old hardware they're using is actually expensive in any way, that's for sure. ;)

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