T-Mobile has by far the best perks and benefits among the big four carriers

T-Mobile has by far the best perks and benefits among the big four carriers
T-Mobile might not be America’s top wireless service provider, with or without an approval for its long-proposed Sprint merger, but undoubtedly, the “Un-carrier” has the most aggressive marketing of all big four US networks.

CEO John Legere can sometimes go overboard with his contempt for Verizon and AT&T, often dubbed “dumb and dumber” as T-Mo’s skipper attempts to highlight the weaknesses and greed of the industry’s duopoly.

Then again, it’s hard to argue with the incredible value offered by the impressively affordable T-Mobile One plan. We’re not just talking unlimited talk, text, and data for $70 a month on a single line, as Strategy Analytics, a market research firm in no way affiliated with T-Mobile, has found an additional $1,550.71 is available in annual perks and benefits. Yup, one thousand, five hundred and fifty dollars. US.

Of course, all carriers include certain little extras and freebies in their standard subscription prices. For instance, AT&T’s Unlimited & More Premium plan comes with a choice of HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinemax, Amazon Music Unlimited, or Pandora Premium access on the house. Meanwhile, Verizon throws in complimentary cloud storage and a few international TravelPasses for “Above Unlimited” customers.

But that doesn’t come close to what T-Mobile is offering without actually charging a dime. Not only do you get free Netflix (chill not included) with two or more lines of wireless service, but also a whole other range of cool (and practical) deal sweeteners, like MLB.TV subscriptions, Scam ID functionality, or Gogo In-flight Internet access.

All this stuff obviously adds up without you even realizing, although arguably the greatest perk you get just for being a T-Mobile user is the Tuesdays freebie program. Each and every week, popular brands like Dunkin’ Donuts, Shell, Live Nation, Pandora, and 20th Century Fox join forces with T-Mo to extend the carrier’s thanks for subscribing, and at least in theory, that can amount to a whopping $966 this year alone.

It goes without saying how unrealistic it is to expect anyone to claim all the T-Mobile Tuesdays gifts, so realistically speaking, the extra value actual T-Mobile One subscribers get is significantly lower. But the included taxes and fees are cool, saving you an estimated $66.96 a year on average, while the unlimited data and texting offered in over 210 countries around the world under the Simple Global banner is worth about $85.

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15 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3400; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

All the perks in the world can't make up for a subpar network.

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Agreed..... However I give credit for marketing and expansion of the network nonetheless

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The quality of their coverage isn’t bad at all, relative to the value that they give. But I agree, they should focus on their network infrastructure now and move away from marketing tactics. They have roughly half the subscriber load on their network that Verizon does, but only comparable coverage to them in many respects.

4. applesnapple93

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

have a tmobile work phone. Can confirm that their coverage is not comparable to my verizon personal phone.

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

From personal experience and many others, T-Maybe sucks even in metro areas like Phoenix and Tucson in AZ...happy to stick with Big Red

7. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I think tmobile or John ledger does not need your pen advise.. they know what they are doing and have achieved .

6. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Majority of those "perks" are trash

8. D34ever

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Coverage and speed still need work.

9. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

None of the networks is great across the board. I'm glad to see T-mo creating it's own identity rather than chasing the Red or Blue carriers who've had many advantages throughout the years. Many T-mo customers are happy with the service, value, and perks. If not, there's always the choice to leave but many don't. I always root for success in wireless carriers because more choice is better for consumers.

10. Jc1980

Posts: 27; Member since: May 16, 2018

Here in the Boston area T-Mobile is King. Speeds are ridiculous. Even up north in New Hampshire, Maine they have drastically improved coverage. The addition of ban 66 with a compatible handset helps as well.

11. dbgritz

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 02, 2018

You get nothing from the evil red monster! That's why your cellular service is so good! LOL

12. Alcyone

Posts: 304; Member since: May 10, 2018

San Antonio may have some iffy spots here and there. But, 7 lines for 130 is too good to let go of. I'm happy enough.

13. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Been lovin' Tmo since like '09......here in NJ, it just straight up slays....... I also got an ASUS router from them - for free! A very good router at that.

14. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'll stick with Verizon. The ONLY thing that'll get me to go back to TMO is if they brought back the Sidekick. That's the ONLY way they'll get me back.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Tmobile is killing the other's in speed hands down. I travel for work and haven't ran into any coverages issues and I'm occasionally outside of metro areas. My phone is 600mhz capable so I'm sure that plays a big part in coverage. For the price it's a no brainer.

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