You may not remember now, but 5G hotspots existed long before 5G phones became a thing. Of course, the main reason you might find it hard to remember is that mobile hotspots aren’t exactly the “sexiest” consumer device in the world, rarely attracting much attention from us. apart from the occasional quick announcement message.
While we are obviously dealing with a product announcement today also, the T-Mobile 5G hotspot actually looks special for at least two different reasons. The first is that simple but quite weighty name, strongly suggesting that Magenta plans to push this bad boy into its stores more aggressively than the third party. Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 normally sold by the “Un-carrier” in exchange for a whopping $336.
This brings us to the second and arguably biggest reason why the T-Mobile 5G hotspot deserves our full attention today. Although it packs a larger 6,460mAh battery than the aforementioned Inseego model and can connect users to a total of 32 devices simultaneously, the hot new product is priced ultra-affordably at $198.
Even better, both new and existing T-Mobile customers (including Business account holders) will be able to get the Magenta-branded 5G hotspot for free from its first day of availability (next Thursday, June 16) without having to jump through too many hoops.
All you’ll have to do is add an “eligible” 50 or 100 GB Mobile Internet (MI) service line… or settle for a cheap new line on an “eligible” IM plan of 5GB and pay $99 instead of the aforementioned $198. retail price. Said total price, of course, can also be divided into 24 monthly installments of just $8.25 each after a down payment of…$0.
Basically, T-Mo does everything in its power to help you spend as little as possible to access the largest in the country, fastest, and (allegedly) most reliable 5G network, which is clearly not what one can say about Verizon. America’s No. 1 Wireless Subscriber Service Provider Sells the Inseego MiFi M2100 5G UW for no less than $400 at the time of this writing, and as far as we know, there’s no easy way to bring that price down for new or existing customers.