T-Mobile, please add bridge mode. So much money will be left on the table from all the returns. I get that this device is meant for grandma first. The target audience that probably doesn’t have a separate router, let alone know what one is.
But don’t lock out a good portion of your customer base that already has a network in place. It’s 2021. If there’s a year for privacy and having control over your home network, it’s now. This re-branded Nokia Beacon/Fastmile device is fully capable of doing all the advanced features; so thus far, this is an intentional locking out, not a hardware issue.
If you want to hide behind the hardware support argument, at least consider for the time being to let the advanced users enable it with the understanding that it’s an experimental feature and no support is available for it? That way grandma will still be surfing the Pottery Barn site with default gateway settings, while elsewhere Bitcoin Timmy can sleep in peace knowing he no longer has to run into double NAT oddities.
You’re in a great place to disrupt not only the crummy monopolies in the middle of nowhere, but also in big cities. But please treat it seriously, and not like a glorified giant trashcan hotspot.