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Travelling with my TMobile Home Internet device?

  • 10 November 2021
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I travel a lot in the USA.  Next Month I will be living in a private home in another state.  This residence does not have internet service.  o, I’m wondering if I can bring my T-Mobile Home Internet device with me, and will it function in a location different from my regular reesidence?


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I travel a lot in the USA.  Next Month I will be living in a private home in another state.  This residence does not have internet service.  o, I’m wondering if I can bring my T-Mobile Home Internet device with me, and will it function in a location different from my regular reesidence?

There are a few people that have posted that they do this one in an RV. I don't think the terms of service say you can do this but ppl have done it and it works as long as there is TMHI service in the area. You could check the coverage map.

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At the present time people are doing this. However, don’t be surprised if T-Mobile decides to location lock your service in the future.

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T-Mobile told me when I signed up last month that it is only good at my home gps location. Their download speeds have been too slow to be used for streaming or even browsing. Tonight at 7pm my download speed is 0.12mbps. it doesn't increase until midnight and slows down after 8am

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I haven’t had any performance problems with my home internet with TMobile.  In fact, I have measured it with a 3rd party speed test and compared it with my prior ISP (Cox Communications).  The performance of the TMobile Home Internet Service was nearly 3 times faster than Cox for both upload and download rates, and TMobile Service was well within the range expected for 5g. If it had not worked, then I would not have keit the service - I signed up on a trial basis, but TMobile’s internet service has met my expectations at every step of the way.  I use it to telecommute and I use it for streaming.  I can both stream and telecommute at the same time and have video meetings at work.

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T-Mobile told me when I signed up last month that it is only good at my home gps location. Their download speeds have been too slow to be used for streaming or even browsing. Tonight at 7pm my download speed is 0.12mbps. it doesn't increase until midnight and slows down after 8am

Right, according to the T&Cs,  it’s for use at a specific location. Some people have been using Home Internet at changing locations and find it works but they may be surprised, some day, when this stops working.

It sounds like the network where you live is congested. Do you know if T-Mobile has deployed band 41 in your area?

 

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There are no guarantees on if and how well it will work at an address other than the one that the device was approved for. 

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