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Mobile unveils home TV service which it is calling TVision Home

13 April, 2019, 00:34 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • T-Mobile Announces a New TV Service Called T-Mobile TVision in 8 Cities

TVision is priced at $99.99 per month and this price drops down to $90 per month for existing T-Mobile customers.

T-Mobile TVision Home features dedicated customer care, no hidden fees, no bill creep or exploding pricing.

"The Un-carrier has already changed wireless for good, and today's news brings us one step closer to taking on Big Cable", said T-Mobile's CEO John Legere. As a launch offer billed as "Satellite Freedom", T-Mobile is offering up to Dollars 500 in the form of a prepaid card to buy DirecTV or Dish Network customers out of their existing TV contract in order to switch to TVision.

The platform itself is simply an upgraded version of the Layer3 TV service which it acquired to $325 million a year ago, though considering how long T-Mobile US has kept everyone waiting, it does seem a bit underwhelming.

TVision Home will launch Sunday in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Longmont, CO.

T-Mobile did not provide much information on the mobile service today, other than stating the service will launch "later in 2019". T-Mobile also unveiled plans to launch TVision Home on popular third-party TV platforms in the future. "I can't wait to begin un-cabling cable and giving millions the opportunity to cut the cord with Big Cable forever". As the carrier points out, the new TVision Home service is just an upgraded and rebranded Layer3 TV.

Along with traditional TV channels, T-Mobile says that streaming services like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Xumo, CuriosityStream, Toon Googles, and HSN will be available at launch, with Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Video coming later. That monthly fee will get you around 150 channels per month, but you'll still have to pay additional fees for premium channels like HBO and Showtime. Android and iOS apps are also planned so users can access the service from a smartphone or tablet. TVision Home offers a smart home connected experience, which means you can add your social accounts to your service profile to view a slideshow of your Facebook videos and pictures, or even check your Twitter profile. T-Mobile has not announced if or when it will add cloud DVR capabilities. According to T-Mobile US, 48% of US customers are locked into a contract and face paying hundreds in early termination fees.

T-Mobile said 74 percent of American households now pay an average bill $107.30 per month. Not to mention that the price doesn't include any taxes, which could be anywhere between 4 percent and 20 percent of a bill's total.

We reported in early April that Viacom entered into a deal to make their channels available to T-Mobile's forthcoming live streaming service. On the bright side, T-Mobile says that it won't change the price as long as you stay on their plan.



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