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Astound vs. T‑Mobile Home Internet

Astound’s top internet speed is up to 8x^^ faster than T‑Mobile Home Internet

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Get better performance when connecting multiple devices with Astound versus T‑Mobile Home Internet

Astound enables multiple users on many devices to watch, play or stream at the same time—all with an ultra-reliable and speedy connection at a great price. T-Mobile provides 5G home internet, also referred to as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), which is more expensive and can slow down and even decline in quality when cell towers have a lot of users connected.

Key factors to be aware of when evaluating internet solutions for your home:

Factor

Astound
ISP solution:

T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:

Top download speed Gig+ 245 Mbps***
Median upload speed
Median upload speed delivered by network across all customers

20-50 Mbps. Gig+ speeds available in certain areas.

15-31 Mbps***
Delivering the best performance during prime internet hours Astound’s deep fiber-powered‡ internet delivers fast speeds throughout the day During congestion, T-Mobile Home Internet customers may notice speeds lower than other customers due to data prioritization.***
Video and streaming quality One of the best cable broadband networks nationwide for video streaming^ Video streaming resolution depends on available speeds. For best performance, leave video streaming applications at their default resolution setting. Not compatible with some live TV streaming services.***
Getting installed
How painful will this be for me?
Full service installation by a certified professional, with convenient service appointments and an on-time guarantee. Self-install is available in certain areas.
Self-install only
Factor

Top download speed
Astound
ISP solution:

Gig+
T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:

245 Mbps***
Factor

Median upload speed
Median upload speed delivered by network across all customers
Astound
ISP solution:


20-50 Mbps. Gig+ speeds available in certain areas.
T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:


15-31 Mbps***
Factor

Delivering the best performance during prime internet hours
Astound
ISP solution:

Astound’s deep fiber-powered‡ internet delivers fast speeds throughout the day
T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:

During congestion, T-Mobile Home Internet customers may notice speeds lower than other customers due to data prioritization.***
Factor

Video and streaming quality
Astound
ISP solution:

One of the best cable broadband networks nationwide for video streaming^
T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:

Video streaming resolution depends on available speeds. For best performance, leave video streaming applications at their default resolution setting. Not compatible with some live TV streaming services.***
Factor

Getting installed
How painful will this be for me?
Astound
ISP solution:

Full service installation by a certified professional, with convenient service appointments and an on-time guarantee. Self-install is available in certain areas.
T-Mobile Home Internet
5G home internet:


Self-install only

^ Source: Claims from Opensignal analysis and Astound analysis of Opensignal data – USA: Fixed Broadband Experience Report May 2023, based on independent analysis of measurements recorded during the period October 1, 2022 – March 29, 2023 © 2023 Opensignal Limited.

***Source: T-Mobile FAQs and Home Internet Plan Full Terms on 1/29/2024.

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Ranked among the best for overall satisfaction

Astound Broadband beat T-Mobile Home Internet in 5 categories in the 2023 PC Mag Readers’ Choice Awards.**

Category Astound Broadband T-Mobile Home Internet *Average
Overall Satisfaction 7.8 7.8 (tied) 7.4
Reliability of Connection 7.9 ⮝ 7.6 7.7
Speed of connection 8.1 ⮝ 7.7 7.7
Tech support 7.8 ⮝ 7.4 7.2
Customer service 7.9 ⮝ 7.7 7.9
Repairs 7.6 ⮝ 7.3 7.1
Category
Overall Satisfaction
Astound Broadband
7.8
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.8 (tied)
*Average
7.4
Category
Reliability of Connection
Astound Broadband
7.9 ⮝
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.6
*Average
7.7
Category
Speed of connection
Astound Broadband
8.1 ⮝
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.7
*Average
7.7
Category
Tech support
Astound Broadband
7.8 ⮝
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.4
*Average
7.2
Category
Customer service
Astound Broadband
7.9 ⮝
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.7
*Average
7.9
Category
Repairs
Astound Broadband
7.6 ⮝
T-Mobile Home Internet
7.3
*Average
7.1

* Average is based on all respondents to 2023 PCmag Readers’ choice award.
** A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available.
© 2023 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Choose Astound for faster and more consistent internet than T-Mobile FWA

With Astound you get less lag while gaming, stutter-free streaming and flawless video calls when compared to 5G home internet nationally. Throughout the day, 5G home internet and mobile phone users compete for cell tower capacity, making it prone to inconsistency.

Astound provides a more consistent connection nationally than T-Mobile based on Opensignal data.

Broadband Delivers Consistent Quality

Table recreated by Astound, based on Opensignal Data collection period:
1 October 2022 – 29 March 2023 © Opensignal Ltd.

Opensignal is the leading global provider of independent insights and data integrating network experience and market performance across converged, wireless and broadband operators.

Note: The percentage overlap is where providers’ service areas directly overlap across four key measures of broadband network experience.

Source: Claims from Opensignal analysis and Astound analysis of Opensignal data, including — USA: fixed Broadband Experience Report May 2023, based on independent analysis of measurements recorded during the period October 1, 2022 — March 29, 2023, © Opensignal Limited.

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Astound vs. T-Mobile Home Internet plans & pricing

With Astound’s deep fiber-powered‡ home internet, get a reliable connection that’s affordable with the ability to choose the speed tier that works for you. With 5G home internet, you’ll pay more for a speed than can vary depending on network congestion and time of day. Learn more about the differences between Astound and T-Mobile Home Internet to make the decision that’s right for you:

Feature
Astound
ISP solution:

T-Mobile
5G home internet:

Speeds

300 Mbps download speeds starting at $20/mo.


72-245 Mbps download speeds starting at $55/mo.***
Savings when bundling mobile phone

See how much you can save.


$10 per month savings.***
eero Whole Home WiFi

Includes the option for eero Whole Home WiFi covering all areas of your home.


Optional WiFi extender available.***
Equipment

Supplied by Astound
or you can bring your own modem.


Required to use their T‑Mobile 5G Wi-Fi Gateway.***
Feature
Speeds
Astound
ISP solution:


300 Mbps download speeds starting at $20/mo.

T-Mobile
5G home internet:


72-245 Mbps download speeds starting at $55/mo.***
Feature
Savings when bundling mobile phone
Astound
ISP solution:


See how much you can save.

T-Mobile
5G home internet:


$10 per month savings.***
Feature
eero Whole Home WiFi
Astound
ISP solution:


Includes the option for eero Whole Home WiFi covering all areas of your home.

T-Mobile
5G home internet:


Optional WiFi extender available.***
Feature
Equipment
Astound
ISP solution:


Supplied by Astound
or you can bring your own modem.

T-Mobile
5G home internet:


Required to use their T‑Mobile 5G Wi-Fi Gateway.***

*** Source: T-Mobile Home Internet site on 1/29/2024.

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Disclaimers

*Internet speeds may vary & are not guaranteed. Certain equipment may be required to reach advertised speeds. DOCSIS 3.1 modem with 2.5GE physical LAN port is required for 1 Gigabit speeds and higher. See astound.com/yourspeed for why speeds may vary. To view Astound’s FCC Network Management Disclosure see astound.com/policies-disclaimers. Modem required for Internet service. No contract required. Subject to availability. We substantiate that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures.

Not all services, speeds, packages, equipment, channels, tiers, pricing, streaming services, product offerings and product features are available in all areas. Offers valid only for new residential customers or previous customers with account in good standing who have not had our service within the last 60 days. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. Other restrictions may apply.

A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available. © 2023 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Speed depends on many factors, including location. Typical download speeds for 5G home internet range between 72 – 245 Mbps and 50 – 300 Mbps, as published on 5G home internet providers’ websites.

‡Astound Internet is powered by fiber and connected to the premises via coaxial connection.

^^Astound’s highest speed of 2000 Mbps divided by T-Mobile’s highest speed of 300 Mbps per the T-Mobile Home Internet Plans Full Terms on 1/29/2024.