Now, we do. T-Mobile has officially launched its pay TV service, TVision Home.
TVision Home builds on the foundation of Layer3 TV and adds some of T-Mobile's own touches, like no hidden fees, no annual service contracts, and more.
The company had been selling Layer3 TV service in its stores since a year ago, with prices set at $99.99 or $79.99 for T-Mobile wireless subscribers.
Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the first markets for TVision Home, along with the Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. metro areas, and Longmont, Colorado, according to the company.
One week after announcing its content deal with Viacom, T-Mobile has taken the wraps off of its new TV effort.
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Though TVision Home's IP-delivered service requires a separate wired broadband connection, T-Mobile is working on a 5G-powered wireless broadband service that is being billed as a wired home Internet replacement that can be bundled with its home pay-TV offering. As the carrier points out, the new TVision Home service is just an upgraded and rebranded Layer3 TV. "I can't wait to begin un-cabling cable and giving millions the opportunity to cut the cord with Big Cable forever". Any premium packages, like HBO or Showtime, will incur additional expenses. Each customer can have his or her own profile to change up preferences, and there will be a bunch of apps available as well, including iHeartRadio, HSN, YouTube, Netflix, and more. Furthermore, the carrier promised to release a companion app for iOS and Android, which will allow TVision Home subscribers to stream their TV to their smartphones anywhere in the house. T-Mobile is arguing that this is a good deal because the average cable bill is $107.30 per month.
T-Mobile also is building in features that include on-screen social content from Facebook and Twitter, a personalized home screen and DVR for each user, smart speaker voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and access to connected security cameras. Also, there's no long-term commitment, which means you can stop using the service at any time without having to pay any early termination fees. T-Mobile said it plans a streaming future, where TVision will also be available on popular third-party video platforms.
T-Mobile said 74 percent of American households now pay an average bill $107.30 per month. On the bright side, T-Mobile says that it won't change the price as long as you stay on their plan.
TVision Home will launch at the promotional price of $90 per month.