Get Free Netflix and Unlimited Streaming From T-Mobile Starting Tuesday

T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere introducing the T-Mobile Netflix On Us Un-Carrier event
Photo courtesy of T-Mobile

Cellular carriers are throwing around all sorts of perks to get your business. The latest? Free Netflix.

T-Mobile’s Netflix On Us partnership will cover your Netflix subscription if you have two or more T-Mobile ONE lines in good standing.

T-Mobile ONE customers can activate their free Netflix subscriptions starting Tuesday, Sept. 12, by going online, visiting stores or calling T-Mobile customer service. Already have a Netflix account? T-Mobile will cover $9.99 per month for a standard subscription, meaning you’ll save nearly $120 every year, T-Mobile’s release says.

If you decide you want to go beyond the standard account so you can stream to four screens at once or in 4K, you can sign up for the top-tier $11.99 Netflix plan, but you’ll see the $2 difference in plan pricing on your T-Mobile account.

The finer print explains that T-Mobile will pay Netflix directly for your account, and it may take a few billing cycles for your Netflix tab to transfer to T-Mobile.

The carrier’s ONE plan has “unlimited everything” and carries an advertised price of $40 per line for a family of four enrolled in automatic payments.

It’s Still a Buyer’s Market for Mobile Plans

T-Mobile’s press release acknowledges that more Americans are cutting the cord and choosing to stream programming on their own schedules via their mobile phones and other portable devices.

Meanwhile, cellular carriers have been in fierce competition to lure customers with unlimited plans and extra perks.

Verizon customers can stream NFL games on mobile devices. Verizon also jumped on the unlimited train this year but quickly split its plan into two separate pricing options.

AT&T offers DirecTV for $25 per month to Unlimited Plus wireless customers.

Money’s 2017 Best Cell Phone Plan analysis ranked T-Mobile One as the best unlimited plan but also said it’s one of the more expensive options for consumers.

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.