T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Next event took all of 4 minutes today, though it might have only taken 2 without a technical glitch that paused the short live stream. The event was so short because there was one announcement and that announcement was T-Mobile telling us that Netflix is now included in T-Mobile ONE plans with more than 1 line of service through a new promo called T-Mobile Netflix On Us. That’s it – free standard Netflix subscriptions for multi-line accounts at T-Mobile.
T-Mobile Netflix On Us
In order to get the no-extra-cost Netflix with your T-Mobile ONE plan, you have to have “two or more voice lines at standard rates.” In other words, this isn’t a promo for single line accounts and really is for family plans. If you meet that requirement, you’ll get the Netflix Standard, the $9.99 plan that offers up to HD quality streams and up-to 2 simultaneous streams at a time.
What if you want Netflix Premium with Ultra HD quality and up-to 4 device streaming? You can go that route too. T-Mobile will pay your full Netflix Premium bill and you’ll pay the difference ($2 per month) through your T-Mobile bill for Standard and Premium. So they’ll cover the full cost, but because Netflix On Us is for Standard subscriptions, you’ll pay the difference to T-Mobile on your monthly bill.
That’s a value of around $120 per year for Standard.
Already a Netflix subscriber?
Since most of you are already Netflix subscribers, you won’t be signing up for new Netflix service to participate. Instead, T-Mobile and Netflix are linking your accounts, so that T-Mobile can pay Netflix “directly for you.” T-Mobile expects up to 1-2 Netflix billing cycles before for this billing transfer happens.
T-Mobile said today that you’ll be able to sign-up and link accounts through the T-Mobile app, MyT-Mobile.com, a retail store, or by calling customer care to activate. The press release for the news says that you’ll be able to do this on Tuesday, September 12.
If you don’t have Netflix just yet, you’ll soon be able to opt-in (likely on September 12). Once you do that, T-Mobile will send you an SMS with a link to get started on signing up.
Again, to get signed up for free Netflix with your T-Mobile ONE plan, head to this link on September 12.