ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Review of T-Mobile At Home Service

Updated on November 11, 2014

T-Mobile At Home

By:  Dan and Yollie Bunag

In this lens, we offer our personal review of the T-Mobile At Home Service. We present the requirements, features, the good, the bad, and our personal comments for those researching whether or not to get the service. T-Mobile USA offered the service at an affordable $15 per month and for $5 more per month, added discounted international calls. We have T-Mobile At Home service for over 6 years and so far have been satisfied with it. Is T-Mobile At Home service for you?

Requirements and Features:

By: Dan and Yollie Bunag

T-Mobile USA launched the T-Mobile at Home service in Jun 2008 offering unlimited national calls for just $10 a month. For $5 more per month, T-Mobile USA also offers discounted international calling rates.


· Broadband or high speed Internet connection

· Hi-Port wireless router with SIM card. Costs $50 + tax

· Subscription for single-line mobile plan $39.99 or higher or family mobile plan $49.99 or higher

· 2-year service agreement

· Standard wired or wireless touch-tone phone. DECT 6.0 (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) phones recommended


· Unlimited nationwide calls

· Voicemail

· Caller ID

· Call Forwarding

· Call Waiting

· 3-way Conferencing

· Hold Calls

· 911 calling

UPDATE (Jun2010) T-Mobile now charges $15 per month for the T-Mobile At Home service under their current plans.

T-Mobile @Home Setup

Review and Comments:

We subscribed to T-Mobile at Home service and bought the T-Mobile Hi-Port router at the local T-Mobile retail store in Jul 2008. We have been using the service for over 4 months now and other than a couple of dropped calls, have been satisfied thus far. We switched from Oceanic Cable's digital phone service since most of our calling requirements are just for local and national calls. We save $20 per month from our previous service. Transferring the phone service took about 7 days, well within the advertised 6-10 day waiting period. We missed the text message notice of activation on our cell phone, but were able to confirm with Customer Service on the 7th day that service was in fact activated. Since we have high speed Internet via cable, we followed the installation CD directions through the installation process and connected the Hi-Port router to the cable modem. It was a pretty simple process. After verifying that the "blue" phone light indicator, meaning dial tone was present, and we were set. The few calls we made to Customer Service regarding dropped calls and accessing voicemail were satisfactory. We were informed at the retail store that we have 14 days to try the service and cancel, if not satisfied. We thought the trial period before getting locked in to a 2-year agreement was a bit short; we feel it should be at least 30 days.

While we'll be the first to admit that this service is not for everyone, it's worth considering if you only require national calling and already have the $39.99 single-line mobile plan or $49.99 or higher family mobile plan. Saving $10-$20 per month can easily add up. However, if you don't meet the plan requirements, switching plans may not give you the desired savings. NOTE: As with any digital phone service, you won't have phone capability in the event of a power outage. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) may be a good idea for limited power outage meaning there's still Internet connection, but no power in your home.

The Good:

· Inexpensive--$15 a month was previously unheard of even for VOIP phones

· Offers discounted international calling for $5 more per month-good for occasional international calls

· Has the same full features as other providers, though it doesn't have caller ID on TV

· You can keep the same home phone number and existing touch-tone phone(s); multiple wired or wireless phone devices in the home is OK

· You can use the Hi-Port router to establish a home wireless network to connect to a laptop or another desktop if you're planning to buy a wireless router anyway

The Bad:

· May experienced a few dropped calls

· May be problematic for other DSL connections

· Locked in to 2-year agreement if you're not satisfied

· Short trial period before getting locked in to 2-year agreement

T-Mobile at Home Support/a/b">

What Phone Service Do You Have At Home?

See results

T-Mobile G1

Technical Details

* Google Android OS-powered smartphone in black with slide-out keyboard--compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network (available in select markets)

* Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth for handsfree calls and stereo music; 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; MicroSD expansion; push email from Google Gmail plus instant messaging services

* T-Mobile's MyFaves service provides unlimited calling to your five most called contacts; access to Android Market for downloading applications; Android 1.5 Cupcake OS

* Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 130 hours (5.4 days) of standby time

* Includes: handset, battery, charger, 1 GB MicroSD card, USB cable, wired stereo hands-free headset, user manual

Reader Feedback

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens bro..clean and well written. That's the article i'm looking for. Keep it like that man..

      transport marfa bucuresti servicii transport marfa


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)