As part of its ongoing effort to alleviate coverage concerns, T-Mobile is offering a free 30-day trial of its services to customers in Boston, Atlanta, and Austin. If you live in one of those cities, you can start your trial by clicking on the button below and registering.
Once you sign up, T-Mobile will send you a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with a SIM card. You should receive your device within two days, and T-Mobile will cover the shipping. Now, according to the sign-up page, T-Mobile isn’t asking for a credit card hold, security deposit, or really any kind of fee should you lose or damage the hotspot. On the surface, it really appears to be risk-free.
The hotspot will connect to basically any modern smartphone to give you a taste of T-Mobile’s coverage. Be warned, though: there is a 30GB data cap. If you use that monumental amount of data before the 30-day mark, your trial will end. Additionally, there’s a 480p limit on streaming video, and you only get 200MB of roaming data.
While it might be inconvenient to carry a second device with you for a month, this trial is still worth checking out if you live in one of the three test markets and you’ve been thinking about switching networks. No other carrier currently offers a test period that’s this easy-to-use and cost-free.