Free For a Year With T-Mobile’s New TVision Service

Ruben Fields
October 29, 2020

T-Mobile US has relaunched its TVision OTT TV service, with a lower price and new subscription options.

There were no advertising launch partners announced for TVision, though commercials may be added later on. However, that was closer to traditional cable, with a price tag starting at $100 a month and availability limited to select markets.

T-Mobile announced its new cord-cutting option, TVision, on Tuesday. TVision VIBE is priced at $10 per month and offers over 30 channels from the "most-watched networks on TV" with thousands of shows on demand.

This offer is a bit more restrictive in that it only supports two concurrent streams and DVR access is an additional US$5 per month, though it still represents one of the cheapest live TV packages in the US. Other add-ons include TVision Vibe with around 30 entertainment channels for Dollars 10 per month or the Starz, Showtime or Epix streaming services under the "TVision Channels" range.

T-Mobile US Inc. unveiled Tuesday its three new TV streaming services and a new streaming device, which will become available November 1, as the mobile services company looks to provide cable cord cutters with new ways to watch TV.

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The new TVision service will launch starting on November 1, available on existing TV and mobile devices in addition to the new TVision HUB Android TV device, at right. "We are focused first and foremost on providing the best customer experience possible", said Dow Draper, evp of emerging businesses at T-Mobile. In addition to trying to siphon its share of customers from cable companies, T-Mobile will be going head-to-head against similar live TV and streaming services such as Google's YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Dish Network's Sling TV, and AT&T's TV Now. AT&T-owned HBO Max is offered free to some AT&T phone plan customers, and Verizon offers free Disney streaming plans to some unlimited access customers.

TVision VIBE ($10/mo): The best of comedy, lifestyle and drama. Everyone else will have to wait until sometime next year-unless they want to switch over to T-Mobile in the meantime, that is. Live TV+ includes all of that plus another 10 channels including NFL Network for an additional $10/month and Live Zone includes all of the above plus 10 more channels including NFL Red Zone for another $10/month.

To describe the service in the language of T-Mobile's press release, TVision allows users to "cut the cord, cut the cost and cut the crap". The hub also runs Android TV, which can support independent streaming apps like Netflix that aren't available through TVision Channels.

"For one thing, prices will likely be higher for people who do not subscribe to T-Mobile's wireless service".

By Dec. 31, T-Mobile will give subs who take one of many two priciest TVision plans (Stay TV Plus or Stay Zone) free entry to Apple TV Plus for 12 months and a reduced Apple TV 4K set-top ($99 after rebate; it's usually $179).

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