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  • T-Mobile is launching a new Home Internet Backup plan aimed at users who experience frequent outages.
  • The plan offers 130GB of 5G data per month and a 5G gateway for $30/month.
  • The plan will be available from June 6 at T-Mobile stores and the company’s website.

T-Mobile is launching a new service called the Home Internet Backup plan, which aims to keep customers online during internet outages. It is available to anyone, regardless of whether they are current T-Mobile customers, and is intended for users of traditional ISPs such as Xfinity. When an outage occurs, users can switch to T-Mobile’s 5G network to stay connected.

According to a CivicScience study cited by T-Mobile, nearly 20% of U.S. internet users report experiencing outages a few times each month. T-Mobile presents this backup plan as a solution for those unexpected downtimes.