T-Mobile to Release Home TV Service, TVision Home
Yesterday, T-Mobile introduced a new home TV service known as TVision Home in its latest push to take on Big Cable. The “un-carrier” revealed that the service is an upgraded and rebranded version of Layer3 TV, a company they acquired back in 2017. T-Mobile wants people to switch over to TVision Home so badly that they are willing to pay up to $500 in early termination fees for those in Dish and DirecTV contracts.
TVision Home is ready to go live on April 14 in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C. metro areas, and Longmont, CO – areas Layer3 has already been serving.
The service currently works through a cable box, but T-Mobile is ambitious to someday launch TVision as an app where users will be able to choose from a variety of subscription services. They’re also looking towards a future of 5G where wireless broadband can replace home Internet. It still stands however, that T-Mobile’s 5G network (New T-Mobile as it’s been called) is reliant on the merger with Sprint.