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DoubleDown
Atlanta Braves Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
12220 posts

Anyone tried T-Mobile Home Internet in the New Orleans area?

Tired of ATT and Cox upping their prices. I see that TMobile home internet 5g is available in the new orleans area at a locked in rate of 50$.

I know the download speeds probably range from 80-400mbps download and upload is like around 80-100mbps.
Should I just stick with ATT or Cox?

ETA: I see you can go to a local store or get one delivered to your house for a free 15day trial run. Return it prior to 15days and they apparently charge you 0$.
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mod4clay
LSU Fan
Bossier City, LA
Member since Sep 2008
22 posts

First, I don't live in New Orleans so sorry about that...but I have the T-Mobile Home Internet, live in a rural area in North West Louisiana and this was the only option outside of ATT dial up internet. The speed is great...I'm getting a little more than 150mbps download and upload speed of around 65-90mbps.

The downside is the ping is really high...usually around 80-90ms so gaming can be a bit of a challenge. Right now I have my kids both streaming Netflix on their own TV's and wife watching Hulu and I'm on Youtube...no issues with movies/videos loading or playing. Can stream 4K videos on the TV no problem.


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armsdealer
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2016
7976 posts

We did the 4g trial and it was very reliable. Right now we have access to gigablast from cox but if we didn't I would get the 5g service. I am in Baton Rouge but our tmobile 5g service in NOLA has been just as good as Baton Rouge. Typically I go to the SKC and surrounding area so I don't know how service is everywhere.

I get 150/200 mbps at my house on my phone, I bet it is slightly better with the home base. If you are in a better area I have seen speeds above 400mbps, like near LSU on non game days and the hospital corridor in BR.


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JustinTI
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2006
177 posts

I have it and am located in the lakefront area. They were doing work on my street and cut the cable seemingly every other day...working from home full time, that was not acceptable.

I tried out T-mobile home internet late last year and have been impressed. For $50 a month all in (some of which I offset with Amex platinum credits), I get 150-200 mb down and 10-30 mb up - and we typically have terrible cell service out here. I still have cox as my primary service (AT&T fiber is not available), and T-mobile is the 2nd connection on my router that switches over automatically when cox goes out. There have been several times I was on the T-mobile network and did not know. Can't comment on using full time, but I am very pleased with it for my usage.


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ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
22115 posts

I have it in the Nola area. Love it. Reliable, fixed $50 a month is legit (no fees or increases to report).

My speeds will vary 80-350 down, 10-70 up. I do notice it drops a bit lower in the evenings, but never causes me issues.

I did have slow downs that caused buffering issues on Endymion Saturday (I live near route).


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FOBW
UNO Fan
N.O.
Member since Sep 2016
190 posts

It all depends on your location relative to their towers.

I am out by the lake too and it was unserviceable for work from home. Random outages, plus huge ping made voip useless.

Good news is cox cut their rate 40% so I was able to go back a a lower price.


DoubleDown
Atlanta Braves Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
12220 posts

I may give it a whirl this weekend and see what the signal is like at my house. I guess it's all unique to how close a tower is to my house and everyone will be different.

Piggy backing off of this topic though. I currently have ATT 1gig fiber line. How much download/upload speed do you need before it gets redundant?

So for example, I have like 45 devices connected to my wifi. However, most are hardwired and the items not hard wired are like Google Nest's or a few lightbulbs/switches. The biggest eater is probably 3 Nest cameras but at what point am I overpaying for more bandwidth than I need?


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