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T-Mobile’s ‘Flashdance’ Super Bowl Commercial Sings of Wins Over Cable

Is T-Mobile Internet really better than cable internet? We compare the two.

Jason Momoa joined Scrubs stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison to praise T-Mobile’s many advantages over cable internet in a charming Super Bowl commercial that pays homage to the 1983 movie Flashdance. Honestly, we love seeing the JD/Turk bromance thriving, and you can’t deny Momoa’s vocal chops. Flashdance star Jennifer Beals even makes a cameo.

In the Super Bowl commercial shown above—which has racked up 30 million views on YouTube since it first aired—a disappointed Momoa is forced to cancel his party due to waiting on a cable internet technician. Partygoers Braff and Faison immediately drop their chicken wings to save the day with T-Mobile’s plug-and-play home internet.

But is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet really better than cable internet? Let’s take a closer look.

Cable vs. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: A brief glance

Cable internet has long been the nation’s primary broadband workhorse, but many cable providers are unpopular with customers due to poor customer service, hidden fees, data caps, wonky reliability, and lousy installation experiences.

T-Mobile’s relatively new 5G Home Internet product, on the other hand, does away with many of these age-old annoyances. There’s no worrying about megabits per second, inflating rates, and mystery charges thanks to all-inclusive pricing, unlimited data, and the easiest onboarding and plan maintenance in the business—all without making you sign a contract.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is an autopilot wire-free service that simply works right out of the box.

T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet: Plan details

PackagePriceSpeedView on provider site
T-Mobile Home Internet
  • $40.00/mo. with a Go5G Next, Go5G Plus, or Magenta® MAX phone plan*
  • $50.00/mo. with any Voice plan*
  • 72–245Mbps

    One thing that’s a little different about T-Mobile is its single streamlined internet plan. While it may seem a bit limiting, T-Mobile’s one-size-fits-all approach works for a wide range of customers. The monthly rate is affordable enough for budget-focused customers, and there’s also no extra cost for installation—much better than the typical $100 cable installation fee (and no waiting forever on the cable guy).

    With internet speed, it’s not about having more—it’s about having enough. Once you have enough bandwidth to cover your needs with a little extra headroom for traffic-heavy days, you don’t see any benefit from adding more speed (and dollars) onto your internet plan. For most households, T-Mobile’s 245Mbps max speed is just right.

    Lastly, provided your home has decent 5G reception, we wouldn’t worry too much about the lower end of T-Mobile’s advertised 72–245Mbps speed range. In our T-Mobile home test, we found that T-Mobile’s home internet service often operates near the top and even beyond its advertised max speed.

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    No cables or appointments with T-Mobile

    Running on the same wireless network as its mobile service, T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet service avoids many of the traditional ISP woes with a completely wireless setup—no cables required.

    T-Mobile’s installation is absurdly easy. Rather than wait on an expensive installation, you do a quick self-install with a little help from the T-Mobile Internet app. The whole process takes about 15 minutes. We go over everything in detail in our T-Mobile 5G Home Internet install guide.

    T-Mobile gets ridiculously good customer feedback

    T-Mobile dominated our 2023 customer satisfaction survey—the first year it was included as a national provider. Out of the thousands of internet customers we surveyed, T-Mobile customers gave the highest ratings among national providers by far.

    T-Mobile stood out most when customers were asked about their pricing. With the highest price satisfaction ratings we’ve ever seen for a national provider, the data tells us T-Mobile customers feel like they get a lot for their money.

    No stress policies

    T-Mobile pairs its wireless tech with customer-friendly policies resulting in super easy Wi-Fi. The first of these is T-Mobile’s no-nonsense pricing. You get everything you need: fast speeds, unlimited data, a wireless gateway… the whole nine. This is where cable ISPs usually toss in a bill inflator or two (or three): A rental charge here, a data fee there. It can add up quickly, but not with T-Mobile. You also get an unusually generous price hike policy, which offers to pay your final bill if you cancel service due to a price hike.

    Next, T-Mobile doesn’t require any term contract, meaning you can cancel service at any time with no penalty. And finally, T-Mobile’s unlimited data deserves its own mention, as it’s a simple but important part of stress-free internet service. Cable ISPs typically charge around $30 for unlimited data, while overage fees can total up to $100 per month if you exceed your data cap.

    Is T-Mobile 5G Home Internet available where you live?

    It should! T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is offered to more than 40 million homes nationwide. Enter your zip code below to see if it’s available in your area.

    Final call: Should you get T-Mobile 5G Home Internet over cable internet?

    At, we have an entire team of internet experts whose sole focus is helping people compare internet plans and providers, so we think we’re pretty qualified to answer that question.

    That said, T-Mobile’s tech and policies are unquestionably more convenient than the competition. And with the highest price satisfaction scores in the game, there’s no doubt that T-Mobile gives you a good deal. All that’s left to consider are the speeds.

    Do you need internet speeds faster than 245Mbps? In the age of gigabit connections, 245Mbps may not seem like a lot, but for most of us, it’s more than enough. For some perspective, that’s enough internet speed for four simultaneous 4K video streams with more than half of your bandwidth in reserve for other tasks.

    For the majority of Americans, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is an excellent alternative to cable or even fiber internet. You’ll get back the time and money wasted on archaic internet installation and upcharges while still maintaining a fast, reliable, and convenient internet service for your home. Plus, T-Mobile offers a 14-day money-back guarantee, so there’s no risk in giving it a try.


    Author -

    Austin worked as a broadband technician installing and troubleshooting countless home internet networks for some of the largest ISPs in the U.S. He became a freelance writer in 2020 specializing in software guides. After graduating with a BS in technical communication from Arizona State University, he joined the team at where he focuses on home network improvement and troubleshooting.

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