T-Mobile is shutting down TVision Home, its IPTV cable service that utilized expertise from its 2017 acquisition of Layer3. The service will formally shut down on December thirtieth, 2020 at 3AM ET, in accordance with an FAQ on the T-Mobile web site.
TVision Home’s shutdown comes shortly after the November 1st launch of the firm’s new dwell TV streaming service — which, confusingly, additionally makes use of the TVision model. The new TVision works through an app that’s out there throughout many platforms and over a $50 4K Android TV dongle that’s offered by T-Mobile — a much more accessible method to entry content material than the TVision Home, which required a extra conventional set-top field. And whereas a TVision Home subscription value $90 monthly, the new TVision presents a quantity of extra reasonably priced bundles of channels, together with one which’s simply $10 monthly.
If you’re presently a subscriber to the TVision Home cable service, T-Mobile says your subscription shall be cancelled mechanically when the service shuts down at the end of December.
If you’ve been a subscriber for some time (November 1st or earlier), T-Mobile may even give you free entry to 2 TVision tiers by way of June thirtieth, 2021: the $60 monthly TVision Live Zone bundle, which primarily presents information and sports activities (together with entry to NFL CrimsonZone), and the $10 monthly TVision Vibe bundle, which has extra entertainment-focused channels corresponding to AMC, BET, HDTV, and Discovery. Current TVision Home subscribers may also get a 20 p.c low cost on sure T-Mobile wi-fi plans.
You ought to know that TVision is presently solely out there to T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers (not together with pre-paid clients), and it received’t be out there extra extensively till someday in 2021.