One of the best perks of being a T-Mobile user is the fact that the carrier will actually foot the bill for your Netflix subscription. By taking advantage of Netflix on Us, customers have saved a lot of money on subscriptions, especially seeing how Netflix seems to increase the price of its subscription tiers every few months or so. The latest price hike for Netflix is finally here, and T-Mobile wants to assure you that it’ll still pay for your subscription. There are some caveats you should be aware of now, though.
First, the news. T-Mobile has quietly updated its support page for its Netflix on Us promotion, adding a small line talking about the newest price hikes:
On October 18, 2023 Netflix announced pricing changes for its plans. The good news is that there are no changes for T-Mobile customers. For eligible customers, it’s still On Us!
Basically, if you’re a T-Mobile user, what this means in layman’s terms is that if you were previously eligible for the promotion, you still are, even after the price hikes. You can get Netflix’s basic tier, which gives you one screen, if you maintain one qualifying Magenta Max line or 2+ qualifying Magenta lines, or you can get Netflix’s standard tier, with two screens, if you keep 2+ qualifying Magenta Max lines in good standing.
There is one important issue here that we need to highlight, however. Netflix’s premium tier increased to $22.99, but the standard tier remains the same price, at $15.49 a month. Nothing will change for you if you’re using the standard tier, but the standard plan cost is still the maximum T-Mobile is willing to cover (or “Basic” if you’re on one of those plans).
If you happen to be one of those who choose the higher-end plan (premium) and have T-Mobile pay the cost of standard and bill you the difference, you’re actually in for a $3 price hike.
It’s a bit of a bummer, given that if you took advantage of the promotion this way, you were actually just billed $4.50 a month for Netflix, a price that would now increase to $7.50. You can also choose to drop down to the standard tier if you feel like this is too much — this one shouldn’t change as long as the promotion is still live, and it might even be cheaper for you.