Get free, unlimited T-Mobile service for three months
Kris Carlon / Android Authority
- A new feature called Network Pass gives new customers unlimited free T-Mobile service for three months.
- It used to be called Test Drive, which limited you to 30 days or 30 GB of data, whichever came first.
- Network Pass is available for any unlocked Android or iOS phone that supports eSIM.
One of the magical promises of eSIM technology is the ability to switch to a new carrier without needing to go to a store or even wait for a physical SIM card to arrive in the mail. Instead, you just have to use the electronic SIM card installed in your phone and switch between operators at will.
T-Mobile now lets us experience some of that reality. The company is rolling out a new feature called Network Pass which, incredibly, gives you free T-Mobile service for three months. It’s also an unlimited service, with no data caps outside of the usual 50GB throttling limit.
This offer is open to new subscribers only (obviously). You’ll need an unlocked eSIM-enabled Android or iOS phone, which is expected to be most flagships released in the past few years. Download the T-Mobile app on your phone and sign up for Network Pass there. Once you do, you’ll have three months to put T-Mobile’s service through its paces while still being able to fall back to your current service if needed.
As you might have guessed, the goal of this free service from T-Mobile is to convince you to switch. If you test it and find that it works just as well as your other more expensive service – and it already works on your phone – why not make the change permanent?
If that sounds familiar, that’s because T-Mobile has done it before. It used to have a program called Test Drive, which gave you a hotspot to test the network for 30 days or 30 GB of data, whichever came first. Network Pass is much better in that you have more time, unlimited data, and you don’t need a hotspot at all.