Mobile family plans now include Netflix for free

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If you're on one of T-Mobile's unlimited family plans, it's your lucky day. T-Mobile is essentially reselling Netflix, so customers will see a charge and a credit for $10 a month for the subscription.

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For those wondering which Netflix subscription they will be getting as a part of this Free Netflix offer, the answer is Netflix Standard.

'If you're an existing customer, use the T-Mobile app, visit MyT-Mobile.com, a retail store, or call Customer Care to activate.

The subscriptions will work just like video plans purchased directly from Netflix, so you can watch on any Netflix-compatible device.

According to a company press release, "T-Mobile One" family plans with two or more lines now include a complimentary Netflix membership.

Variety is also reporting T-Mobile's president and CEO Michael Legere said Netflix and T-Mobile have an "exclusive, long-term relationship and partnership". The company says it will cover the cost of Netflix for those who already subscribe to the streaming service.

Nevertheless, the promotion is likely to give at least some lift to Netflix's US subscriber figures. The existing high speed LTE customers will also consume more data for enjoying the free Netflix.

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Two years ago, it stopped counting most video streams against its data plans.

The development will assist T-Mobile to take on established telecom operators such as Verizon and AT&T in the United States wireless market. Streaming Netflix videos in standard definition won't result in additional costs to customers on these plans. "Give more to you without asking more from you".

Netflix, Inc. shares were trading at $176.93 per share on Wednesday afternoon, up $2.41 (+1.38%).

T-Mobile is running an all-day contest on Twitter tomorrow with prizes to promote the new offering. He lambasted AT&T's deal to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion in 2015 and offer its own streaming service, DirectTV Now.

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