Optimum is an old-school cable internet service provider that many people in the Northeast are familiar with. But T-Mobile has thrown its hat into the ring by offering 5G home internet. So, which is better? The answer depends on what you want.
Optimum offers a variety of relatively traditional plans with low prices and high speeds and decent internet service discounts when you add a mobile plan. It’s great for large families, gamers, work-from-homers, and others who need a lot of bandwidth. And for December until January 7th, Optimum offers discounts on all its internet plans and a two-year price lock.*
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet has just one plan that gives you decent speeds, and the service is very easy to set up, even in more rural areas where it's hard to get wired internet. Plus, the company has exceptional customer service (Optimum, not so much).
Read on for an in-depth comparison of these two internet service providers (ISP), including prices, plans, availability, and customer service.