Tuesday, June 1, 2021

T-Mobile Wireless Internet: Google Challenges

We are beginning our 4th month of living with T-Mobile Wireless Home Internet. We've had some 20-something visitors the past few weeks, and the lack of a data cap has been really helpful. However, the gateway seems to have difficulty in accessing various Google features. Most are minor problems, but one major one is the inability to access Gmail. Not all the time, but often enough to be a concern, and, what's even more disturbing, it may not connect right when you need it the most.

An example of a fatal error is when you are trying to log in to a secure or 2FA web site and suddenly your email does not work.  You're stuck. My son says he gets around it by logging out and then back in to the Wi-Fi.  My connection uses an ethernet cable. Unplugging or rebooting is not convenient.

Every ISP has its plusses and minuses and T-Mobile Wireless Internet is no exception. Each of our 3 home broadband services (not including our phones) have something we hate. You need to decide on your least offensive choice. I am hearing from users who are thrilled to have an alternative to their cable internet provider. They have already decided their most offensive choice.

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