iPhone owners can now test out T-Mobile's network with their own phone

Iphone 12 5g
Iphone 12 5g (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • T-Mobile has announced the T-Mobile Network Test Drive app.
  • The app allows iPhone owners with eSIM to test out the company's network with their existing device.

T-Mobile is utilizing eSIM technology to entice users to join its network.

As reported by Light Reading, the company has posted a new support document on its website announcing a new iOS app called T-Mobile Network Test Drive. The new app allows users with an eSIM-capable iPhone to test out their network with their existing phone.

T-Mobile says that the iPhone must be unlocked and that users who sign up for the program will get 30 days or 30GB of high-speed data.

The T-Mobile Network Test Drive app is an iOS only based app that gives potential customers using a compatible unlocked iPhone the option to test our amazing network out before joining. T-Mobile Network Test Drive offers you up to 30 days or 30GB of high-speed data along with unlimited talk and text for free, all while keeping your current carrier and phone number. This gives you the ability to try our network on your iPhone, risk free.

The company also posted a video to YouTube announcing the new program.

iPhone users can now try out T-Mobile's Network for free for 30 days or 30 GB of data – whichever comes first. We've just launched a new T-Mobile Network Test Drive App where you can use T-Mobile's Nationwide network and your current network, at the same time.

T-Mobile has boasted a test drive program for years now but it has required the company to lend out a loaner phone for would-be customers to test. With the benefits of eSIM, the company can offer the same program and customers can test things out on the phone they already own. It's a great idea and one that could get more people to test out the company's service since the barrier to entry just got so much smoother.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 lineup this fall, which will continue to support eSIM technology. If you're not into post-paid plans, check out our list of the Best Prepaid iPhone Plans in the U.S. in 2021

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.