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T-Mobile users get one year of Quibi for free

Ahead of its launch on April 6, short-form streamer Quibi has announced a US distribution deal with T-Mobile to give a year’s free access to the service to qualifying customers.

A deal had previously been rumoured, but T-Mobile has confirmed a deal. In particular, customers must have two or more voice lines on Magenta and ONE plans or discounted first responder, military and Magenta Plus 55 plans. Similarly, small business customers with up to 12 lines also qualify.

This complements a deal previously announced by T-Mobile to give customers up to US$10.99 per month off a Netflix plan, with users able to take advantage of both benefits for the first year.

To get the free Quibi offer, applicable customers must sign up by July 7.

The operator first announced an agreement with Quibi in October, but no formal offers have emerged until today.

Still, it is the latest partnership between a major US mobile operator and a streaming company and echoes Disney’s distribution deal with Verizon. However, unlike the Disney deal, the fact that customers must have multiple lines active will limit the number of people who are actually able to sign up for the service.

It is the latest announcement for the Katzenberg-Whitman backed streamer since signing a content and marketing deal with Bell in Canada last month.

With the launch imminent, Quibi will also offer prospective customers a 90-day free trial of the service.

Tags: Quibi, T-Mobile