T‑Mobile MONEY Launches in Puerto Rico

January 17, 2020
T-Mobile is launching T-Mobile MONEY in Puerto Rico: a no-fee, interest-earning, mobile-first checking account that anyone can open and manage right from their smartphone.


T-Mobile is the first and only wireless company in Puerto Rico to offer a digital-first banking experience

As more and more Americans manage their money on their smartphones, the Un-carrier steps up with new No-Account-Fee, Interest-Earning, Mobile-First Checking Account

What’s the news

T-Mobile is launching T-Mobile MONEY in Puerto Rico: a no-account-fee, interest-earning, mobile-first checking account. Earn as much as 4.00% APY! 

Why it matters

Americans paid $36 billion in account maintenance fees in 2018. That’s not even counting all the other fees banks charge. And consumers earned next to zero interest on their account balances. T-Mobile MONEY changes the game.

Who it’s for

Anyone who is tired of bank fees and wants to keep more of their money and grow it faster.

Another consumer pain point: tackled. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) launched T-Mobile MONEY in Puerto Rico. T-Mobile MONEY is a no-account-fee, interest-earning, mobile-first checking account that anyone can open and manage right from their smartphone. With T-Mobile MONEY, T-Mobile postpaid customers can earn an industry-leading 4.00% Annual Percentage Yield (APY)i on balances up to $3,000 — 80 times higher than the average U.S. checking account interest rate¹ — and 1.00% APY on every dollar over that! Plus avoid all those big bank overdraft and account fees. And everyone else — even Verizon and AT&T customers — can score 1.00% APY i on all balances.

“T-Mobile recently launched the first and only 5G network in Puerto Rico, with coverage in areas of all 78 municipalities across the Island including Vieques and Culebra … and now with T-Mobile MONEY, the Un-carrier is the first wireless company to bring digital banking to Puerto Rico,” said Jorge Martel, Vice President and General Manager of T-Mobile Puerto Rico. “T-Mobile’s continued investment in Puerto Rico creates opportunities that foster the Island’s socioeconomic development. We are committed to our customers and to bringing technology and innovation to Puerto Rico."

Keep More, Earn More

Big banks are built on fees. In 2018, Americans paid $36 billion … in account maintenance fees alone!² And that’s just one kind of fee. With T-Mobile MONEY, there are no account or overdraft fees, no fees at over 55,000 in-network Allpoint® ATMs ii in the U.S. and abroad and no fees from T-Mobile MONEY for using out-of-network ATMs. Also, no minimum balance requirement!

And, you’ll earn more interest on your money, too. A lot more. T-Mobile postpaid customers can get 4.00% APY i on balances up to $3,000 and 1.00% APY on every dollar over $3,000 when they sign up with their T-Mobile ID and deposit at least $200 each month. Everyone else scores 1.00% APY on all balances. And T-Mobile postpaid customers can also receive Got Your Back overdraft protection iii when they sign up for T-Mobile MONEY. So when the unplanned happens, T-Mobile customers can go in the red, up to $50, without penalty — they just need to bring the account back to a positive balance within 30 days to continue using Got Your Back.

 

Banking Built for Mobile

Consumers are outgrowing traditional banks — 7 out of 10 consumers bank digitally³, and smartphones are the fastest growing digital platform.⁴ Yet less than half of traditional banks say they have a digital strategy⁵, and only 13% believe their core systems can keep up with digital innovation.⁶

T-Mobile MONEY is mobile-first, and customers can manage their checking account right from the app — make mobile check deposits, set up direct deposit, pay bills, send a check, pay with a mobile wallet such as Google Pay and Samsung Pay, transfer money and even make payments person to person. The app offers biometric security with fingerprint and Face ID login, account alerts and debit card disabling. Customers can get 24/7 bi-lingual customer service and support with T-Mobile MONEY Specialists.

T-Mobile MONEY also comes with a Mastercard® debit card you can use at more than 55,000 Allpoint ATMs in the U.S. and abroad — more ATMs than Bank of America, Chase or Wells Fargo⁷— and customers can use the T-Mobile MONEY app or website to locate the closest ATM. Plus, the T-Mobile MONEY Mastercard offers Mastercard Zero Liability Protection.

T-Mobile MONEY is created in partnership with BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank (Member FDIC). T-Mobile MONEY accounts are held at BankMobile and deposits are FDIC-insured up to $250,000.

 

Get T-Mobile MONEY

To sign up directly from a smartphone, just download the T-Mobile MONEY app from the Google Play Store for Android 5.1 or later or Apple App Store for iOS 10.3 or later (or use T-Mobile MONEY online at www.t-mobilemoney.com). For personal support, customers can also sign up in any T-Mobile retail store. T-Mobile customers can dial **MONEY from their T-Mobile device. Residents of the 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico of legal age with a social security number can open an individual account — you do not need to be a T-Mobile customer.

For more information, visit: www.t-mobilemoney.com. For more information on T-Mobile in Puerto Rico, visit www.t-mobilepr.com and follow T-Mobile Puerto Rico on Facebook.

 

[1] Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Jan 2020
[2] Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2019
[3] ABA/Monitoring Consult, Sept.2018
[4] PwC’s Digital Banking Consumer Survey, 2018
[5] Boston Consulting Group Global Corporate Banking, 2018
[6] The Financial Brand, 2018
[7] According to bank websites

i How APY works and what it means for you: As a T-Mobile MONEY customer you earn 4.00% annual percentage yield (APY) on balances up to and including $3,000 in your Checking account each calendar month when: 1) you are enrolled in a qualifying T-Mobile wireless plan; 2) you have registered for perks with your T-Mobile ID; and 3) you have deposited at least $200 in qualifying deposits to your Checking account within the current calendar month. Promotional deposits are not eligible toward the $200 in deposits. If you meet this deposit requirement in a given month, we will pay you this benefit in the subsequent month as an added value provided all other requirements are met. This added value is subject to change. Balances above $3,000 in the Checking account earn 1.00% APY. The APY for this tier will range from 4.00% to 2.79% depending on the balance in the account (calculation based on a $5,000 average daily balance). Customers who do not qualify for the 4.00% APY will earn 1.00% APY on all Checking account balances for any month(s) in which they do not meet the requirements listed above. APYs are accurate as of 1/17/20 but may change at any time at our discretion. Fees may reduce earnings. For more information, see Account Disclosures / Terms and Conditions or go to our FAQs.

ii May incur fees from ATM providers when using out-of-network ATMs or international ATMs and from Mastercard when making foreign transactions.

iii Available to T-Mobile wireless customers with a line on an eligible postpaid plan only. The T-Mobile postpaid customer must make $200 in customer-initiated deposits in a single month into their T-Mobile MONEY Checking account. The $200 can be either done as one deposit or in multiple deposits during a calendar month. Promotional deposits will not count towards this deposit requirement.

A 600 MHz 5G capable device will be able to access T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network. 5G is still developing, not all devices & signals are compatible. Coverage not available in some areas. While 5G access won’t require a certain plan or feature, some uses/services might. See Coverage details, Terms & Conditions, and Open Internet information for network management details (like video optimization) at T-Mobile.com.

About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 84.2 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

About BankMobile
Established in 2015, BankMobile is a division of Customers Bank and among the largest and fastest-growing mobile-first banking platforms in the U.S., offering checking and savings accounts, personal loans and credit cards. BankMobile, named the Most Innovative Bank by LendIt Fintech in 2019, provides an alternative banking experience to the traditional model. It is focused on technology, innovation, easy-to-use products and education with the mission of being “customer-obsessed” and creating “customers for life.” The disruptive, multi-partner distribution model, known as “Bank-as-a-Service” (BaaS), created by the executive team enables BankMobile to acquire customers at higher volumes and substantially lower expense than traditional banks. Its low-cost operating model enables it to provide low-cost banking services to low/middle-income Americans who have been left behind by the high-fee model of “traditional” banks. Today, BankMobile provides its BaaS platform to colleges and universities and currently serves over two million account-holders at nearly 800 campuses (covering one out of every three students in the U.S.). It is one of the Top 15 largest banks in the country, as measured by checking accounts. BankMobile is operating as the digital banking division of Customers Bank, which is a Federal Reserve regulated and FDIC-insured commercial bank. For more information, please visit: www.bankmobile.com.

About Customers Bank
Customers Bank (NYSE: CUBI) is a super-community bank with $9.8 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018, offering commercial and consumer banking services along the I-95 corridor from Washington, DC to Boston; and in Chicago. Commercial products include cash management; commercial and industrial loans; small business loans; SBA government-guaranteed loans; commercial and multi-family real estate loans; and financing for leasing businesses and residential developers.

Customers Bank provides consumer banking services including savings, checking, and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; residential mortgages; and consumer loans. Additional consumer products include “BankMobile Vibe online banking,” marketed by the BankMobile Division and “Ascent Money Market Savings,” marketed by the Customers Bank Digital Banking Division.

Customers Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve System with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Customers Bank is an equal opportunity lender. Customers Bank takes pride in delivering extremely high levels of customer service while charging comparatively very low fees; service that makes our clients say, “Wow.”

Commercial clients enjoy Single Point of Contact service with one team to handle all banking needs. Retail bank clients are afforded Concierge Banking® Services that brings banking to them, when and where they need it.

Customers Bank, with its headquarters located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, is a subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company. The voting common shares of Customers Bancorp, Inc. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CUBI. For more information, please visit: www.customersbank.com.