T-Mobile 'Essentials' Plan Covers the Basics at a Lower Price
T-Mobile today announced T-Mobile Essentials, a low-cost plan that drops many of T-Mobile's extra services and focuses on the basics. T-Mobile Essentials offers unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data for $60 per month for one line. The second line costs $30 per month, and lines three through six are $15 each. A family of four can score T-Mobile Essentials for $120 per month (before taxes and fees), or an average cost of $30 per line. These prices require autopay, otherwise each line is $5 more per month. The Essentials plan does not include mobile hotspot, international roaming, or Netflix. Subscribers to the Essentials plan will experience 480p video streaming, and may see data speeds slow down when the network is congested. The Essentials plan will be available starting August 10. The T-Mobile One and T-Mobile One Plus plans are still available. These add features, such as mobile hotspot, at a higher monthly cost.
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