T-Mobile Puts Its Cheapest Family Plan on Sale for Summer
T-Mobile is temporarily offering lower prices for accounts with four to six lines on its Essentials plan. Normally $30/month/line, families and small businesses with four lines can now sign up for the Essentials plan for just $25/month/line. Adding a fifth or sixth line is just $20/month/line. Unlike T-Mobile's pricier Magenta plans, Essentials plan rates do not include taxes and fees. The Essentials plan does include 5G data, but limits data speeds during network congestion (giving Magenta-plan customers priority), limits mobile hotspot use to 3G speeds, limits data in Canada and Mexico to 2G speed, and does not include data roaming for other countries. Nor does Essentials include perks like Netflix and Gogo, although it does include T-Mobile Tuesdays.
Aug 17, 2020
Verizon has tweaked its unlimited plans to include more value at the same prices. The Just Kids plan now includes unlimited 4G data instead of a set 5GB.
Nov 15, 2018
AT&T plans to cease offering AT&T Smart Limits, a service that allows parents to control their kids' phones, on November 26. Smart Limits will no longer be available after that date.
Aug 6, 2018
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.
Sep 5, 2019
T-Mobile has a new set of "Unlimited 55" plans for customers who are at least 55 years of age. The plans come in three tiers just like its plans for everyone else, and include the same benefits at each tier, they simply cost around 40% less.