Friday, 16 November, 2018


Mobile's new unlimited plan drops perks, offers basics for discount

Mobile's new unlimited plan drops perks, offers basics for discount Mobile's new unlimited plan drops perks, offers basics for discount
Melba Vasquez | 09 August, 2018, 19:11

The Essentials plan will cost $30 per line for a family of four - $10 less than T-Mobile One.

T-Mobile revealed most of the details of Essentials, but the basics are that it's supposed to be a plan that only includes unlimited talk, text, and data.

T-Mobile Essentials will also slow data speeds for customers who use more than 50GB of data (for all users) per month when they're in congested network areas. All of those prices are based on signing up for autopay which saves $5 per line. For one line of service, Sprint's cheapest unlimited option, Unlimited Basic, costs $60 for one line. You also get unlimited mobile hotspot at 3G speeds, or you can pay an additional $10/month for 4G LTE speeds.

It's not often that T-Mobile introduces a whole new rate plan, but today that's exactly what the carrier has done. If not, and you don't ever go to Canada or Mexico, then I'm not sure why you wouldn't downgrade to this new Essentials plan. The plan lacks any fancy add-ons like global data access or unlimited mobile hotspot, and instead focuses on what most people care strongly about. They've got Above Unlimited, Unlimited Plus, Beyond Unlimited, Unlimited and More... T-Mobile commissioned a survey in which "a whopping 86 percent of respondents "it is wrong for the price on your monthly wireless bill to be more than the advertised price" and said "wireless carriers should include taxes and fees in the prices they advertise", T-Mobile crowed in its press release". In T-Mobile's home state of Washington, the combined federal, state, and local rate is 25.6%, which is enough to bring a single line of T-Mobile Essentials to $75. More information about T-Mobile Essentials is available right here. "T-Mobile Essentials is a plan for people who predominantly use their phone domestically", the carrier says, pointing frequent travelers in the direction of T-Mobile ONE instead. If you want to take advantage of the cheap pricing, you'll need to enroll in autopay. It starts at $40 per line with taxes and fees included for a family for four with autopay.

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