The plan will be available Friday and costs $60 for a single line, $30 for the second line and $15 per line for lines 3-6, plus taxes and fees with autopay. To get those prices, don't forget that you'll need to sign-up for autopay, otherwise the price is $5 higher per line. 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. Data is subject to throttling after you use 50GB and during times of congestion before those that pay for T-Mobile ONE or ONE Plus. The plan lacks any fancy add-ons like worldwide data access or unlimited mobile hotspot, and instead focuses on what most people care strongly about.
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What's not included in T-Mobile Essentials are features like free Netflix for family plans. The plan essentially is the least expensive of T-Mobile's three unlimited options, and the launch of the offering comes amid similar tiered-pricing strategies from the rest of the nation's wireless operators.
In return for a discounted price, Essentials customers lose the free Netflix that comes with the One plan, as well as the free high-speed roaming in Canada and Mexico, and the free low-speed roaming in most countries around the world. And "Customers using 50GB/mo. may notice further reduced speeds". And Verizon charges $80 for the first line of service on its cheapest "gounlimited" plan.More news: Manafort trial: Star witness testifies against ex-Trump aide
A quick note on those tax numbers: they're just rough estimates based off Tax Foundation data.
As for mobile hotspot use, that's also included, though not at the same sort of speeds as T-Mobile ONE customers might experience. For a family of 4, that would be $120/mo or $30 per line. Wireless companies (including T-Mobile, which was contacted for this article) don't provide any guidance on average taxes, given the vast difference in how the taxes and fees are calculated and applied in different states. If you add a 2nd line, that'll be an extra $30/mo. The other options debuted many months ago.More news: Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches