T-Mobile Essentials does without the usual add-ons of worldwide data access, unlimited mobile hotspot, and other features, in the name of keeping the price down every month.
The new T-Mobile Essentials will provide unlimited talk, text, and data (with speed caps after 50 GB of usage in a month) for just $60 per month for a single user or $30 per line per month for a family of four.
T-Mobile said the plan offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data. To get those prices, don't forget that you'll need to sign-up for autopay, otherwise the price is $5 higher per line. Also, despite being advertized as an unlimited plan, throttling still hits after you pass over 50GB of used data in a month.More news: The Flash Suit Leak: Grant Gustin's Response - New Season 5 Costume
The return of unlimited data plans has been both a blessing and a curse for customers. Essentials includes unlimited mobile hotspot use, but capped at 3G speeds.
Currently, we dont know if T-Mobile Tuesdays and Music Freedom would be limited to T-Mobile ONE plans from now on. It does get a bump in tethering data, though: 20GB of hotspot per month instead of just 10GB, now the T-Mobile ONE plan has 10GB included.
The plan is a viable option for those who are looking to save money on their phone bill and don't need or want Netflix and the global data. If you add a 2nd line, that'll be an extra $30/mo. 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. 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". The Essentials plan is created to save the carrier money and confuse customers in the process.More news: Climate risks entering state of irreversible 'hothouse' conditions
T-Mobile One Plus International, finally, is also an upgrade over ONE. It starts at $40 per line with taxes and fees included for a family for four with autopay.
T-Mobile says that its new Essentials plan will launch on August 10. Additionally, T-Mobile One includes taxes and fees in the price, while T-Mobile Essentials charges taxes and fees separately from the per-user rate.More news: Tottenham make £25m bid to sign 22-year-old