Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
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Mobile rolls out cheaper tier of unlimited service

On August 10, T-Mobile will released the T-Mobile Essentials plans with a starting price of $60/mo for a single line.

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily.

In brief: T-Mobile's new unlimited plan could be an attractive offer for some but be wary of the details - taxes and fees aren't rolled in and you'll be the first to be throttled during times of network congestion.

It's not often that T-Mobile introduces a whole new rate plan, but today that's exactly what the carrier has done. Customers will receive unlimited talk, text, and data, as well as unlimited 3G mobile hotspot data, 2G data in Canada and Mexico, and T-Mobile's free texting and low-rate calling in over 210 countries. You'll need to get a credit approval to sign up.

What won't you get with T-Mobile Essentials?

As for mobile hotspot use, that's also included, though not at the same sort of speeds as T-Mobile ONE customers might experience. Also, despite being advertized as an unlimited plan, throttling still hits after you pass over 50GB of used data in a month.

What do you think about this new offering from T-Mobile? If you don't choose autopay, the prices are $5 more expensive per line per month. This one costs less than the others, but also offers less. A $5 24-hour Global Pass will give 512MB of up to 4G LTE data plus unlimited calling in Mexico, Canada, and other worldwide destinations. The add-on now offers 10GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data, but that'll be bumped up to 20GB starting August 10th.

Having more options is always a good thing, and that's what T-Mobile Essentials gives T-Mo customers. Each line after that, for a total of up to six lines, costs $15 per month.

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