Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Mobile Introduces $30 Essentials Plan For The Basics

Mobile Introduces $30 Essentials Plan For The Basics

T-Mobile this Friday will start offering a cheaper version of its unlimited plan, dubbed T-Mobile Essentials, priced at four lines for $120.

The new Essentials plan is still unlimited like T-Mobile ONE only it doesnt offer a couple of the carrier's perks.

Essentials customers are subject to the same fair use limit of possible throttling after using over 50 GB per month, and may also see speeds reduced if in congested areas. For $60 per month for one line, $90 for two or $120 for four, you get unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data. Each line after that, for a total of up to six lines, costs $15 per month.

How does this differ from T-Mobile ONE? It offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data. For $10 more, users get 1080p video and 10 GB of hotspot data before dropping to 3G.

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T-Mobile's Essential plan sits below the carrier's "One" plan that includes a Netflix subscription with two or more lines of service, Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi, global roaming and other goodies. As mentioned. Netflix is included with both plans. 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.

T-Mobile's LTE network has tripled in size over the last three years and now reaches almost every American!

"The Un-carrier wants to make it easy", CEO John Legere said in a press release. The carrier's other plans cost more, but have more features. More information about T-Mobile Essentials is available right here. How much you pay in tax will vary wildly from state to state, but an analysis from the Tax Foundation in 2017 suggests that the nationwide average is 18.46 percent. If you just want a plan for your smartphone and don't need extras like Netflix or add-ons for heavy worldwide usage, the new T-Mobile Essentials plan can help you save a little cash each month. Taxes and fees are also not included in that rate.

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