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Mobile Essentials is yet another take on affordable unlimited plans

09 August, 2018, 16:21 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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T-Mobile is making it a little easier for you to get service you want at an affordable rate. "The other guys got one thing right - some customers just want the basics, but the Carriers did it all wrong", said John Legere, CEO at T-Mobile. Unlike this wireless device provider's other unlimited plans, a Netflix subscription is not included. 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 pricing breaks down as follows: The first line on T-Mobile Essentials costs $60 per month, while the second costs $30.

One other tidbit in today's announcement is that T-Mobile is increasing the high-speed mobile hotspot allotment included with T-Mobile One Plus. Tethering at max 3G speeds. T-Mobile Essentials is designed for those who say they just want the basics: unlimited talk, text and smartphone data in the US - all at the industry's best price, only $30 per line for a family of four with autopay. The new Plus plan will run an extra $10 per line for family plans or $15 for a single line.


Currently, we dont know if T-Mobile Tuesdays and Music Freedom would be limited to T-Mobile ONE plans from now on.

Is it is really stupid simple now? T-Mobile just made its selection of plans more confusing by introducing Essentials, bringing the total number of plans up to three (Essentials, ONE and ONE Plus). 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.

There will be some extras available for the T-Mobile Essentials plan for customers who need them. 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. 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. So lets say those taxes and fees add up to $6. The Essentials plan is created to save the carrier money and confuse customers in the process. Is T-Mobile still the UnCarrier? Or has the Sprint merger done something to change that?

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