As a service provider that utilizes a GSM network, T-Mobile‘s Prepaid plans can be paired with pretty much any unlocked smartphone. Indeed, it’s a simple as purchasing a SIM card and picking the proper rate plan.
Given that T-Mobile was the first to move away from contracts, its Simply Prepaid plans are not all that different from its post-paid offerings. Specifically, you get a lot of the same benefits that come with its standard option. This means you get features such as Wi-Fi Calling, Data Maximizer, Music Unlimited, and mobile hotspot. Coverage in Mexico and Canada can be added for $5 per month.
- $40 per month: 3GB of 4G LTE data
- $50 per month: 5GB of 4G LTE data
- $60 per month: 10GB of 4G LTE data
T-Mobile Simply Prepaid gives customers access to the same T-Mobile’s network but without any strings attached. All of its plans offer unlimited talk, text, and data; speeds slow to 2G upon hitting the monthly data allotment.
T-Mobile Simple Choice Prepaid plans are slightly different and come with 2GB, 6GB, 10GB, and Unlimited data selections. Moreover, these plans include Data Stash, Binge On, and Music Freedom, meaning a lot of your data usage could be inconsequential to the allotment.
In addition to single line accounts, T-Mobile offers shared plans as well. The premise here is that you save money for each line you tie to the plan. As is the case with the individual options, you can get different tiers of data for different budgets, and each line receives its own allowance. As far as tiers go, there are 2GB, 6GB, 10GB, and Unlimited choices.
Last, but not least, T-Mobile also has a Pay As You Go route which starts at $3 per month. For the money, customers receive any combination of 30 minutes of talk or text messages. Additional talk and text is charged at a rate of ten cents per minute/message. For those who want to add some high-speed data, T-Mobile has $5 per day (500MB) and $10 per week (1GB) options.