T-Mobile Essential plan debuts with unlimited basics

For those of you who don’t care about traveling outside of the US, or using mobile hotspots, consider T-Mobile’s latest rate plan, T-Mobile Essentials. Set to commence on August 10, the provider’s new ‘Essential’ offering is an unlimited plan with no frills.

Pricing starts at just $60 per month for the first line, provided you are set up on the automatic bill payment. A second line runs $30 per month; lines 3-6 cost just $15 per month.

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For the money, customers will get unlimited talk, text, and high speed data. It doesn’t come with Netflix, mobile hotspots, or any international features, so that’s what keeps the cost down.

As T-Mobile sees it, not all of its users need the frills and benefits of its One or One Plus plans. To that end, the new Essentials offering should suffice. Video streams are capped at 480p, or what’s commonly referred to as “DVD quality”.

The T-Mobile Essentials plan comes with unlimited mobile hotspot data at 3G speeds. For $10/month, subscribers can purchase 10GB of high-speed 4G LTE mobile hotspot data.

Customers who do not opt into the Autopay automatic option will pay $5 per line, per month.

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