Can check the status of wireless bill directly from the phone
Calls to other phones from the same carrier are free
Free domestic long distance
No roaming charges in the United States
Free nights and weekends
Good for international usage
About this Cell Phone Plan
The T-Mobile Essentials Plan is cell phone plan meant for individuals or families and offered by T-Mobile. The plan offers customers unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited 4G LTE data (which may be slowed after 50GB of usage per month). The T-Mobile Essentials Plan is a no contract plan.
The T-Mobile Essentials Plan includes:
Unlimited nationwide calls
Unlimited texting both in the United States and internationally in over 200 countries worldwide
Unlimited data in the United States, and unlimited 2G data in Mexico and Canada
Video streamed at DVD quality (480p)
Unlimited Mobile Hotspot
This plan includes unlimited mobile hotspot at 3G speeds. 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot per month available for $10/month.
T-Mobile Essentials for Family
This plan is great for an individual, but it's also great for families. Each line on the account gets unlimited talk, text, and data.
Line 1: $60 per month with AutoPay
Line 2: $30 per month with AutoPay
Line 3 to 6: $15 per month with AutoPay
Add $5 per month per line if AutoPay is not turned on.
There are several options for customers to bring their own phone or purchase a phone from T-Mobile for this plan:
Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP). Customers can bring their own T-Mobile/GSM compatible phone, as long as it is unlocked.
Buy a Phone Outright. Customers can buy a new or used phone from T-Mobile with one upfront payment.
Monthly Installments. Customers can pay off their phone over 24 months with an equipment installment plan (credit check required, only available to well-qualified buyers). In some cases, a down payment may be required. If the customer cancels wireless service, then the remaining balance on the phone becomes due. 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified buyers, credit check required. Plus taxes and fees. Qualifying service required.
T-Mobile offers a program called JUMP! that allows customers to upgrade to a new smartphone whenever they want with no limits on upgrades and no waiting periods. JUMP! is optional and costs either $9 or $12 per month based on the 'Tier' of the customer's phone. Customers can upgrade at anytime after they are enrolled by paying 50% of their device cost to become eligible for upgrades and trade in, and then purchasing a new device with monthly installments at the same pricing as a new customer would. JUMP! also includes Premium Handset Protection and Mobile Security.
T-Mobile JUMP! On Demand
T-Mobile also offers a leasing program called JUMP! On Demand that allows customers to upgrade to a new smartphone once every 30 days. Customers can upgrade for $0 down and pay no sales tax if they have qualifying credit, and then pay for the phone over monthly payments after that. To upgrade, customers just need to bring in their current phone, demonstrate that it still in good working condition, and then get their new phone. If the customer cancels their plan, the remaining balance becomes due and the working device must be returned.
Unlimited Data in Mexico and Canada
This plan offers unlimited 2G data in Mexico and Canada.
Texting Around the World
This plan offers unlimited texting in over 200 countries around the world at no additional charge. Calls are 25 cents/minute.
T-Mobile JUMP! On Demand customers who are unhappy for any reason can trade in their device and T-Mobile will give them a refund in the first month, or unlock their device at no cost, in addition to refunding a full month of service.
WiFi Calling and Texting
T-Mobile offers the ability to make calls or send text messages over WiFi anywhere in the world.
When customers pay on-time for 12 consecutive months, they can get a new device for $0 down, without a credit check.
This plan also includes the following features:
Visual voice mail
Cost Breakdown in Detail
*Other fees based on usage may apply, including early termination fees and a one time activation fee of $0.00.
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