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T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans

Feb. 17, 2017
Cell Phones, Utilities
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T-Mobile primary plan — T-Mobile One — includes unlimited data for $75 per month. Its network is fast and reliable in urban areas, but it lags behind other carriers in national and state-level network tests, according to an annual report by RootMetrics.

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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $75 for unlimited data.
  • Notable: Unlimited mobile hot spot usage at 3G speeds; excellent international roaming perks
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T-Mobile cell phone plans

T-Mobile One

T-Mobile’s flagship plan includes unlimited calls, texts and high-speed data, plus unlimited hot spot data at 3G speeds. Video streaming is limited to standard definition (480p). International perks include: unlimited texting and 2G data speeds in over 140 countries, with inexpensive calling rates.

T-Mobile includes an autopay discount of $5 per month per line in its advertised price. If you don’t opt for autopay, you won’t get the discount. The prices listed below don’t include that discount:

  • Line 1: $75 per month
  • Line 2: $55 per month
  • Lines 3-8: $25 per month

T-Mobile One Military

T-Mobile offers a discounted plan to military service members, veterans and their families. T-Mobile One Military starts at $60 for one line, before autopay discount.

Unlimited 55+

Customer’s over the age of 55 can get two lines of unlimited service for $80 per month; $70 if you opt for automatic payments.

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T-Mobile One Plus

If you upgrade to T-Mobile One Plus for $15 more per line, per month, you get some extra perks:

  • Unlimited HD video streaming
  • 20GB of mobile hot spot data at 4G LTE speeds
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi on flights with Gogo Wi-Fi
  • Faster international data speeds

» MORE: T-Mobile family cell phone plans

T-Mobile prepaid plans

T-Mobile One is available without a contract or credit check via T-Mobile’s prepaid service. The carrier also a short-term prepaid option for tourists visiting the United States, as well as more traditional prepaid plans, including it’s monthly and pay-as-you-go plans. Learn more about T-Mobile’s prepaid plans.

T-Mobile unlimited plan: How it compares on price

T-Mobile One’s price includes taxes and fees, but add-ons such as insurance or device payments are still assessed. The prices listed below don’t include discounts for automatic payments, which are available on some plans.

Monthly price comparison1 line2 lines3 lines4 lines
*Restricted LTE data download speeds.
U.S. Cellular$75$140$180$200
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