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T-Mobile Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

Aug. 22, 2019
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T-Mobile has two prepaid plans: an unlimited option and a 10GB plan. Their pay-as-you-go and tourist plans still exist, but are now offered via Ultra Mobile. T-Mobile is hoping to merge with Sprint, but the deal still has several hurdles to clear. Until then, it’s business as usual for T-Mobile prepaid customers.

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AT A Glance

  • Notables: Unlimited music streaming on some plans; unlimited data prepaid plan with 3G hot spot ability
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T-Mobile prepaid plans

Monthly plans

T-Mobile monthly prepaid plans operate a lot like a traditional plan, except without the credit check. Multi-line discounts are available with both monthly prepaid plans.

  • 10GB: $40 per month
  • Unlimited: $50 per month

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Plans via ultra mobile

Tourist plan ($30 for three weeks): This prepaid plan includes 1,000 minutes to use in the U.S., plus unlimited text messaging and 2GB of high-speed data. The plan is good for 21 days and can’t be refilled or extended. You need a compatible phone to active this plan.

Pay-as-you-go plan ($3 per month): This prepaid plan includes any combination of 30 minutes and texts, sent or received. It does not include data, but the feature can be added to smartphones. High-speed data packages are $5 per day for 500 megabytes or $10 per week for 1GB. Calls and texts beyond the 30 included in the plan cost 10 cents each.

How T-Mobile prepaid plans compare on price

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Google Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
AT&T Prepaid$35 (2GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile$10 (1GB)

$15 (2GB)
$25 (5GB)$35 (10GB)

$45 (15GB)
Cricket Wireless
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$55
Google Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10$20 (2GB)$35 (5GB)$40 (10GB)
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)

$90 (15GB)
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (5GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid$40 (10GB)$50
Ting$10 (talk and text)$25 (5GB)$45 (with 12GB of hotspot)

$60 (with 30GB of hotspot)
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$35 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$50 (15GB)$65
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