Finally, T-Mobile dropped a cheaper plan for the users that only offers the basic needs of the phone users. After being silent for a long time, the network carrier finally introduced its new plan. The company names its new plan, the ‘T-Mobile Essential’, and the name really represents what it sells. The new plan comes at very cheap rates comparing to other existing plans of the company and offers only the basic services to the users. Besides, the company has made some cutbacks in the features to make the plan cheaper.
The T-Mobile Essential plan costs $60 for one month, $90 for two months and $120 for four months. Under the plan, you will be getting unlimited call, text and 4G LTE data that can be availed up to six lines. However, the four lines are included in the plan, but for the additional two lines, you will be charged $15 on each line per month. Moreover, the plan doesn't offer any perks like T-Mobile's other plans. There is no facility of additional Netflix bundle and only 2G slow data connectivity available in Canada and Mexico.
Along with this, there is no free data given in the plan for the travelers going abroad. For those users who want to share the internet by turning their phones into a Wifi Hotspot the plan offers on 3G data for this feature. However, the users will get the access to T-Mobile Tuesday app that offers weekly deals and discounts including movies on rentals and much more. But, if you still want the HD-video calling and 4G hotspot sharing data you need to buy the ‘T-Mobile One Plus’ plan. If you have a plan with multiple lines that will cost you $20 additional for each line per month.
T-Mobile launched this plan to compete against the Verizon and AT&T cheaper plans available in the market. However, the cheapest plans offered by both the rivals cost $40 and also includes the HD video calling and limited digital TV services. T-Mobile Essential plan is suitable for the users who don't seek much interest in Netflix or other company’s perk instead concerned only with basic services.