Pricing starts at $60 per month for a single line and goes up to $30 per month for the second line and $15 per month for lines 3-6.
T-Mobile said the plan offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data. T-Mobile will throttle Essential customers more than its other unlimited data plans, noting that "during times and places with heavy network demand, Essentials customers may notice slower speeds than other customers".
How does this differ from T-Mobile ONE? Customers also get unlimited talk, text, and 2G data in Mexico and Canada as well unlimited texting and $0.25 per minute calling in other global destinations. For $10/month, subscribers can purchase 10GB of high-speed 4G LTE mobile hotspot data.
It's not often that T-Mobile introduces a whole new rate plan, but today that's exactly what the carrier has done.
Overall, if you don't need extras like worldwide calling, the T-Mobile Essentials plan will let you save a few bucks. The new T-Mobile ONE Plus gets a new tier of mobile hotspot capability with access to 20GBs of data and unlimited 3G speeds, HD streaming, and Caller ID among other benefits.
The savings get a little better when you add two lines of Essentials, which costs $90 ($106 with the nationwide average tax). As mentioned. Netflix is included with both plans. If you add a 2nd line, that'll be an extra $30/mo. The Un-carrier wants to make it easy.
T-Mobile's LTE network has tripled in size over the last three years and now reaches almost every American! Now customers need to add taxes and fees to an advertised price we thought T-Mobile was past this. Increasingly, we're seeing providers bundle in all sorts of features and services with their plans to differentiate their offering from the competition or seemingly offer a better value.
T-Mobile One Plus International, finally, is also an upgrade over ONE. Taxes and fees are also not included in that rate.