T-Mobile Essentials™ for Phones

With T-Mobile Essentials™ for Phones, you get a straightforward plan option with only the necessities: unlimited talk, text and smartphone data on a great network. To see current pricing, check out our current options on T-Mobile.com.



What's included with T-Mobile Essentials™

T-Mobile Essentials for your phone includes:


check.PNG  Unlimited talk, text, & 4G LTE data on your phone

check.PNG  Stream unlimited video at DVD-quality, 480p

check.PNG  Stream unlimited music

check.PNG  Texting abroad in 210+ countries & destinations and calling at Simple Global rates (data not included)

check.PNG  Unlimited talk, text & 2G data in Mexico & Canada (up to 128 kbps)

check.PNG  Stateside International Unlimited Texting when in the US and texting other countries. (Stateside International Talk may be added as an additional feature for an additional charge)

check.PNG  Mobile hotspot data at max 3G speeds (up to 600kbps)


During congestion, Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers and further reduction is using >50GB/month.


Additional plan details

  • Monthly regulatory fees and taxes on your service plan not included in plan pricing.
  • Optional add-ons are available, such as 4G LTE mobile hotspot, FamilyMode, international data passes, and Stateside International Calling.
  • Maximum of 6 talk & text lines per postpaid account, based on credit class approval.
  • Netflix On Us not included with T-Mobile Essentials.
  • If you switch to T-Mobile Essentials, you'll lose any free/discounted service (add-a-line) promotions, and the plan is not eligible for Advantage Volume Discount, or certain other discounts and credits.
  • If you have an existing device promotion, you will continue to receive your monthly recurring bill credits. You may not be eligible for future device promotions while on a T-Mobile Essentials plan.
  • T-Mobile ONE™ Plus not available to add to this plan. Check out T-Mobile ONE™ for Phones instead.
  • This plan is not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our network.


How to get T-Mobile Essentials™


How do I sign up?

Visit a retail store or call us! If you are new to T-Mobile, dial 1-800-TMOBILE. If you already have a T-Mobile account, you can dial 611 from your mobile devices to contact Customer Service.


What if I need extra lines for my Tablets or HotSpots?

If you need data-only lines for other connected devices, T-Mobile Essentials™ for Tablets and other Mobile Internet plans are available to add alongside your voice lines—just visit a retail store or give us a call at 1-800-TMOBILE (611 for existing customers). Plus, a discount is available with T-Mobile Essentials™ for Tablets when you also have one or more eligible voice lines on your account.