Pay in Advance (Prepaid) plans

    T-Mobile has different types of Pay in Advance (Prepaid) plans to fit your needs.

     

     

     

    Simple Choice monthly plan

    This rate plan provides 30 days of service, and there's no monthly billing cycle. Your plan automatically renews if funds are available in your account balance to cover both the rate plan price and the cost of any features. Plus, you'll get free text messages to keep you informed of your account status.

     

    Plans start at $35/month for unlimited talk and text. These plans do not include: International messaging; Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering); unlimited web; or Mobile Without Borders benefits.

     

    For an additional cost, you can get 2, 6, or 10 GB, or unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphone. These plans with data include:

     

    • Unlimited nationwide talk
    • Unlimited domestic and international text
    • Unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphone
      Note: Data slows to 2G once your data limit is reached.
    • 200 MB of domestic data roaming.
    • Binge On™. Provides optimized streaming of detectable video at DVD-quality (480p+) for mobile viewing. For plans with more than 3 GB of 4G LTE data, streaming from participating Binge On providers doesn't count toward your high-speed data allotment.
      Note: You may disable Binge On at any time, but you'll lose Binge On benefits. Not available on certain BlackBerry devices/plans. 
    • Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering): Share your phone's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
      Note: Data slows to up to 2G speeds for the balance of the service period once your data limit is reached. Unlimited 4G LTE data option includes 14 GB tethering.

     

    Check out Simple Choice Prepaid Plans to learn more and compare current prepaid plans.

     

     

    Simply Prepaid plan

    Our Simply Prepaid plan provides 30 days of service. For $25/month, you get unlimited talk and text, as well as domestic data roaming.

     

    For an additional cost, you can add 3, 5, or 10 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone. Our Simply Prepaid plans with data include:

     

    • 4G LTE data on your smartphone up to your applicable data allotment.
      Note: Data slows to up to 2G speeds for the balance of the service period once your data limit is reached.
    • Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering): Share your phone's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
      Note: Data slows to up to 2G speeds for the balance of the service period once your data limit is reached. Unlimited 4G LTE data option includes 14 GB of tethering.
    • Music Unlimited: Music Freedom streaming that doesn't count against your data.
    • Data Maximizer: Provides optimized streaming of detectable video at DVD-quality (480p+) for mobile viewing.
      Note: This doesn't include the additional benefit of streaming with our participating Binge On providers without using high-speed data. You may disable Data Maximizer at any time, but you'll lose Data Maximizer benefits. Not available on certain BlackBerry devices or plans.
    • Domestic data roaming: If you travel outside our network coverage, use wireless data from another carrier at no extra charge.
    • Visual Voicemail: View all your voicemail messages as a list without having to dial into voicemail.

     

    Simply Prepaid plans are not eligible for:

     

      • BlackBerry Web
      • Caller Tunes
      • International messaging
      • International roaming
      • On-demand data passes

     

    Check out T-Mobile Prepaid Plans to learn about current offers. If you're looking to add a service, read about Prepaid additional services.

     

     

    Pay As You Go

    Here's a simple way to stay connected: Pay As You Go! This is perfect if you only make a small number of calls or texts each month. The plan includes caller ID, call waiting, and Web Guard.

     

    In August 2014, there was a change in our Pay As You Go plan. If you switch to the current Pay As You Go plan, you won't be able to switch back to the old Pay As You Go—Legacy plan. Here are the differences between the old and current plans:

     

    Pay As You Go
    (If you sign up today)

     

    • Recurring monthly fee of $3 per month.
    • You get a combined total of 30 minutes of calls or text messages per month.
    • Additional outgoing/incoming calls or texts are $0.10 each.
    • Includes nationwide roaming and nationwide long distance while on the T-Mobile network.
    • You can also add optional data passes:
      • 1-day 500 MB data pass for $5
      • 1-week 1 GB data pass for $10
        (this pass is good for 7 days)

    Pay As You GoLegacy

    (If you signed up before August 17, 2014)

     

    • No recurring monthly fee.
    • No data option.
    • Includes our Gold Rewards.
    • Pay per use.

     

    Pay As You Go is based on a 30-day cycle, regardless of how many days are in each month. Therefore, a new cycle may not necessarily start on the same date each month. To quickly check your remaining account balance, timeframe, and other information, see a list of Short codes.

     

    Read T-Mobile Prepaid Plans to learn about current offers. If you're looking to add a service, read about Prepaid additional services.

     

     

    Pay By the Day

    As of January 25, 2015, the Pay By the Day rate plan is no longer offered. If you're currently on the Pay By the Day plan, you can still continue to use it or switch to a different Prepaid plan. With Pay By the Day, you're only charged on days you use your phone. Your plan includes caller ID, call waiting, and Web Guard.

     

    • Daily Rate Plan charge is for a 24-hour period beginning at midnight and ending at 11:59 p.m.
    • Data Sync will trigger the rate plan daily charge. We suggest turning off data sync (when available) if you don't want it to trigger the daily rate plan charge.

     

    Check out T-Mobile Prepaid Plans to learn about current offers. If you're looking to add a service, read about Prepaid additional services.

     

     

    Pay in Advance Mobile Internet

    Pay in Advance Mobile Internet service allows you to use devices such as laptop sticks, tablets, and mobile HotSpot devices to access data with prepaid service.

     

    Pay in Advance Mobile Internet provides an affordable service for low or occasional use if you're concerned about wanting a credit check. Because this is intended for occasional on-the-go data connections, this service is not recommended as a broadband replacement for home computers.

     

    On Demand and Monthly Data Passes

    You can purchase On Demand data passes for 1-day, 7-day, or 30-day increments. Or, you can set up a recurring Monthly Data Pass, with speeds between 500 MB and 13 GB. For more information, read about T-Mobile's Pay In Advance Mobile Internet plans. Domestic roaming and international roaming (except for Canada and Mexico) are not available with Pay in Advance Mobile Internet data passes.

     

    Check out T-Mobile Prepaid Plans to learn about current offers. If you're looking to add a service, read about Prepaid additional services.

     

     

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    Pay In Advance (Prepaid) plan FAQs

     

    Limited time offers; subject to change.  Taxes and fees additional.  Capable device and qualifying service required for LTE. Not all features available on all devices. Unlimited talk & text features for direct communications between 2 people. Simply Prepaid and Pay In Advance Simple Choice North America Monthly Service: Features available until 30th day; if sufficient balance, services automatically renew at expiration. If balance is insufficient to renew for 120 days, account will be suspended for 30 days. If you have a balance, your plan will convert to Pay As You Go for 30-day increments with $3/mo. for 30 voice min./SMS messages. After your balance is depleted, then account is suspended. Pay As You Go: Service available for 30 days after activation/refill/conversion; then account is suspended. If you have a balance, your plan will resume for 30 days with 30 voice min. or SMS messages. After this 30-day period, your account is suspended. If funds available, additional minutes/messages @ $0.10/minute or message. 7-Day Pass Option:  Service available for time period provided by pass; for time period, a day is 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. Service Changes or Renewals: When you switch between plan options or renew a monthly plan, features or credits associated with your prior plan option will no longer be available, and you are not able to switch back to some plan options. Some plan options will not allow early renewal. General Terms: Sufficient balance required to use services. Domestic use only for Simply Prepaid; U.S./Canada/Mexico use only for Simple Choice North America. Charges apply for international use; add’l usage taxed in some countries. Call forwarding only to U.S. numbers. Partial minutes/megabytes rounded up. Full speeds available up to data allotment, including tethering (Unlimited on-smartphone 4G LTE data option includes 14 GB of tethering); then slowed to up to 2G speeds for balance of service period. Certain uses, e.g., some speed test apps, may count against high-speed data allotment or have speeds reduced after allotment reached. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our U.S. network. Service may be terminated or restricted for excessive roaming. Communications with premium-rate numbers not included. Data roaming only available for Simply Prepaid and Pay In Advance Simple Choice North America monthly plan options of $40/mo or higher. On-network and U.S. roaming data allotments differ; see your selected service for details. Some plan options do not permit use of features after included amounts are depleted. If you transfer your number to another carrier, account will be deactivated and no service will be available. Devices sold for use on T-Mobile prepaid and Pay In Advance services are to be activated on those services, not transferred for resale, modification, or export. Pay In Advance Simple Choice North America Mobile Internet Service: Service available for time period and/or usage amount provided by Pass. For time period, a day is 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. Usage rounded up to the nearest MB each session. Only one Pass may be active at a time. Account suspended after 365 days of inactivity. Domestic use only for on-demand passes; U.S./Canada/Mexico use only for monthly recurring passes. No U.S. roaming. Data only; does not include voice, messaging or Wi-Fi services. Usage applied first to on demand passes, next to free data, then monthly Mobile Internet allotment.  No cash redemption value. Non-refundable. Not responsible if lost or stolen. Binge On: May affect speed of video downloads.  Depending on video service, not all streaming may be at DVD quality even with Binge On enabled. When using streaming partners like HBO, Showtime and Starz through other services like Amazon, Apple TV, etc. those services will use your high-speed data on T-Mobile's network.  Video streaming from participating services does not count toward full-speed data allotment on our network. Third party content and subscription charges may apply. Some content, e.g. ads, may be excluded. Once full-speed data allotment is reached, all usage slowed to up to 2G speeds until end of bill cycle. Streaming services’ terms and conditions apply. See T-Mobile.com for details. Int’l Text: Qualifying service required for each line. Text messages must originate on our U.S. network or Canada/Mexico; otherwise standard international roaming rates apply.  Text messaging applies to mobile phones only. T-Mobile may change included countries at its discretion. See www.T-Mobile.com for lists of countries.  Coverage not available in some areas. Network Management:  Service may be slowed, suspended, terminated, or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or significant roaming. Customers who use more than 25 GB of data in a bill cycle will have their data usage de-prioritized compared to other customers for that bill cycle at locations and times when competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds. See T-Mobile.com/OpenInternet for details. See brochures and Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at www.T-Mobile.com for additional information.