Prepaid plans

T-Mobile has different types of Prepaid plans to fit your needs. If you're already on a prepaid plan, but you're looking at moving to a postpaid plan, read about switching to a postpaid plan.

 

 

Things to know about our prepaid plans

  • A credit check is not required, and no deposit is needed to activate service.
  • Whenever your account reaches $10 or less, you'll hear your balance every time you place a call. When you have less than 1 minute of talk time remaining on your account, you'll hear warning tones on your phone. Learn how to refill your Prepaid account.
  • If your minutes aren't used by the expiration date, they expire and are removed from your account. Keep in mind that remaining talk time is non-refundable. If you're qualified for Data Stash, then your unused 4G LTE data is automatically rolled over into the next month. Learn about Data Stash.
  • When purchasing downloaded content for your prepaid device, you'll need to use a personal credit card or debit card when purchasing downloadable content. Please contact your financial institution about any billing concerns related to the specific download. If you need help with the app, please contact the third-party content provider.
  • Long-distance call charges:
    • Domestic long distance calls can be made at no additional charge.
    • International call charges vary depending on the country you're calling and the plan you're on. For example, you can save more using Stateside International Talk & Text.

 

 

T-Mobile ONE Prepaid

The benefits of T-Mobile ONE are also available if you prefer a prepaid plan.

 

ONE Prepaid includes:

  • Unlimited nationwide talk.
  • Unlimited domestic and international messaging (SMS/MMS).
  • Unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data.
  • Unlimited 3G Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS).
  • Mobile Without Borders – use your phone in Mexico and Canada like you do in the US.
  • 200 MB domestic data roaming.
  • International roaming and calling is available. Check rates.

 

For an additional fee, you can add these to ONE Prepaid:

  • Stateside International calling: You get unlimited calling to landlines in 200+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in many countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada.
  • HD video: You get hi-def video for 24 hours with our On Demand HD 24-hour pass (not for mobile hostpot).

 

See pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile ONE.

 

 

Prepaid Essentials

The benefits of T-Mobile Essentials are also available if you prefer a prepaid plan.

 

Prepaid Essentials includes:

  • Unlimited nationwide talk.
  • Unlimited domestic and international messaging (SMS/MMS).
  • Unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data.
  • Unlimited 3G Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS).
  • Call and text in Mexico and Canada like you do in the US, data speeds are limited to 2G.
  • 200 MB domestic data roaming.
  • International roaming and calling is available. Check rates.

 

For an additional fee, you can add these to Prepaid Essentials:

  • Mobile without Borders: Up to 5GB 4G LTE data speeds while in Canada & Mexico
  • Stateside International calling: You get unlimited calling to landlines in 200+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in many countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada.

 

See pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile Essentials.

 

Simply Prepaid plan

Our current Simply Prepaid plans provide 30 days of service in which you get unlimited talk and text, as well as 4 or 6 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone.

 

Our current Simply Prepaid plans include:

  • Choose either 4 GB or 10 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone (amount of data depends on your plan).
  • Unlimited talk and text.
  • Wi-Fi Calling.
  • 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 video streaming services 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. International data roaming charges do apply.
  • Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering): Share your phone's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
  • Music Freedom streaming, which lets you stream as much music as you want on your smartphone from top streaming services, and it doesn't count against your data (except streaming Napster does deduct from high-speed data).
  • Visual Voicemail: View all your voicemail messages as a list without having to dial into voicemail.

 

For an additional fee, you can add these:

  • Mobile Without Borders: Lets you use your phone just like you would in the US.
  • Stateside International calling: You get unlimited calling to landlines in 200+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in many countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada.

 

Simply Prepaid plans are not eligible for:

  • BlackBerry Web
  • CallerTunes
  • On Demand Data Passes
  • SCORE!
  • Simple Global

 

The information above is for our current Simply Prepaid plans. See pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile ONE.

 

 

Pay As You Go

Here's a simple way to stay connected: Pay As You Go! This is perfect if you only make or receive a small number of calls or texts each month. The plan includes 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 Go–Legacy

(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, time frame, and other information, see a list of self-service short codes for your prepaid account.

 

To learn about current offers and additional prepaid services, see pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile ONE.

 

 

Prepaid Mobile Internet

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

 

Prepaid 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 various increments, whether it's hours, days, weeks, or months. Or, you can set up a recurring Monthly Data Pass, with data buckets between 2 GB and 22 GB. For more information, read about T-Mobile's Prepaid Mobile Internet plans. Domestic roaming and international roaming (except for Canada and Mexico) are not available with Prepaid Mobile Internet data passes.

 

To learn about current offers and additional prepaid services, see pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile ONE.