Pay in Advance (Prepaid) plans

T-Mobile has different types of Pay in Advance (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 Pay in Advance 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.
  • 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).
  • Data Maximizer: You get optimized streaming video for mobile viewing, and your data lasts up to three times longer. (Video typically streams at DVD-quality (480p or better). You can turn this feature off at any time).
  • 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 70+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in 30+ 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.

 

 

Simple Choice monthly prepaid plan

Update: As of March 26, 2017, this prepaid plan is no longer available to new T-Mobile customers. If you're currently on this plan, you can choose to stay on it or move to another plan.

 

The Simple Choice monthly prepaid 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 from us as reminders to keep you informed of your account status.

 

Plans start at 2 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone. For an additional cost, you can get 6, 10, and 14 GB, or unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphone. These plans include:

 

  • Unlimited nationwide talk.
  • Unlimited domestic and international messaging (SMS/MMS).
  • Unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphone.
    Note: Data slows to 2G once your data limit is reached.
  • Mobile Without Borders lets you use your phone in Mexico and Canada like you do in the US.
  • 200 MB of domestic data roaming.
  • Music Freedom lets you stream as much music as you want on your smartphone from top streaming services without using your data.
  • 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 video streaming services 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.
  • International roaming and calling is available. Check rates.
  • Data Stash (if you have the 6 GB or 10 GB plan).

 

Note: If you're on our older $35/month plan for unlimited talk and text, these plans do not include: International messaging; Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (tethering); unlimited web; Mobile Without Borders benefits, or any of the benefits in the above list.

 

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

 

 

Simply Prepaid plan

Update: On March 26, 2017, we updated our Simply Prepaid plans, and some of them are no longer available to new T-Mobile customers. If you're currently on this plan, you can stay on it or move to another 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:

  • Up to 4 GB or 6 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 70+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada, as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in 30+ 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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 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 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.

 

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.