Mobile Essentials offers unlimited data with no frills

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The things that you don't get with T-Mobile Essentials compared to the normal T-Mobile ONE plans include benefits like Netflix, some global access, and unlimited mobile hotspot capability.

T-Mobile Essentials is priced at $60 for one line, $30 for the second line, and $15 per line for lines 3-6, plus taxes and fees with autopay.

T-Mobile said the plan offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data.

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Customers who do not opt into the Autopay automatic option will pay $5 per line, per month. Each line after that, for a total of up to six lines, costs $15 per month.

What's not included in T-Mobile Essentials are features like free Netflix for family plans. On the one plan, customers benefit from LTE speeds when roaming, a Netflix subscription and an allowance for in-flight data.

It's not often that T-Mobile introduces a whole new rate plan, but today that's exactly what the carrier has done. They've got Above Unlimited, Unlimited Plus, Beyond Unlimited, Unlimited and More...

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Those who want faster mobile hotspot data or HD video streaming will still need to subscribe to the company's T-Mobile One Plus plan. T-Mobile Essentials really does include the basics.

T-Mobiles plans are no longer simple for the average customer to understand. T-Mobile commissioned a survey in which "a whopping 86 percent of respondents "it is wrong for the price on your monthly wireless bill to be more than the advertised price" and said "wireless carriers should include taxes and fees in the prices they advertise", T-Mobile crowed in its press release". 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.

Keep in mind that to get to those prices, you need to agree to pay account taxes and enable auto payments. More information about T-Mobile Essentials is available right here.

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T-Mobile Essentials will be open for new and existing subscribers to sign up as of August 10.