T-Mobile this Friday will start offering a cheaper version of its unlimited plan, dubbed T-Mobile Essentials, priced at four lines for $120.
The plan, which starts at $60 for a single line, $30 for the second and $15 per line for lines 3-6 with autopay, is geared toward customers who “just want the basics.” T-Mobile said the plan offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data.
The carrier noted it will throttle customers with Essential service in places and during times with heavy network demand, and users can expect further speed reduction if they use more than 50 GB per month.
For one line of service Verizon’s cheapest unlimited offering, gounlimited, comes in at $75 per line with autopay, while AT&T’s cheapest Unlimited &More is priced at $70 for a single line. Sprint’s least expensive unlimited plan, Unlimited Basic, costs $60 for a single line.
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to offer different service tier choices for its unlimited plans, and made the announcement Monday a few days after beating expectations for customer additions during the second quarter. Last week, T-Mobile reported branded postpaid phone gains of 686,000 for Q2 and upped its 2018 guidance to 3 million to 3.6 million branded postpaid net customer additions.