A complete breakdown of T-Mobile’s ONE plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service from Big Magenta.
In the United States, there are a lot of companies that can get you and your phone online, but most people use one of the four biggest: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Choosing between them can be difficult. Your first priority should be what service works best in the places you spend your time. It’s not worth saving $10 a month if the service is bad. Once you have that sorted, you can look at what each company has to offer and the prices they charge for it.
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Let’s take a look at T-Mobile to see what they can give you and what it will cost.
T-Mobile ONE plan details
Unlimited talk, text, and data with 200MB of roaming data
Unlimited talk, text, and data in Canada and Mexico
One hour of free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi and unlimited texting on enabled flights
Unlimited data and texting in over 140 locations at 2x speed
10GB 3G-speed mobile hotspot use
T-Mobile’s definition of Unlimited Data means that after you use 28 GB in a single month, your service can be slowed down if you’re in a congested area. You’ll hear the word throttled used here but you need to know that it’s only a temporary deprioritization of your data connection when you’re in a busy area. It may not happen at all depending on how many other customers are using the same towers.
You can use any phone that’s compatible with T-Mobile’s network. If you bring your own phone you’ll pay a $20 one-time fee for a SIM starter kit. You can also finance a phone through T-Mobile and the monthly cost will vary depending on which phone you choose. T-Mobile ONE plans