t-mobile prepaid plans

While T-Mobile is trying to market its unlimited T-Mobile ONE plan to postpaid smartphone customers, there are still some T-Mobile prepaid plans that are available for people who don’t want to spend money on data they know they won’t be using. These plans are also great for customers who want to use T-Mobile’s network, but who already own their own unlocked phone, or if they purchase one directly from the carrier without a contract.

T-Mobile Prepaid Plans

At the moment, T-Mobile offers three non-unlimited data options under its Simply Prepaid plans. The cheapest costs $45 a month and offer 4 GB of high-speed data, while the second costs $55 a month and includes 6 GB of high-speed data. You can also get 10 GB of data in a T-Mobile prepaid family plan. The plan prices begin at $50 for one line, and continue with $80 a month for two lines, $100 a month for three lines, $120 a month for four lines and $150 a month for five lines. All of these plans also include unlimited calls and texting inside the US. For $5 more, you can add unlimited calls, text, and data amounts in Canada and Mexico for the non-family plans, and $10 a month for the 10 GB family plan.

There’s also an unlimited 4G LTE pre-paid plan for $75 a month for one line. The only real limits for this plan are that video streams are sometimes cut down to 480p resolution, and that if you use more than 50 GB of data in a single monthly billing cycle, your speeds may be throttled. Unlimited calls, text, and data amounts in the US, Canada and Mexico are included with the pre-paid unlimited plan. Paying an extra $15 a month to any pre-paid plan adds unlimited calls to landlines in over 70 countries, and unlimited calls and texting to mobile phones in over 30 counties.

The “Uncarrier” also offers a plan for people who own feature phones, or if they only want use their smartphone features rarely outside their home or if they don’t use a Wi-Fi network. The T-Mobile’s Pay as you Go plan starts at just $3 a month and it offers 30 minutes of calls and texts in any combination. Any calls and texts beyond that 30 minute limit cost $0.10 each. Calls to over 70 countries can also be added to the Pay as you Go plan for an additional $15 a month.

If you want data, for things like sending emails or surfing the net, you will have to purchase a data pass from T-Mobile. Prices begin at just $5, which gives you 500 MB of data for one day. You can also pay $30 for one month of data, with a cap at 3 GB.


While there are only a few T-Mobile prepaid plans to choose from, the carrier does appear to be making solid efforts to please customers who don’t want to sign up for a two-year contract or postpaid phone payment plan. What do you think of T-Mobile’s Simply Prepaid plans? Let us know your opinions in the comments.