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5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 07, 2019 10:02PM
......launched yesterday 9/6....$55 a month for 2 lines....for:


unlimited talk, text, and data
no 4G LTE mobile hotspot, only 3G hotspot usage, though you can add 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot for $10 per month

.....only available for limited time.......


....but doesn't include taxes and fees....their $70 senior plan includes taxes and fees and 4G......



T-Mobile Essentials Unlimited 55 plan offers two lines for $55, and it’s launching tomorrow


....T-Mobile is combining two of its existing plans to make a new option for customers.

Tomorrow, September 6, T-Mobile is launching a new Essentials Unlimited 55 rate plan for customers aged 55 and up. It’s a more aggressively priced version of the Unlimited 55 plan that T-Mo launched two years ago, coming in at $55 per month for two lines with autopay or $40 per month for a single line.

The Essentials Unlimited 55 plan offers unlimited talk, text, and data just like the regular Magenta Unlimited 55 plan, but it does make a few changes to get that lower price tag. There’s no 4G LTE mobile hotspot, only 3G hotspot usage, though you can add 10GB of 4G LTE hotspot for $10 per month. And rather than getting 4GB of 4G data in Mexico and Canada and data and texting abroad like on Magenta Unlimited 55, customers on the Essentials Unlimited 55 plan only get 2G data in Mexico and Canada and texting abroad.

Other features included with the Essentials Unlimited 55 plan are T-Mobile Tuesdays and SD video streaming.

One other thing to note about Essentials Unlimited 55 is that unlike the Magenta Unlimited 55 plan, taxes and fees are not included in the monthly price of the Essentials Unlimited 55 plan.

New T-Mobile customers can sign up for an Essentials Unlimited 55 plan by visiting a T-Mo store. A valid government proof of age is required, like a driver’s license or passport, to prove that you’re over 55. Existing customers can sign up for the new plan in-store or over the phone, though you may still need to provide proof of eligibility if T-Mo doesn’t have your birth date on record.

Like the regular T-Mobile Essentials plan, this new Essentials Unlimited 55 offering is meant for consumers who want to be connected but aren’t super heavy data users. In exchange for features like LTE hotspot, 4G data usage in Mexico and Canada, and free in-flight Wi-Fi, customers can get a plan with a lower monthly price.

T-Mobile says that its Essentials Unlimited 55 plan will only be available for a limited time.



55 and over......has its privileges.......?!



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2019 10:21PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 07, 2019 11:30PM
Almost tempting, but then we'd have to move to a lower tax venue.... we absolutely get hammered w/ taxes and fees here... it was over 32%, and climbing at last check. We jumped on T-Mo's original geezer plan when it intro'ed at $60 for the two lines, plus we grampa'ed in a decent $10/mo tablet plan. They eventually allowed us to add a 3rd line, and we took them up on that offer. It'll be nice to see how this new plan shakes out; it sounds decent if you're in a low tax area, and don't need the takeaways, otherwise the AIO geezer probably stills reigns supreme, even w/ its $10/mo uptick since intro. I suspect a major portion of the new promo is to drive traffic in magenta's direction, and this will likely do that.
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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 08, 2019 04:30AM
Essentials Plan - $55 for 2 lines*
Unlimited talk, text, & smartphone data on our network
Texting abroad
SD streaming
3G mobile hotspot data
2G data in Mexico & Canada
Taxes Fees NOT included,
(*in Fl taxes average 16.5%, so the bill is actually $64)


Magenta - $70 for two lines
Unlimited talk, text, & smartphone data on our network
Data & texting abroad
SD streaming
3GB of 4G LTE
mobile hotspot data
5GB of 4G data in Mexico & Canada
1-hour in-flight Wi-Fi
Taxes & fees included

Magenta Plus - $90 for two lines
Unlimited talk, text, & smartphone data on our network
2x data speed & texting abroad
HD streaming
20GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data
5GB of 4G data in Mexico & Canada
Unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi
Netflix on Us: Standard, 2 screens in HD
Name ID
Voicemail to text
Taxes & fees included



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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 08, 2019 10:04AM
'...for two lines.

Pass.




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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 08, 2019 10:59AM
Can you do a phone and tablet?
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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 08, 2019 01:13PM
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macphanatic
Can you do a phone and tablet?

No - Tablets, watches, and hotspot devices are considered mobile internet lines and are not eligible for the 55+ plan. You can teather though with unlimited 3G at about 512 kbps.



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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 08, 2019 03:45PM
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macphanatic
Can you do a phone and tablet?

If you have the prescribed TWO phone lines, you can [usually] add a tablet for $20/mo..... according to the (old) strictest guidelines, maybe not, **unless** you add the the tablet thru a new (to the account) promo purchase; though a friendly rep could/can do a BYO tablet. Not sure currently, but they usually have a free (or near free after promo), tablet. After a couple of months when the billing is completely synced up, you can swap the SIM into a BYO tablet and be fine. Watch is $10/mo., and BYO should be fine, though they'd love to sell you the watch.
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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: decay
Date: September 09, 2019 09:46AM
Given that taxes & fees are not included, I'd be inclined to go with Magenta plan.

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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 09, 2019 08:30PM
I'm paying Sprint $15/month for one line, Unlimited Everything.

Consumer Cellular (VZN) unlimited talk is $20/mon, add unlimited text w/ variable data:
250MB $5-2GB $10-5GB $20-10GB $30-20GB $40 per month extra,
That's before any discounts and first month of any plan is free.
They also sell new & refurbed iPhones.



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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 10, 2019 06:49AM
Magenta does remain the better deal.
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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: AllGold
Date: September 12, 2019 03:18PM
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MrNoBody
I'm paying Sprint $15/month for one line, Unlimited Everything.

smiley-shocked003smiley-excited001

What? How? What?!!! HOW?!!!!



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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 13, 2019 06:54PM
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AllGold
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MrNoBody
I'm paying Sprint $15/month for one line, Unlimited Everything.

smiley-shocked003smiley-excited001

What? How? What?!!! HOW?!!!!

Last year's "Unlimited Kickstart Unlimited Talk, Text & Data"
$20/mon - $5 AutoPay credit = $15 per month
plus got a $25 credit for using AmEx card.



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Re: 5 by 5?!....T-Mobile launches new 'Essentials Unlimited 55' for those 55 and over....
Posted by: AllGold
Date: September 14, 2019 11:42AM
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MrNoBody
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AllGold
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MrNoBody
I'm paying Sprint $15/month for one line, Unlimited Everything.

smiley-shocked003smiley-excited001

What? How? What?!!! HOW?!!!!

Last year's "Unlimited Kickstart Unlimited Talk, Text & Data"
$20/mon - $5 AutoPay credit = $15 per month
plus got a $25 credit for using AmEx card.

Thanks. Their Kickstart plan is currently $5 more at $25 ($20 with autopay). It doesn't include any hotspot data, however.

But for me it doesn't matter because the bastards won't give it to me. "New customers only" and they won't budge, even for someone like me who has been a customer since 2002 and is telling them I'm going to drop them.



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