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T-Mobile has different types of Prepaid plans to fit your needs. Learn how to manage your plan and get the most out of your services.

Manage your plan 

Manage your account online to make payments, change your services, and general account management options.

  1. Go to
  2. Select My T-Mobile.
  3. Select Log in or Sign up. Check out the T-Mobile ID page for more information. 
  4. Select Line details in the MyT-Mobile option in the menu on your account homepage.
  5. Review or update your account, including:
    Prepaid account details
    Topic Details
    View your usage 
    • Voice & Messaging
    • Data 
    Plan & Services
    • Change Plans& Service
    • Add On-demand passes

    Monthly charges

    • Active products
    • Plan
    • Current monthly charges
    • Change a phone number
    • Help

Learn more

  • Changing plans mid-cycle may require payment if there is an increase in the monthly cost.
  • Service and feature add-ons are always charged the full monthly charge when it is added.
  • Data limit increases during mid-cycle plan changes but does not reset, the new data limit will be the difference in the data already used and the data included in the upgraded plan.

Pricing and discounts

  • Prepaid accounts can have up to 5 lines on the same account.
    • Additional lines on qualifying plans will receive discounted monthly services. 
    • The discount each line gets will vary based on the order you added them in, and what plan you have.
    • Discount applied automatically to your monthly charges.
    • You can mix eligible and ineligible plans on the same account, but only eligible plans will receive a discount, and only if you have two or more lines on the same eligible plan.
  • For an additional fee, you can add additional features including North America Stateside International calling which gives you unlimited calling to landlines in 200+ countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada as well as unlimited calling and texting to mobile numbers in many countries from the US, Mexico, and Canada when you Manage your plan .
  • When purchasing downloaded content, you'll need to use a credit or debit card. Learn more about Apps & Content Purchases

Switch to a postpaid account

  1. You will need the following to activate a Postpaid account:
    • A valid ID
    • A credit check
    • Compatible device
    • New T-Mobile SIM or eSIM compatible device
  2. Next, find the right plan for you
  3. Activate online, in a store, or contact us for next steps.

Learn more

  • Phones, SIM cards, and other devices can be purchased online or in a T-Mobile store, or you can bring your own device.
  • Balances on Prepaid accounts will not transfer to the new account and cannot be refunded.
  • Some features and benefits are not available for prepaid account types but you may be eligible for them with a T-Mobile postpaid account, including Military discounts.


Retired prepaid plans


Prepaid ONE Plan

  • Unlimited nationwide talk
  • Unlimited domestic messaging (SMS/MMS)
  • Unlimited 5G & 4G LTE data on our network
  • Unlimited 3G Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS)
  • 200 MB domestic data roaming
  • International roaming and calling is available. Check international rates.
  • For available features, check the Manage your plan section on this page. 
  • T-Mobile ONE Domestic Only plan: Coverage only included when within the domestic U.S. 
  • Prepaid ONE Plan: Mobile Without Borders – use your phone in Mexico and Canada as you do in the US.

Prepaid essentials


There was a change to our Prepaid Essentials plan December 12, 2018. These details only apply to the retired Prepaid Essentials plan.

Prepaid Essentials plan includes:

  • Unlimited nationwide talk
  • Unlimited domestic and international messaging (SMS/MMS)
  • Unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data
  • Unlimited 3G Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS)
  • Call and text in Mexico and Canada like you do in the US, data speeds are limited to 2G.
  • 200 MB domestic data roaming
  • International roaming and calling is available. Check international rates.
  • For available features, check the Manage your plan section on this page.

Pay as You Go Legacy Plans


There was a change to our Pay As You Go plan August 17, 2014. These details only apply to the retired Pay As You Go plan. If you switch plans, you won't be able to switch back to the Pay As You Go–Legacy plan.

The plan includes call waiting and Web Guard.

Pay As You Go is based on a 30-day cycle, regardless of how many days are in each month. Therefore, a new cycle may not necessarily start on the same date each month. To quickly check your remaining account balance, time frame, and other information, see a list of self-service short codes for your prepaid account.


Simply Prepaid 10GB 4 lines for $100


This document is a historical reference for customers who are still on the Simply Prepaid 10GB: 4 lines for $100 plan.

Our Simply Prepaid 4 lines for $100 plan provides 30 days of service in which you get unlimited talk, text, and data, as well as 10 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone. Simply Prepaid 4 lines for $100 includes:

  • 10 GB of 4G LTE data on your smartphone (amount of data depends on your plan).
    • The cost for the 5th line is $30, making it $130 for 5 lines.
    • The maximum number of lines is 5 per Prepaid account.
  • Unlimited talk and text.
  • Wi-Fi Calling.
  • Data Maximizer: Provides optimized streaming of detectable video at DVD-quality (480p+) for mobile viewing. This doesn't include the additional benefit of streaming with our participating Binge On video streaming services without using high-speed data. You may disable Data Maximizer at any time, but you'll lose Data Maximizer benefits. Not available on certain BlackBerry devices or plans.
  • Domestic data roaming: If you travel outside our network coverage, use wireless data from another carrier at no extra charge. International data roaming charges do apply.
  • Smartphone Mobile HotSpo(tethering): Share your phone's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
  • Music Freedom streaming, which lets you stream as much music as you want on your smartphone from top streaming services, and it doesn't count against your data (except streaming Napster does deduct from high-speed data).
  • Visual Voicemail: View all your voicemail messages as a list without having to dial into voicemail.
  • For available features, check the Manage your plan section on this page. 


Full terms

Limited time offer; subject to change. Plus taxes and fees. $10 SIM starter kit may be required. Not eligible for AutoPay discount or Kickback. Capable device required for some features. U.S. roaming and on-network data allotments differ; see selected service for details. Unlimited talk & text features for direct communications between 2 people; others (e.g., conference & chat lines, etc.) may cost extra. Features available until 30th day; if sufficient balance, services automatically renew at expiration. If balance is insufficient to renew all lines on your account for 120 days, all lines will be suspended for 30 days. If you have an account balance, all lines will convert to Pay As You Go for 30-day increments with $3/mo. for 30 voice min./SMS messages. If funds are available, additional minutes/messages @ $0.10/minute or message. After your account balance is depleted, then account is suspended. When you switch between plan options or renew a monthly plan, features or credits associated with your prior plan option will no longer be available, and you are not able to switch back to some plan options. Some plan options will not allow early renewal or permit use of features after included amounts are depleted. If you transfer your number to another carrier, account will be deactivated and no service will be available. No cash redemption value. Non-refundable. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our network. Video streams at up to 1.5Mbps with Data Maximizer. Optimization may affect speed of video downloads; does not apply to video uploads. For best performance, leave any video streaming applications at their default automatic resolution setting. You may deactivate Data Maximizer on some plans (e.g. Simply Prepaid) to allow on-device video to stream at speeds that provide HD video capability (max 1080p); tethering optimized. Some content providers may not stream their services in HD. HD Day Pass available for Prepaid ONE Plan and Simply Prepaid Unlimited; buy and turn on. Capable device required to experience HD resolution. Prepaid ONE Plan & Simply Prepaid Unlimited: Unlimited high-speed data US only. Not available for hotspots and some other data-first devices. On qualifying Prepaid ONE Plan, in Canada/Mexico, up to 5GB high-speed data, then unlimited at up to 128kbps. Tethering at max 3G. For the small fraction of customers using more than 50GB per month, primary data usage must be on smartphone or tablet.  Simply Prepaid & Mobile Internet: Domestic use only; additional charges apply for international use, where available. Partial minutes/megabytes rounded up. Full speeds available up to data allotment, including tethering; then slowed to up to 2G speeds for balance of service period. Certain uses, e.g., some speed test apps, may count against high-speed data allotment or have speeds reduced after allotment reached. Mobile Internet provides data only; does not include voice, messaging, or Wi-FI services. Devices sold for use on T-Mobile prepaid service are to be activated on that service, not transferred for resale, modification, or export. North America Stateside International: International calling from U.S./Canada/Mexico to landlines in over 70 countries and destinations, plus unlimited calling to mobiles in over 30 countries. Qualifying service required for each line. Calls/texts must originate on T-Mobile’s U.S. network or in Canada/Mexico; otherwise standard international roaming rates apply. Must be direct communication between 2 people; certain numbers not included. See for countries and rates. Music Streaming: Qualifying plan required. Licensed music streaming from included services does not count towards 4G LTE data allotment on T-Mobile’s network or in Canada/Mexico; music streamed using Smartphone Mobile HotSpot. Coverage not available in some areas. Network Management: Service may be slowed, suspended, terminated, or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or significant roaming. During congestion, the small fraction of customers using >50GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next bill cycle due to data prioritization. On-device usage is prioritized over tethering usage, which may result in higher speeds for data used on device. See Internet for details. See Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) for additional information. T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. ©2019 T-Mobile USA, Inc.

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