T-Mobile has different types of Prepaid plans to fit your needs. Plans listed below are retired and are no longer available to switch to or activate on. Check out our current . If you're already on a prepaid plan, but you're looking at moving to a postpaid plan, read about switching to a postpaid plan.
There was a change to our Prepaid Essentials plan December 12, 2018. These details only apply to the retired Prepaid Essentials plan. If you switch plans, you won't be able to switch back to the 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 rates.
For an additional fee, you can add these to Prepaid Essentials:
- Mobile without Borders: Up to 5GB 4G LTE data speeds while in Canada & Mexico
- Stateside International calling: You get 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.
See pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, read about T-Mobile Essentials.
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.
This is perfect if you only make or receive a small number of calls or texts each month. The plan includes call waiting and Web Guard.
- No recurring monthly fee.
- No data option.
- Includes our Gold Rewards.
- Pay per use.
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.
To learn about current offers and additional prepaid services, see pricing and compare our current prepaid plans. Or, if you're looking for information about our postpaid plans, check out the Find the right plan for you page.
Limited time offer; subject to change. Plus taxes and fees. $10 SIM starter kit may be required per line. 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 per line. 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. Prepaid ONE Plan is not available for hotspots and some other data-first devices. 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. HD Day Pass available for Prepaid ONE Plan. Capable device required to experience HD resolution. On-device video streams in native resolution (tethering optimized); some content providers may not stream their services in HD. Buy and turn on. Prepaid ONE Plan: Unlimited high-speed data US only. 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, Tourist Plan & 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. Service for Tourist Plan available until 11:59pm on Day 21 of the time zone of activation. Mobile Internet provides data only; does not include voice, messaging, or Wi-Fi services. Prepaid Data Pass: Service available for time period and/or usage amount provided by Pass. For time period, a day is 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. Usage rounded up to the nearest MB each session. Only one Pass may be active at a time. Account suspended after 365 days of inactivity. Domestic use only for on-demand passes; U.S./Canada/Mexico use only for monthly recurring passes. No U.S. roaming. Data only; does not include voice, messaging or Wi-Fi services. Usage applied first to on demand passes, next to free data, then monthly Mobile Internet allotment. PayGo: Service available for 30 days after activation/refill/conversion; then account is suspended. If you have a balance, your plan will resume for 30 days with 30 voice min. or SMS messages. After this 30-day period, your account is suspended. If funds available, additional minutes/messages @ $0.10/minute or message. Call forwarding and spam filtering may use minutes for entire call length. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our network. Devices sold for use on T-Mobile prepaid service are to be activated on that service, not transferred for resale, modification, or export. Stateside International Talk/Text: 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 www.T-Mobile.com 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 (tethering) service might. Song downloads, video content, and non-music audio content excluded. For included services, see http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html. 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 T-Mobile.com/OpenInternet for details. See Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at www.T-Mobile.com for additional information. T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. ©2018 T-Mobile.
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