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With T-Mobile Essentials™ for Tablets, you get a straightforward plan with unlimited texting, 4G LTE data and more on your Tablet. To compare current plans and pricing, review Manage your plan.

What's included with T-Mobile Essentials™

T-Mobile Essentials for your tablet includes:

 Unlimited 4G LTE data on your tablet

  Stream unlimited video at DVD-quality, 480p

  Stream unlimited music

  Texting abroad in 215+ countries & destinations (data not included)

  Unlimited text & 2G data in Mexico & Canada (up to 128 kbps)

  Stateside International Unlimited Texting when in the US and texting other countries. (Stateside International Talk may be added as an additional feature for an additional charge)

  Mobile hotspot data at max 3G speeds (up to 600kbps)

During congestion, Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers and further reduction is using >50GB/month.

Additional plan details

  • Monthly regulatory fees and taxes on your service plan not included in plan pricing.
  • Optional add-ons are available, such as 4G LTE mobile hotspot, FamilyMode, international data passes, and Stateside International Calling.
  • Maximum of 5 mobile internet (Tablet) lines per postpaid account, based on credit class approval.
  • Netflix On Us not included with T-Mobile Essentials.
  • If you switch to T-Mobile Essentials, you'll lose any free/discounted service (add-a-line) promotions, and the plan is not eligible for Advantage Volume Discount, or certain other discounts and credits.
  • If you have an existing device promotion, you will continue to receive your monthly recurring bill credits. You may not be eligible for future device promotions while on a T-Mobile Essentials plan.
  • ONE Plus not available to add to this plan. 
  • This plan is not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our network.

How to get T-Mobile Essentials™

How do I sign up?

Visit a T-Mobile store or call us! If you are new to T-Mobile, call 1-800-TMOBILE. If you already have a T-Mobile account, you can dial 611 from your mobile devices to contact us.

What if I need lines with voice service for my phone?

If you need one or more lines for your phone(s), T-Mobile Essentials™ for Phones can be added alongside your T-Mobile Essentials™ for Tablet lines—just visit a T-Mobile store or give us a call at 1-800-TMOBILE (611 for existing customers). Plus, a discount is available with T-Mobile Essentials™ for Tablets when you also have one or more eligible voice lines on your account.

Full terms

Credit approval, deposit, and $25 SIM starter kit or, in stores & on customer service calls, assisted support charges may be required. Monthly Regulatory Programs (RPF) & Telco Recovery Fee (TRF) totaling $3.49 per voice line ($0.50 for RPF & $2.99 for TRF) and $1.40 per data only line ($0.12 for RPF & $1.28 for TRF) applies; taxes/fees approx. 4-38% of bill.  Capable device required for some features.  Not combinable with certain offers. Switching plans may cause you to lose current plan/feature benefits; ask a rep for details. Max 6 lines. Plan not available for hotspots and some other data-first devices.  Roaming: U.S. roaming and on-network data allotments differ: includes 200MB roaming. High-speed data is US only; in Canada/Mexico, unlimited at up to 128kbps; additional purchase required for data elsewhere. Usage may be taxed in some countries. Service may be terminated or restricted for excessive roaming.  Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our U.S. network. Device must register on our U.S. network before international use. Video streams at up to 1.5Mbps. 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. Network: For the small fraction of customers using >50GB/mo., primary data usage must be on smartphone or tablet. Smartphone/tablet usage is prioritized over Mobile Hotspot (tethering) usage, which may result in higher speeds for data used on smartphones and tablets. AutoPay Pricing for lines 1-6. Without AutoPay, $5 more/line. May not be reflected on 1st bill. 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, Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers and further reduction if using >50GB/mo. On-device usage is prioritized over tethering usage, which may result in higher speeds for data used on device. Review for details. Review Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at for additional information.


T-Mobile Essentials for Tablets: Data speeds prioritized after other T-Mobile plans on the network, but before the small fraction of customers using >50GB/month. Essentials customers who use >50GB in a month will notice further reduced speeds. In either case, the speed impacts should only be noticeable when the network's congested. In-flight texting & data: Capable smartphone required. US-based airlines only.

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