Mobile Essentials is a new rate plan that’s launching August 10th

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The plan lacks any fancy add-ons like worldwide data access or unlimited mobile hotspot, and instead focuses on what most people care strongly about. Interestingly, T-Mobile said it will throttle Essential customers during times and in places with heavy network demand.

It's virtually useless (and often times more costly), however, if you only need the basics and that's where T-Mobile's new Essentials plan comes in. Essentials includes unlimited talk, text, and 2G data when roaming, but only in Canada and Mexico. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Mobile hotspot is actually included in the plan, but it is limited at 3G speeds. "T-Mobile Essentials is a plan for people who predominantly use their phone domestically", the carrier says, pointing frequent travelers in the direction of T-Mobile ONE instead. These prices do include autopay. Without the latter, each line will be $5 per month more. This one costs less than the others, but also offers less.

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T-Mobile may have said last week that they had no current plans to increase pricing on their unlimited offerings, but that doesn't mean they won't continue to make changes. Also, despite being advertized as an unlimited plan, throttling still hits after you pass over 50GB of used data in a month. If you'd like to upgrade to 4G LTE mobile hotspot, you can pay $10 per month to get 10GB at LTE speeds. It offers unlimited talk, text and smartphone data.

Having more options is always a good thing, and that's what T-Mobile Essentials gives T-Mo customers. The price of T-Mobile One Plus will also be increasing, going to $15 per month for a single line. For a family of 4, that would be $120/mo or $30 per line.