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Old 03-04-2021, 02:13 PM   #1
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T-Mobile Essentials $60/mo. unlimited phone/text/50GB data Thoughts?

What are your thoughts about this plan? It also includes Unlimited @ 3G speed.
https://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-...R17333&lines=1
I only need 1 phone/plan.

I'm thinking I can tether my phone to my laptop when I want to. Not to watch videos but surf the net.

I'm thinking a basic phone plan costs $25, so I'm paying $35 for the data.
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Hotspot on the Essentials plan is only '3G' speed. That has no official meaning, rather is pretty much whatever the carrier wants it to be but for T-Mo is 512k, which is pretty slow.

You might as well get Visible for $25 at have unlimited tethering at 5 mbps. This is subject to deprioritization on busy towers but even at worst you'll do better than 512k.
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Hotspot on the Essentials plan is only '3G' speed. That has no official meaning, rather is pretty much whatever the carrier wants it to be but for T-Mo is 512k, which is pretty slow.

You might as well get Visible for $25 at have unlimited tethering at 5 mbps. This is subject to deprioritization on busy towers but even at worst you'll do better than 512k.
I just checked out that Visible site. I think I'll go with that and join a party to get the $25.
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I prefer the postpaid TMobile Magenta plan.
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