T-Mobile has a 30 GB hotspot plan for $10 a month, though the company isn’t promoting the package.
T-Mobile on August quietly rolled out a new hotspot plan that gives customers access to high-speed data for only $15 a month, or $10 with the autopay discount. According to internal documents reviewed by The Mobile Report, the plan includes 30 GB of data, which is reduced to 600 Kbps after the limit is reached. Customers can stream videos at up to 4K UHD.
This plan gives consumers who only want to connect one device a budget-friendly option for high-speed internet without signing up for a voice plan or other internet packages.
T-Mobile’s cheapest hotspot plan is less expensive than other carriers. While Verizon also has a plan for $10, it only offers 15 GB of data and also requires customers to have a voice line. Without a voice line, a Verizon hotspot costs $90 for 100 GB. AT&T has a 15 GB plan for $25, or 50 GB for $50 a month, and also requires a voice line.
The plan is available to new and existing U.S. and Puerto Rico customers on the Basic Mobile Internet Plan.
A voice line isn’t required, but customers must supply or buy their own hotspot device. T-Mobile does not include any device discounts for this plan. The 30 GB plan works with connected laptops or Chromebooks with an on-device connection with the option to share data with other devices through a mobile hotspot. For tablets, T-Mobile recommends using the Magenta Business Tablet or Magenta Business Tablet Plus plans with an additional hotspot.
T-Mobile’s 30 GB hotspot plan doesn’t come with a Price Lock Guarantee, so that low rate could go up over time. Customers who want to sign up should verify any active promotional deals they have won’t expire by adding this new data plan.