- T-Mobile is offering a promo plan that delivers four lines for $25 each, with 5G included.
- Existing customers can get the Galaxy A71 for free, or half off a Galaxy S20.
- This could encourage Sprint customers to stay subscribed.
T-Mobile is marking the end of the Sprint brand by launching a promo plan that could entice you if youâ€™re particularly cost-conscious.
The newly introducedÂ plan is available starting July 24 and provides four lines on T-Mobile Essentials for $25 per month (plus taxes and fees) if you set up autopay, with 5G data included. This applies to both new and existing customers. Additional lines cost $20 each, up to six lines. The promo will only last for a â€œlimited time,â€� although T-Mobile didnâ€™t say when it would end.
If you need new phones at the same time, you can add a Galaxy A71 to each line for an extra $5 per month.
You arenâ€™t stuck if you prefer to keep your current plan, either. On the same day, T-Mobile and Sprint customers can either get a Galaxy A71 for free or half off the price of a Galaxy S20Â if they both offerÂ a trade-in and accept two years of bill credits.
Not surprisingly, T-Mobile has claimed a price advantage over rivals. It noted that AT&Tâ€™s Unlimited Extra costs $40 per month for four lines, while Verizon (disclaimer: this author also writes for Verizon-ownedÂ Engadget) offers a Do More Unlimited plan for $45 per line across four lines. Thatâ€™s a fair comparison when you need those rates to get 5G data, but itâ€™s worth noting that you can pay $35 per line on both rivals if youâ€™re happy with LTE data.
Itâ€™s not shocking that T-Mobile would make a time-limited offer like this. The carrier wants to keep Sprint customers who just lost their 5G service, and a combination of low-cost plans and devices could keep them from jumping to competitors. This could also temporarily please regulators worried that T-Mobile will hike prices now that Sprint is no longer a threat. The concern, of course, is that T-Mobile might raise prices once the merger is well-established.
Want to get your hands on a 5G T-Mobile smartphone? Here are the best ones available right now.
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- OnePlus 8
- LG V60
- Check pricing: T-Mobile
Is the T-Mobile plan above not right for you? Here are some other carrier deals you should check out.
- The best T-Mobile deals we could find
- The best T-Mobile plans
- The best T-Mobile prepaid plans
- The best Metro by T-Mobile deals
- The best prepaid plans in the US