Boomers can get two unlimited lines for only $55/month from T-Mobile

Boomers can get two unlimited lines for only $55/month from T-Mobile
If you're 55 or older, T-Mobile has a new unlimited wireless plan for you. The carrier announced today that starting tomorrow, it is launching T-Mobile Essentials Unlimited 55. Two lines are $55/month (with autopay) for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data. Subscribers also can participate in T-Mobile Tuesdays, take advantage of unlimited 3G hotspots and view streaming video at 480p (SD). The plan allows you to text when out of the country, and use 2G data in Canada and Mexico.

Yes, those 55 and older are no longer using feature phones with huge buttons and limited capabilities. And with the addition of Essentials Unlimited 55, T-Mobile now has three unlimited plans for those born in 1964 or earlier (which of course is the year that the Beatles first came to America). The Magenta Unlimited 55 plan is $70/month for two lines with autopay. This plan adds 3GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data, 1-hour of inflight Wi-Fi, and 5GB of 4G LTE data in Canada and Mexico. The Magenta Plus Unlimited 55 plan is $90/month for two lines with autopay. This bumps video streaming to 1080p (HD), adds unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi, Netflix on US and 20GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data.


With all three plans, users who consume more than 50GB of data during the month could have their data speeds throttled. But this only takes place during periods of network congestion.

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7 Comments

2. RocketDoc

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

The Essentials plan doesn't include taxes and fees, so the savings over Magenta are less impressive. And for people who only need one line, it's $40 plus taxes and fees vs. $50 for Magenta, so Sprint's Unlimited Kickstart is a better deal if that works for your needs.

3. civicsr2cool

Posts: 272; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

nice of phonearena to use a derogative word to describe elderly people..

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Today the internet learned boomers is a derogative term.

6. schwiz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2019

55 isn't elderly lol wtf

5. schwiz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2019

Actually 55 is GenX now!! Boomers start at 60.

7. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

A guy who honestly looks like he hasn't slept for god knows how long using "Boomer" in a headline.

8. RocketDoc

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

"Boomers" is the word Legere and T-Mobile used, so it seems logical to use it in summarizing the announcement. And it's accurate, according to US Census Bureau definition; 1964 was officially the last year of the post-WWII population ramp in the USA. But as more pass on and fewer immigrants that age arrive, the "Millennials" became the largest living population cohort sometime between 2015-19. Maybe next year T-Mobile will make some more changes as "Generation X" starts to reach 55; the oldest have already been eligible for AARP discounts since 2015. A better discount for a single line would be nice.

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