2. T-Mobile - Best for 5G Data
What We Like Most:
- 55+ plans tailored to seniors
- No long-term contracts
- 5G coverage
- Free Netflix subscriptions on some plans
Cost: Starting at $27.50 per line for unlimited talk, text, and data
Normally, T-Mobile plans start at $90 per month for two lines; however, seniors can take advantage of special discounts. If you’re 55 or older, you can get the same unlimited two-line plans for nearly half the price.
The Essentials 55 plan from T-Mobile sports the largest 5G network in the nation as well as famously good customer service. For $27.50 per line ($55 total), you get two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data as well as a few bonus features. These include 3G mobile hot spot data, 2G data in Canada and Mexico, international texting, and a free caller ID system to alert you of scam calls.
For even more premium data and extra features like Netflix and Apple TV Plus subscriptions, as well as a AAA membership, you can opt for the Go5G 55 ($40 per line) or Go5G Plus 55 ($50 per line) plans. For those looking for those extra features, T-Mobile offers unbeatable 5G coverage for two-line plans. Just note that we found hidden taxes and fees for the Essentials plan as well as slower data speeds than advertised at the monthly data caps.
To learn more about these plans, read our full rundown of T-Mobile’s senior plans.
- Unlimited talk, text, and data
- Discounts for multiple lines
- Great customer service
- No annual contracts
- Can be used abroad
- Maximum of two lines on the cheapest plan
- No talk-only plans