Updated: Oct 14, 2020
There is a catch, the 4% APY is only available to T-Mobile and Sprint Customers. See below for more details.
T-Mobile MONEY offers their customers a fee-free, high interest, and mobile-first checking account.
T-Mobile MONEY is FDIC insured and has no monthly fees, no minimum balance fees, no overdraft fees, no transfer fees, and no late payment fees.
The T-Mobile Money accounts are in partnership with Bank Mobile.
What is T-Mobile MONEY?
T-Mobile MONEY is a checking account that pays everyone 1.00% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) on all balances. Benefits for everyone include:
No monthly fees.
No overdraft fees.
Access to 55,000 no-fee ATMs (more no-fee ATMs than Bank of America, Chase, or Wells Fargo).
FDIC-insured, secure banking, with 24/7 support, all from the convenience of your phone.
Where the 4% APY comes into play!
T-Mobile customer perks
While anyone can use T-Mobile MONEY, T-Mobile and legacy Sprint customers with qualifying wireless plans in the continental US, who deposit $200 each month, get the following extra perks:
4.00% APY* on balances up to $3000 when you deposit $200 each month, with 1.00% APY for anything over that balance.
Got-Your-Back Overdraft: Once $200 has been deposited in a single calendar month, you won’t be declined for up to $50 in overdrafts as long as you bring your bank account to a positive balance within 30-days.
On every wireless line: Every line on your wireless account can potentially sign up for a T-Mobile MONEY account and be eligible for customer perks. (The line holder must be an individual; perks are not available for business or government entities.)
Anyone - new customers, existing customers, and even non-T-Mobile wireless customers are all welcome!
If you're interested:
Sign up online at the T-Mobile MONEY website: www.T-MobileMoney.com.
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Additional Banking Features:
Mobile check deposit
Easy money transfers in from external accounts
Deposit cash at participating merchants
Direct deposit setup
Free money transfers to external accounts
Send a check
Send money to a friend
Debit card with EMV chip
No-fee Allpoint® ATM network (over 55,000 ATMs worldwide)
Mobile wallet compatibility (Apple Pay,* Samsung Pay, Google Pay)
FDIC-insured up to $250K
24/7 customer support
Fingerprint and Face ID login
Debit card disabling