Oct 9th, 2013

T-Mobile global data coverage

We’re still waiting for T-Mobile’s big announcement in New York, due later this evening. Before anything could even be made official, it appears that T-Mobile’s own site has let the cat out of the bag a little earlier, cluing us in as to what they could be announcing at tonight’s event. According to T-Mobile, the 4th largest carrier in the US will begin offering global coverage in over 100 countries around the globe at no extra cost.

Of course, T-Mobile’s fine print reads that you’ll need to be enrolled in one of their Simple Choice plans and have a global capable device. A pretty big deal for globetrotters who will be available to avoid global roaming fees and pre-paid SIMs. Let’s hope that this is only 1-part of tonight’s announcement, with the other half mentioning more coverage and LTE in more places here at home.


T-mobile has just made Un-carrier Phase 3 official. Starting October 31st, customers on T-Mobile will be able to receive unlimited 2G data and text messages in over 100 countries around the world (T-Mobile estimates 95% of “where people go”). For voice calls, those can be made at 20 cents a minute.

For customers looking for something a little higher speed, there will be more plans for globetrotters looking for 4G.

100MB for $15
200MB for $25
500MB for $50

There is also a $10 a month plan for Simple Choice customers looking to call abroad. The Stateside International Talk and Text plan is “no more” than 20 cents per minute to participating countries. Calls to landlines in 70 of those countries will be free.

T-Mobile also signed a multi-year deal with Shakira to help promote the Un-carrier, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Carly.


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