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Unlimited texting to any Simple Global country from the U.S. now free, even for prepaid accounts

It's hard to deny that T-Mobile is enjoying the positive effects of introducing and iterating on its Simple Choice no-contract plans. This is going to be another interesting month for the carrier, as on March 23rd T-Mobile is increasing data allowances for all of its customers automatically without increasing prices on any but the highest tier plan.

T-Mobile's basic Simple Choice plan at $50 per month will give you 1GB of high-speed data (unlimited at 2G speeds, of course), double what is currently offered. Additional lines still cost just $30 for the second line and $10 for additional lines thereafter, each having the same 1GB of high-speed data. Any line can spend another $10 monthly and get 3GB of high-speed data, up from 2.5GB previously. A new option will give data-hungry customers 5GB of high-speed data for a $20 upgrade instead (that's $70 monthly now instead of $50).

But of course the truly unlimited plan isn't going away. T-Mobile will still let you use as much high-speed data as you'd like, along with 5GB of tethering (up from 2.5GB) for $30 additional each month per line — this being the one slip-up as it's actually $10 more expensive than its predecessor. Just as before, all plans give you access to all of your high-speed data for tethering or hotspot as well.

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Further, T-Mobile is also expanding its Simple Global initiative by including international texting to any country for free. Previously its plans only covered texting when you were roaming in other countries, but now the street goes both ways — a huge deal for friends and family who travel internationally regularly. T-Mobile's international roaming now includes seven more countries — 122 in total — and international texting to international numbers will also make its way to prepaid accounts on April 26th.

The best part about this all is that you don't have to do a single thing to be moved to the new, higher tiers of service. Every customer will automatically switch over to the higher data buckets, with current $70 truly unlimited customers being given the option to stay with their plan or bump to the $80 plan for 5GB of tethering.

Source: T-Mobile