T-Mobile extends roaming privileges until the end of 2016.
T-Mobile always finds a way to put itself in the news. The company has announced that it will be extending free high-speed roaming to postpaid customers until the end of 2016. The original plan was supposed to expire at the end of September.
Specifically, the company says all postpaid customers will be able to roam on LTE at no extra charge in a number of European and South American countries, including Spain, Sweden, UK, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and more.
Of course, not all of T-Mobile's roaming partners in every country support 4G LTE, but the company promises the "fastest available data" in each place.
T-Mobile says that after introducing the promotion earlier this summer to coincide with the Olympics, it saw a 3x increase in data use in those countries — unsurprising when people didn't feel they had to count their bandwidth.
Last month, the company introduced T-Mobile One, a single plan that offers unlimited calls, texting and data to all of its customers. After some criticism around the speed of free tethering, T-Mobile then revised the One plan to include faster free 3G tethering, and the option to add 4G LTE hotspot support and unlimited HD video streaming for an extra $25 per month, per line.
The full list of countries eligible for free, high-speed roaming is:
- United Kingdom
- Easter Island
- French Guiana
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