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From the most expensive international roaming plans to the cheapest, in an instant

T-Mobile just keeps plugging away at its "UNcarrier" revolutionizing of the company, and the latest development is a new take on international roaming. The so-called third phase of its UNcarrier branding is going global, and it means that customers with a new Simple Choice plan from T-Mobile will be able to take their device from country-to-country without incurring serious roaming charges.

The new coverage will be available starting October 31st, and will offer unlimited data and texting to any Simple Choice plan customer in any of the over 100 "Simple Global" countries around the world. International roaming voice calls are getting better, too, with a new flat rate of $0.20 per minute in any of the same Simple Global countries.

It's a big change from T-Mobile's previous stance on international roaming, which was horribly expensive by any measure — costing somewhere around $10 to $15 per MB used abroad previously.

Moving beyond international data roaming, T-Mobile is also making it easier for folks in the U.S. to keep up with their friends and family internationally. A new "Stateside International Talk & Text" feature will cost $10 per month for Simple Choice customers and offer discounted calls and texts from the U.S. to all Simple Global countries. Customers will never pay more than $0.20 per minute to any number in any Simple Global country, unlimited texting is included to any of the countries and calls to landlines in more than 70 countries will be unlimited at no additional cost.

Source: T-Mobile


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T-Mobile to offer data roaming in 100 countries at no additional cost [updated]


I applaud you T-mobile. This may seem like lost money, but I see it as customer incentive to switch if you travel. which will make more money in the long run.

Just so you know, data speed is limited to 2g, so don't expect to watch YouTube in front of the Eiffel Tower on T-Mobile.

The original article said it was probably 2G. My question is how many of these countries even have 2G anymore? I assume a good portion of these countries are in Europe. Do they still use significant amounts of 2G technology?

Of course, the majority of the 2g infrastructure hasn't changed over the years. Everywhere that has phone signal will have 2g.

And if not, there's always throttling...

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"Data at up to 2G speeds"
Meaning 2G is the max you'll get and could get stuck with 1X or nothing. Sounds like a great emergency travel plan, nothing else.

Hello... I have a question. I have a simple choice plan from tmobile back in nyc but im in vacation in lima , peru. How can I make calls to family menbers back in ny and can I receive calls from someone in the us if they call me just regularly.

Hello... I have a question. I have a simple choice plan from tmobile back in nyc but im in vacation in lima , peru. How can I make calls to family menbers back in ny and can I receive calls from someone in the us if they call me just regularly.

If you're in front of the Eiffel Tower, chances are you'll have better things to do than watch youtube vids on your phone.

But I switched to you to have a GMS carrier that I could take the SIM out when I travel!! And now you do this? /s

Yet another reason to switch to T-Mobile.

I swear, I must've read thousands of comments over the past couple months of people announcing their switch to T-Mobile, so they must be doing something right and/or people are finally tired of overpaying.

T-Mobile's next quarterly earnings report should be interesting. p/E++

Canada please. Going to visit Van Couver soon and it would be great to use my phone there.

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Ooooooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo......that's where I wanna go....way down to Kokomo

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Here's the thing though: The Bahamas ISN'T on the list!!! We're right between Florida and Turks & Caicos, talk about hop, skip and a jump!

its funny you say that about those countries when in many areas in a developed country like the US you cannot get ANY phone signal, and the fact that in the US they were calling DC-HSDPA 3G as 4G says it all.

I would tell you to get over and get a life if you think those countries are better and more advance then the U.s. Then you should really consider in moving there !
This country has a lot to offer if you work hard , Vs those third world Countries where you work for only Cents an hour and have no Rights what so ever !
Prime example Rumania !
And many Latin Countries .
So be grateful to be here and if you are so unhappy to be here then go back wherever you came from !
I hate when people talk BS about the U.s. And yet they still here milking the System .

Love the news going to Jamaica in Dec. also just requested my unlock code would be good for my friends who don't know I'm not here they can still reach me.

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What the What! Ecuador! Just for that I'm swithching next April. I was just there and my Sprint CDMA/GSM Note II (yes, it has both bands) was mostly turned off so I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg to use. Then again, I'll act surprised when I see the other "guys" follow suit.

Assuming he was paid to speak well of Samsung or T-Mobile just makes you a douche.

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Glad that TMobile is continuing to set the standard for the other big carriers to follow. Soon, everyone will ha e something similar. Thanks T mobile, for driving the redefining of carriers forward!

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Texting anyone anywhere (in the included countries, which is pretty much anywhere) from anywhere is included

I was hoping that there was going to be an announcement that they were expanding the network and getting rid of 2g. Oh well.

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Once they can get everything refarmed, they can start shutting down their old EDGE network and replace it with HSPA+ and/or LTE.

And by the way things are happening, that will happen on the 12th of never. They're going to keep concentrating on the densely populated areas and forget the rural areas for now.

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Unfortunately I'm kind of stuck with VZW due to a fam/gov't plan but wtg Tmo for putting the pressure on the Big Boys

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I hope this includes Small Business and Business Simple Choice plans. Then I can drop the $15 150 MB North America add-on I just purchased after converting my line to a Small Business line to be able to take advantage of this. This is huge, I always wondered why T-Mobile, being an international company, didn't offer better international roaming options. Unlimited texts while roaming internationally, with $0.20 per minute and free data will negate the need to swap SIM cards. Bravo

Seems like T-Mo is making us get out of the chained networks /restrictions.Great Going!!!! Bravo......

This is incredible and I hope Verizon and AT&T choke on it. I wish they would have included Afghanistan. With a soon to be deployed son this would have been nice. Still great news though!

They offer wifi calling. worked great for me while i was deployed and recently when my wife was deployed.

I'm confused. Does this mean I can take my T-mobile phone to my moms house in the country side and use 2G data all I want without roaming charges.She lives in the outskirts of town and I always have roaming turned off on my phone.

Here's the scoop on 2G coverage. And it also looks like they're going to make sure someone actually LIVING abroad doesn't misuse this service. And believe me, I was already thinking of it :). If it was actually offering 4G and unlimited use, it would make it significantly cheaper than the plans I can buy in Switzerland...

Simple Choice International Service: Additional charges apply in excluded destinations; included destinations subject to change at T-Mobile’s discretion. Qualifying postpaid Simple Choice plan and capable device required. Taxes additional; usage taxed in some countries. Voice and text features for direct communications between 2 people. Communications with premium-rate (e.g., 900, entertainment, high-rate helpline) numbers not included and may incur additional charges. Calls over Wi-Fi are $.20/min; texts over Wi-Fi are $.20 each. Coverage not available in some areas; we are not responsible for the performance of our roaming partners’ networks. Data at up to 2G speeds. No tethering. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our U.S. network. Device must register on our U.S. network before international use. Service may be terminated or restricted for excessive roaming or misuse.
International Data Roaming: Some devices may transmit and receive data without any user action, which may result in unexpected charges when you travel internationally. Some services that are free of charge when used domestically may incur charges when roaming internationally.

Source: T-Mobile Website (when I try to give the link it calls me a spammer)

I am excited for what the other networks come with softbank especially

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Verizon is going to announce a similar plan to counter T-MOBILE.

The only difference is that their plan will charge you $25/MB for data, $.50 per SMS, and $1.50/min for voice and then let you pay it off in 24 monthly payments :)

Yeah. But still. You get to use it. And unlimited texting from there too at no additional cost. It's one of the big problems with international travel on phones. Sure while it isn't 3G or LTE, it's much better than nothing. Up to the other guys to add the same or better if they want to.

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This move by T-Mobile is great! Everyone has that fear of coming home from a wonderful vacation to a horrific roaming cell phone bill! I've learned my lesson a looooong time ago! LOL Whenever I travel to the Bahamas which is usually 4-5 times a year. I rent a Bahamian Smart Phone or Mobile Hotspot from www.pocketwifibahamas.com. The process is seamless they mail you the device prior to your vacation date and you send it back to them when you get back from vacation. Too Easy! NO worries about Roaming ever and you get access to Facebook, Twitter, Email, Etc while on vacation! :)