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T-Mobile unveiled a new offering that will provide global data coverage allowing users to access their data plan in over 100 countries at no extra charge (via Engadget). CEO John Legere has been hinting at the announcement on his Twitter account in recent days: “Today is the day! The day we change the way the world uses their phones!”

This new plan will allow Simple Choice customers to get unlimited 2G data and texting in supported Simple Global countries. Voice calls on the plan cost $.20 per minute for in-country calls. There are no extra fees for this service, as it is included in all Simple Choice plans automatically.

The “un-carrier” also announced a few other changes to its plans, including a new international talk and text option from the US to all other Simple Global countries. That will cost an additional $10/month and include $.20/minute voice calls and unlimited texting. Adding this option to your plan will also enable unlimited calling to landlines in over 70 Simple Global countries for free.

Finally, T-Mobile announced that its 4G LTE network is available nationwide and reaches over 200 million potential customers.

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5 Responses to “T-Mobile unveils global data coverage in 100 countries at no extra charge”

  1. I actually saw this on their website. I didn’t know it was early news, Or I would have take a screenshot also.
    I wondered when I clicked on ‘Learn More’ because It didn’t take me anywhere.

  2. I commend Tmobile for their boldness and forward thinking with this plan. I see a future where we roam for free all over the world without worry.

    With that said, this is a pretty safe bet for tmobile cause it has the fewest customers of the big four and even fewer customers going to take advantage of this. So, at least at this moment in time, this strategy probably won’t hit their bottom line too much.

  3. 2G only… Better than nothing.
    Also, there are countries where $10 will buy you a SIM card with enough credit for a week long vacation and couple GB’s of data. Obviously you’ll need an unlocked phone.