If you're like me, wandering the globe and forgetting to turn off your mobile data connection is enough to get the ulcer juices flowing. T-Mobile had another Un-carrier event tonight in New York City, and announced that you'll get "unlimited" data with no additional charges in 100 countries. Yes, they're countries you've heard of and might likely visit, and not island nations that only geography buffs have heard of. Oh, and unlimited texting is included too. That's a pretty impressive move, T-Mobile!
Here's some info direct from T-Mobile:
"T-Mobile tonight announced that itís expanding the home data coverage for most Simple Choice customers to include more than 100 countries, at no extra charge. Starting Oct. 31, these Simple Choice individual and business customers automatically get unlimited data and texting in more than 100 Simple Global countries worldwide, and they will only pay a global flat rate of 20 cents per minute for voice calls when roaming in the same countries. Eligible customers on T-Mobileís popular Simple Choice plan wonít have to activate anything or pay an extra monthly fee.
Calling rates while traveling overseas aren't that impressive at 20 cents per minute (my AT&T rate averages 10 cents/minute). But for those of you who are in the US calling folks abroad, T-Mobile has a $10/month package that will still cost you 20 cents per minute to mobile phones outside the US, but calling landlines is free and unlimited!
The company announced tonight its new Stateside International Talk & Text feature for discounted calling and texting from the U.S. to all Simple Global countries. Customers never pay more than 20 cents a minute to any number in any Simple Global country, including mobile to mobile. Calls to landlines in more than 70 of these countries are unlimited and included at no extra cost. Unlimited texting is also included to all countries. Stateside International Talk & Text is available to most Simple Choice customers for just $10 a month.