1. PB_H's Avatar
    I think this is great, I have a unlocked Lumia 810 so I could buy a Vodaphone SIM good for 900 min unlimited text and 500MB of data that included the free Vodafone EuroTraveller which covers most of Europe. If I were staying a month it would be great but I'll only be staying 12 days and I won't be making 900 min of calls and at 15 /$24 ?...
    I'd be using data more and with TM it would be unlimited and at 20C per min I wouldn't expect to use more than 50 min. So for that 10 days I'd add only $10. to my monthly $50 simple plan and have unlimted data and with a Vodaphone SIM I'd have to configure my phone for DATA and reading other threads it not always go smoothly and some US travelers never have a data connection.

    T-Mobile, the U.S. arm of Deutsche Telekom and the No. 4 wireless carrier in that country, announced last night a novel new plan that gives customers unlimited global data and texting "at no extra charge."

    "Today's phones are designed to work around the world, but we're forced to pay insanely inflated international connectivity fees to actually use them," chief executive John Legere said. "You can't leave the country without coming home to bill shock."

    Here's the thinking: Americans take about 55 million trips to destinations outside the U.S. each year. (About a third of all Americans carry a valid passport.) If U.S. customers use their phones abroad the way they normally do at home, their costs would run to $1,000 per day. So they don't: 40 percent of customers turn off data completely.

    T-Mobile wants to crack this market, a mix of business and recreational travelers. Though the company is staking moral high ground on the issue—"The industry's been charging huge fees for data roaming, but what's most surprising is that no one's called them out," Legere said, feigning incredulity—it's really using it as a market differentiator compared to the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world.

    The new "Simple Choice" plans, which begin on October 31, involve the aforementioned unlimited data and texting as well as a "global flat rate" of 20 cents per minute for voice calls while roaming overseas. The new rates ($50 for one line, $80 for two, $100 for four) apply in 100 countries, from the U.K. to China.

    Will it work? T-Mobile certainly has momentum in its corner. The carrier's bid to use its sizeable presence in the prepaid (a.k.a. no-contract) market to upgrade those customers to more conventional postpaid services—which are more lucrative—has resulted in growth numbers the company hasn't enjoyed for years.
    10-13-2013 03:50 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    They should work on their coverage first, left them just over a month ago because of their crap coverage at home and work. And buying a payg SIM card works just as well, no huge bills to come back to.
    10-13-2013 03:59 PM
  3. PB_H's Avatar
    They should work on their coverage first, left them just over a month ago because of their crap coverage at home and work. And buying a payg SIM card works just as well, no huge bills to come back to.
    Thanks but unless you're in Europe AND I didn't ask about coverage (if you didn't notice, I didn't)
    if you want to start a thread about that be my guest.

    Again:
    T-Mobile's big pitch: unlimited data, texting worldwide ??? - what do you think about this, not coverage or updates or Amber or storage or...
    We all have horror stories but I didn't ask about horror stories about US T Mobile.

    And in Europe I'm sure TM will be connecting to Deutsche Telekom's towers when roaming so connection will be good.
    Last edited by PB_H; 10-13-2013 at 04:35 PM.
    10-13-2013 04:18 PM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    That's exactly my point. Their poor home coverage negates the advantage of their global roaming because the service you will be getting most of the time will be bad. Home coverage is part of the equation as well as roaming.
    10-14-2013 04:12 AM
  5. PB_H's Avatar
    That's exactly my point. Their poor home coverage negates the advantage of their global roaming because the service you will be getting most of the time will be bad. Home coverage is part of the equation as well as roaming.
    Do you know that as a fact, as in you've experienced their new...oh that's right you couldn't have...it's not the 31st and you're here in USA...
    just another case of a T Mobile hater venting.

    I've experienced it being a TM customer for 7 years and international traveling I had no trouble connecting in New Zealand, Australia and Germany the last few times I was there and used roaming, I just didn't want to pay $2.00+ a min for calls.
    Last edited by PB_H; 10-14-2013 at 02:31 PM.
    10-14-2013 02:15 PM

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