T-Mobile today announced it’s unleashing summer travel, giving customers unlimited high-speed data, up to 4G LTE speeds, throughout Europe all summer long. Also, for those travelling this weekend, T-Mobile announced it’s giving absolutely everyone – including Verizon and AT&T customers – a full, free hour of Wi-Fi on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights.
On top of that, T-Mobile today announced that Un-carrier customers can roam worry-free in Belize starting July 1st. Belize is joining the long list of 140+ countries and destinations where Simple Choice customers get unlimited data and texting and low, flat-rate calling while travelling abroad.
“The carriers see your summer trip as the perfect occasion to slam you with insane international roaming charges. When you travel with the Un-carrier, you’ll never come home to surprise overages or crazy fees,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, in a statement. “Travel with T-Mobile, and you can use your phone the way you want to without thinking twice! Share every fantastic moment and don’t pay a penny more for your data!”
Far and away the single most popular overseas travel destination every summer is Europe, where more than 2.5 million Americans are expected to vacation this summer. So, starting July 1st all the way through August 31st, T-Mobile’s giving Simple Choice customers unlimited high-speed data across all of Europe** – all at absolutely no additional cost – so you can share, Skype, snap and scope every moment of your European holiday. Customers get the highest available data speeds wherever they travel across the continent. And, as always, texting is free around the globe with T-Mobile, and calls are just 20 cents a minute throughout Europe and a host of other destinations.
If a Verizon customer used their phone normally during a two-week holiday in Rome, they could come home to upwards of $2,730 in international roaming fees. If you travel with T-Mobile, your phone just works – exactly like it should – at exactly $0 extra for unlimited data and texting. And the best part? Customers don’t have to lift a finger to get these Un-carrier benefits. All of which makes T-Mobile the only choice for summer travel.
Starting this Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, passengers on any domestic flight with Gogo service can automatically get one free hour of Wi-Fi on their smartphone, courtesy of T-Mobile. That’s a free full hour coming and going on every flight with Gogo service—more than 33,000 flights this weekend alone.
While this offer for everyone flying this weekend ends Sunday at 11:00pm ET, T-Mobile customers will always enjoy free messaging and texting all flight long, plus a full free hour of Gogo Wi-Fi on your smartphone on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights, courtesy of T-Mobile. For more information on what it’s like flying with T-Mobile, visit www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-in-flight-wifi-texting-uncarrier.
For more information about travelling with T-Mobile, check out www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/roaming.
* Seasons can’t actually be sponsored. But, if we could, we’d totally sponsor summer. Yea, we’d sponsor the hell out of it.
** Except Andorra. Apologies to the proud people of Andorra!
Qual’g postpaid service required. Device & coverage impact experience and speeds, which vary. Charges may apply for calls to other numbers or countries; premium-rate numbers not included. No tethering. Unlimited talk & text features for direct communications between 2 people in 140+ countries and destinations. Service may be terminated or restricted for misuse or excessive roaming; you must reside in the US and primary usage must occur on our US network. Standard/non-promotional Simple Global data speeds approx. 128 Kbps. Gogo requires Wi-Fi capable smartphone.
Source: T-Mobile US, Inc.
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