T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid subscribers who are out of the country for business or pleasure, have unlimited data, the ability to send texts at no extra-charge, and can make phone calls at 20 cents a minute from 145 countries globally. As well as the Bahamas, T-Mobile has expanded to include Haiti, Monaco, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, Sark, Isle of Man, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan.
According to T-Mobile, the most notable aspect of the expansion of the Simple Global feature is that it now includes the Bahamas, “where more than 2 million Americas travel each year”.
“We’ve just made your traveling even easier in 20 more destinations around the world, expanding Simple Global to cover all of Europe and all of South America”, T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere said in a statement. “The carriers have made billions overcharging consumers who just want to stay connected overseas, and we’ve changed all that!” With T-Mobile, travelers no longer have to deal with add-on plans or staggering roaming charges, the carrier announced in a press release on Thursday, September 17. TMUS claims to “un-carrier” are now once again reiterated by extending the Simple global to 20 and more new destinations. It does get better for other supported countries, where the rate is $25 per 100 MB. Last year, less than 1% of T-Mobile’s Simple Global customers paid for a faster data speed, indicating that they find unlimited 2G data acceptable while away from home.
Earlier in July, the mobile network carrier also made calling, texting and 4G LTE data connectivity available for those travelling to Canada or Mexico when subscribed to its Simple Choice plans under its Mobile Without Borders services. And, to avoid those charges, the carriers make customers jump through hoops to tack on global roaming plans that jack up their monthly bill. The carrier’s goal is to bring free worldwide data coverage to its subscribers, which is something its competitors like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have not yet accomplished. With the expansion of Simple Global, announced today, 20 additional countries are now included in the plan.