T-Mobile Expands Simple Global Coverage to All of Europe and South America

by

T-Mobile has announced the expansion of its Simple Global coverage to an additional 20 countries to now cover all of Europe and South America. Simple Global is now available in the Bahamas and 145 total countries worldwide, covering more than 90% of the areas that Americans travel abroad each year.

SimpleGlobalMap
Simple Global provides Simple Choice postpaid customers with unlimited low-speed data and texting at no extra cost, and flat-rate calls for 20 cents per minute, outside of the United States. It is complemented by Mobile Without Borders, which allows full talk, text and 4G LTE data usage in Canada and Mexico at no extra cost.

“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,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “The carriers have made billions overcharging consumers who just want to stay connected overseas, and we’ve changed all that! Today, we made it even simpler to text, search or keep up on social media in a total of 145 countries and destinations, all at no extra cost!”

Simple Global is now available in these additional countries and destinations:

  • Caribbean: Bahamas, Haiti

  • Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, Sark, Isle of Man

  • Others: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

Simple Global provides a standard data speed of 128 Kbps. No tethering is allowed.

Update: Sprint has also added 33 new countries to Open World, which provides free calling and texting in certain countries and free texting, calls for 20 cents per minute and high-speed data for $30/GB in other countries. The new destinations are listed here and the full list can be found here.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
62 months ago

Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.

Unless your a current subscriber, you have absolutely no room to talk. Your one experience doesn't reflect the rest of us.
Also, if you follow John Legere on Twitter and read his blog posts, you can see how much they have been improving.
The biggest problem is the FCC who seem to favor who has the deepest pockets despite their constant corporate tag line of "preventing monopolys" etc...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
62 months ago
They just keep going and going....
John's the man. Must be driving Ralph nuts...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
62 months ago

Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.

Well they're doing that too. These days I can drive through most of the Carolinas, including a lot of small towns, and maintain LTE connectivity. That wasn't the case just a year ago. They've expanded quite a bit.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
62 months ago
Have they only got one color?

So if I have this right, the 'Mobile without boarders' is depicted by the pink with the boarder around it and the pink without the boarder is, what, mobile with boarders?

Other than that, it does seem simple...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
62 months ago
I am currently in Europe for three weeks and having TMo as my carrier has saved me a TON of money, not to mention the added convenience of not having to buy a local SIM. Now add to that free WiFi calling to the US (thank you hotel, Starbucks, and random apartment with open WiFi) and you have the best deal possible.

As for the domestic coverage I will say this: this summer my wife and I traveled America for 40 days going down the east coast to Key West, across the south to San Diego, "locally" to Grand Canyon, Zion, Vegas, San Francisco, down on the CA1, then back to the east coast via Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska... all the way back to Philadelphia. I used my TMo phone (iPhone 6) for navigation and it only started losing native TMo signal (even going for long stretches without any service) in West Texas, so after we passed the Dallas/Austin line going to New Mexico. From there we were in no service country or roaming most of the time if too far off the main highways or towns (US roaming from TMo sucks... you only have 50MB included and you use them up in one address lookup), but hey, we had full TMo coverage pretty much everywhere else (even in Oatman, AZ!). My wife has an iPhone 5 and she had bigger signal issues, so I will definitely get her the 6S to deal with that. Back home in Philly signal strength is great and indoors we have WiFi, so no need. Again, that iPhone 6S will solve her signal issues.

All in all we would not consider any other carrier. TMo is the best deal for us for now, and it's getting better every month.
We can live without fancy rural area coverage.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
62 months ago

Yes, they should continue to improve coverage domestically; I occasionally have issues with that myself when I drive.

BUT and this is a BIG BUT, coverage in other countries is not a gimmick. It has saved me hundreds and it is immensely helpful at times to not have to buy a local SIM card with a different number. It's damn useful to hit the ground running in a foreign country with your data and SMS working immediately. Imagine your same telephone number following you around the globe. What a concept, huh?

Seconded. I'm currently traveling from country to country and both my iPhone and iPad have access to the cell towers without needing to switch SIMs in each and every country. Coupled with wifi calling and I'm able to call, text, iMessage, web browse, and get directions for free. My coverage in the US is also rather good with only a couple pockets where I've had trouble. However, this is usually when I'm in a densely populated area inside a building so I'm thinking the 6S will help in those situations. I must say that T-Mobile coverage was a bit spotty about two years ago, but have had little trouble since. Once I venture out into the sticks, the coverage is much poorer, but I simply roam and have no issues. All of this for $80/month.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Doubles the Price of RAM Upgrade on Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Saturday May 30, 2020 4:00 pm PDT by
Apple today doubled the price for upgrading the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, with customers in the United States now being charged $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB compared to the previous $100 upgrade price. Similar increases are seen in other countries, such as moving from €125 to €250 in Germany and from £100 to £200 in the United Kingdom. Current pricing on RAM upgrade for ...

Tim Cook Addresses George Floyd's Death and Ensuing Protests and Riots as Apple Temporarily Closes Some U.S. Stores

Sunday May 31, 2020 8:04 pm PDT by
Amid unrest in numerous U.S. cities following last week's killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared an internal memo with employees (via Bloomberg) addressing the pain that many are feeling and urging others to commit "to creating a better, more just world for everyone." Cook also announced that Apple is making donations to several groups challenging...

Apple's First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display Will Become 'Obsolete' in 30 Days

Monday June 1, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
If you are still hanging on to a Mid 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and require a new battery or other repairs, be sure to book an appointment with a service provider as soon as possible. In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that this particular MacBook Pro model will be marked as "obsolete" worldwide on June 30, 2020, just over...

Top Stories: macOS 10.15.5, New Powerbeats Pro Colors, iPhone 12 and 13 Rumors, and More

Saturday May 30, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
This week saw an interesting mix of news and rumors on the Apple front, led by the release of macOS 10.15.5, which brings a new battery health feature to newer Mac notebooks, while we also saw the official announcement of new colors for the Powerbeats Pro earphones. On the rumor front, we heard a few tidbits about not just this year's iPhone 12 but also next year's iPhone, while we saw...

8 Mac Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know

Friday May 29, 2020 12:36 pm PDT by
There are tons of hidden features and shortcuts for Macs that Apple has built into macOS over the years, ranging from shortcuts to keyboard commands to other little hacks to make Mac usage just a bit simpler. In our latest YouTube video, we highlighted several of these tips and tricks, and some of them might just be new to you. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Tr...

6.1-inch 'iPhone 12' Production to Begin in July Ahead of Other 2020 Models

Monday June 1, 2020 2:36 am PDT by
Volume production of Apple's forthcoming 6.1-inch "iPhone 12" models will start in July-August ahead of the rest of the company's flagship iPhone lineup this year, according to a new report by DigiTimes. Apple is widely rumored to be launching four new ‌iPhone‌ models in the usual September or October timeframe, although supply constraints and delays in production ramp-up could cause a...

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1 With Fixes for Recent 'unc0ver' Jailbreak Vulnerability

Monday June 1, 2020 9:58 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1, minor updates that come a little over a week after the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.5, major updates that brought the Exposure Notification API, FaceTime changes, mask-related unlocking updates and more. The iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings >...

Apple Introducing New Internal USB-C Diagnostic Tool

Sunday May 31, 2020 7:26 pm PDT by
Apple is introducing a new internal USB-C Diagnostic Tool as a successor to its existing Serial Number Reader, which can be used to both collect a device's serial number directly from its logic board and test power on a device itself. Image via Giulio Zompetti With only a Lightning version previously available, images have surfaced of a new USB-C Diagnostic Tool (UDT) that appears to be known ...

Powerbeats Pro Debut in Four New Colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue

Friday May 29, 2020 10:00 am PDT by
Following a couple of leaks in recent weeks, Beats today is officially announcing four new colors for its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new earphones will go on sale June 9 and sell for the same $249.95 price as the existing color options. Aside from the colors, the new Powerbeats Pro models are otherwise identical to the...

Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Supplemental Update With Security Fix

Monday June 1, 2020 10:56 am PDT by
Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.5, the fifth update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was released in October 2019. The supplemental update comes a week after the release of the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update. ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.5 is a free update that can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System...