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.
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.
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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...
John's the man. Must be driving Ralph nuts...
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...
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.