T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil for 2016 Summer Olympics

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T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil during the entire month of August, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges.

The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States in August, while unlimited texting to over 140 countries continues to be free.


Additionally, T-Mobile will be giving families of U.S. athletes free T-Mobile service and a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Gear 360 camera through October. Those who qualify can email RoamFreeInRio@t-mobile.com to get up to two free smartphones per athlete activated ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.

This is the third major T-Mobile promotion to be announced in less than a month, following free unlimited data throughout Europe this summer and free unlimited data for Pokémon Go for one year. Meanwhile, T-Mobile continues to offer perks such as Binge On and Music Freedom, Data Stash, Carrier Freedom, and Mobile Without Borders.

Top Rated Comments

shareef777 Avatar
59 months ago
Their service may not be the best (still pretty decent for where it's most likely to be used), but customer loyalty/appreciation is something EVERY company needs to take a page out of T-Mobile's playbook. Even Apple.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Loco Emperor Avatar
59 months ago

ZzzzzZzzzzz......

T-Mobile keeps these announcements in order to grab some publicity. In reality, none of them offer much. When one examines the average income of T-Mobile subscribers they find that those that can afford to travel to Brazil aren't the typical T-Mobile customer. Thus, they're giving this offer to very few and it costs them very little. But it does allow them to grab headlines which in turn brings in new business, largely from those with zero plans to go to Brazil and will not benefit from most of these announcements.

This screams ignorance and elitism. Lmao
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ck2875 Avatar
59 months ago

Great news for T-Mobile customers travelling to Brazil

The not-so-great news for T-Mobile customers traveling to Brazil: They're going to Brazil.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
59 months ago
ZzzzzZzzzzz......

T-Mobile keeps these announcements in order to grab some publicity. In reality, none of them offer much. When one examines the average income of T-Mobile subscribers they find that those that can afford to travel to Brazil aren't the typical T-Mobile customer. Thus, they're giving this offer to very few and it costs them very little. But it does allow them to grab headlines which in turn brings in new business, largely from those with zero plans to go to Brazil and will not benefit from most of these announcements.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will do good Avatar
59 months ago

ZzzzzZzzzzz......

T-Mobile keeps these announcements in order to grab some publicity. In reality, none of them offer much. When one examines the average income of T-Mobile subscribers they find that those that can afford to travel to Brazil aren't the typical T-Mobile customer. Thus, they're giving this offer to very few and it costs them very little. But it does allow them to grab headlines which in turn brings in new business, largely from those with zero plans to go to Brazil and will not benefit from most of these announcements.

I fly over 2,000,000+ miles, Platinum for life. I'm a T-Mobile customer, I like to have free data and text where ever I land.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eastcoastsurfer Avatar
59 months ago

I plan to do some traveling across europe over the next year and a half. I'm curious to hear your experience on T-Mo coverage across Europe and how good/bad the 2g data is. Additionally, have you ever tried FaceTime Audio/Skype/other VOIP while in Europe to avoid the 20c/min? Is the data just not fast/reliable enough?

I found TMO coverage good where I have been in northern, central, and eastern Europe. The 2G speed is fine for maps, internet, fb, trip advisor, etc... It's probably not good enough for FaceTime, but Europe has tons of wifi. I've been on busses between small towns in Croatia that have wifi for example.

If you have wifi, Facetime, Google video, etc... all work fine.

The way TMO works internationally is just the way all cell phones should work. TMO would have to really mess up at this point to lose me as a customer.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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