In the US most of the carriers seem to be doing the same old repackaged ideas except for T-Mobile US who has really made a splash in the benefits it offers to customers. Today T-Mobile announced their new un-carrier move, Mobile without borders that will let you use your device in both Mexico and Canada as if you were still in the US. The feature will go live July 15th. But wait, before you go crazy using your device abroad make sure your plan includes it, see the details below.
What you get:
- Simple choice plans include coverage in 3 countries, US, Canada and Mexico for the same price
- Unlimited calling to and from the US to any number including mobile phones (Mexico and Canada)
- 4G LTE data (Mexico and Canada)
- Included at no extra charge
- Music freedom and Wi-Fi calling
- Use of data stash will be allowed later this year
New customers will automatically get this features with the simple choice plans both prepaid and post pay. Existing subscribers can add this feature to their plan online, over the phone or T-mobile stores. For those who are grandfathered to a plan and don’t want to change to a simple choice plan can add this feature for $10 a month which is much better than having to pay hefty roaming charges. For now only those two countries are included on the list. T-mobile also states businesses can add this feature to 10 business lines at no extra charge, and then $1 per line after that. The outspoken T-Mobile CEO known for his colorful language beat AT&T to the punch when they announced that they will be launching a unify service by buying networks in Mexico. It seems that T-Mobile took a different approach by partnering with existing providers instead of buying them out. The carrier also announced a preview of their Q2 numbers stating they added 2.1 million subscriber which is an impressive growth for the company.