I’ve never quite understood why it’s so darn expensive to bring your smartphone overseas. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that there are different carriers and networks involved, and there could be some hidden taxes in mix. Or maybe carriers are just jerks, assuming they can get away with soaking cash-rich international travelers with insanely expensive fees.
One major carrier is shaking up the international roaming status quo: T-Mobile. The company has announced that starting October 31, Simple Choice individual and business customers will be able to enjoy unlimited texts and data while roaming internationally to one of the over 100 countries in the plant at no added charge. Voice calls, meanwhile, will be charged a flat rate of 20 cents.
T-Mobile’s new pricing is absolutely unreal once you take a look at what its competitors charge – one international trip could literally lead to a $1,000 phone bill…
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