T-Mobile Expands To 20 New Countries And Destinations

T-Mobile announced that it will be immediately expanding its mobile phone service to an additional 20 new countries and destinations. This not only adds new potential customers to T-Mobile, but it will allow existing users to use service in more places than ever before.

The new nations added by T-Mobile include Monaco, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. T-Mobile also added five destinations including Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, Sark, and the Isle of Man.

"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!"

Now with T-Mobile's Simple Choice service, customers can use unlimited data and texting in 145 countries around the world, including all of North and South America, at no extra cost, while phone calls are charged at a rate of $0.20 per minute.

Compared to Verizon's international data costs, which vary between $25 for 100 MB and $2.05 for 1 MB, T-Mobile's mobile data service is considerably cheaper, making T-Mobile a relatively inexpensive option for users planning to travel to other countries.

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  • Scooter 30
    Maybe they should work on improving their poor coverage here in the states first,just sayin.
  • agnickolov
    It's important to note that T-Mobule is just the USA brand of Deutsche Telecom. It's the parent company that's doing the expansion.
  • MrDontCare
    To bad it's only 2G , just painful.
  • Kahless01
    coverage in the states is well enough if you arent out in the styx. and 2g is certainly better than no data at all when youre in a foreign country and need gps and maps to work so you can get back if you get lost. or railway routes and times. having data and coverage when i was on vacation in europe was extremely helpful.
  • Deadfred
    I moved to T-Mobile because of the great contract-less deal they offered me. But I have found the coverage to be really bad in towns where you'd expect not to be an issue. So common sense tells me that T-Mobile should spend some money on better coverage first. Because it really doesn't matter how many countries you do business in if your quality of service is poor. (BTW: I plan to switch carriers soon because they all now offer some sort of contract-less program, so T-Mobile... fix your service or watch your customers decline.... again!)