Tag Archives: roaming

MetroPCS adds Cuba to World Calling Add-on

News from the prepaid side this afternoon, as MetroPCS has announced that it’s adding another country to its World Calling add-on. The $10 add-on now includes Cuba. For those unfamiliar, the $10 World Calling add-on is available to any MetroPCS customers on the $50 or $60 plans. For ten bucks you get the following: While You’re in the U.S. · Unlimited calling to land-lines in over 75 countries · Unlimited mobile texting to … [read full article]

Croatia and Paraguay added to Simple Choice international roaming

T-Mobile’s list of countries supported by the free international roaming – as part of Simple Choice – continues to grow. Android Police noticed that Paraguay and Croatia are now included. Since launch, the list of supported countries, where you can get unlimited texting and 2G data roaming free of charge as part of  your Simple Choice plan, has now grown to over 120. Oddly, Vietnam has been removed from the list, and it would seem … [read full article]

FCC agrees with T-Mobile’s request for clearer data roaming rules

Earlier this year, T-Mobile petitioned the FCC to make changes to its data roaming agreement guidelines. Complaining that the Commission’s current rules are too vague, and could lead to companies like AT&T charging smaller carriers exorbitant amounts for national data roaming. It was a move which saw the backing of the Competitive Carriers Association, Sprint and a number of other smaller carriers. AT&T actively defended the current rules, claiming … [read full article]

AT&T unhappy with T-Mobile’s attempts at clarifying roaming rates

In a blog posted yesterday evening, John Marsh from AT&T outlines the company’s opposition to T-Mobile’s attempt at changing roaming regulation. And that’s not surprising. No matter which party is right or wrong, AT&T seemingly always opposes every change the Un-carrier tries to make. Whether that’s making spectrum auctions more fair, or “clarifying” roaming rate regulations. At the heart of this complaint is T-Mobile’s request to the FCC just a few months … [read full article]

GCI and T-Mobile strike LTE roaming deal

GCI Wireless, the Alaska-based carrier has announced that its LTE network has been given a huge extension thanks to a new roaming deal struck with a T-Mobile. The agreement will provide all of GCI Wireless’ customers LTE coverage should they decide to visit any of the other states. No financial details were revealed. “GCI is committed to meeting the growing technology needs of Alaskans, and now our capabilities of providing top data speeds … [read full article]

AT&T: T-Mobile’s data roaming proposal would “violate the Telecommunications Act”

T-Mobile recently put forward a petition to the FCC asking it to rewrite data roaming rules. But AT&T has called the proposal unlawful. T-Mo’s initial petition calls for the FCC to ensure that US data roaming agreements between larger and smaller carriers are fair. In the words of T-Mobile’s original proposal: The Commission adopted the data roaming rule because it found that providers require access to data roaming in order to … [read full article]

T-Mo customers using 28 times more data internationally than before

Just 8 months ago T-Mobile pulled a fantastic Un-carrier phase out of its proverbial bag. By offering free roaming abroad, T-Mo got rid of one of the biggest restrictions on international travelers. And the data shows it’s working. This morning T-Mobile announced some key figures showing just how successful the international roaming phase has been. Customers are calling 3 times more, texting 7 times more and using 28 times more data than they … [read full article]

Briefly: The 7 countries being added to Simple Choice Global International roaming list

As you read here towards the end of last week, T-Mobile’s making some changes to its Simple Choice plans. They include more data, Stateside international texting and more countries have been added to the included international roaming. The list now includes 122 countries, instead of the previous 115. Those countries/principalities are as follows: Afghanistan … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s new eSIM launched, aims to cut down international costs for connected machines

In the consumer market, T-Mobile’s been taking giant strides towards revolutionizing the traditional market approach taken by carriers. One of its so-called ‘Un-carrier’ moves was to abolish roaming charges for its Simple Choice customers in the latter half of last year. Users could travel to 100 different countries and be able to text and use data (EDGE only) and not be charged a single cent for doing so. Today, it’s moved further to … [read full article]