T-Mobileâ€™s One plan is even more useful if youâ€™re traveling overseas.
Beginning later this month, the number of countries and destinations with unlimited data and texting on the Un-carrierâ€™s network will grow from 140 to 210. Itâ€™s an expansion for Simple Global, the initiative making it affordable to use your mobile device outside the United States. Along with that, youâ€™re still getting low-rate calling for $0.25 per minute.
The Un-carrier also introduced a major overhaul for its international pass. Aside from making the pass cheaper, T-Mobile is making it more capable. Now you can roam the world without breaking the bank to get standard service.
Because this is T-Mobile, the magenta-loving carrier created a chart showing exactly why it has the best pass around:
The international traveler should prefer this pass over the competitionsâ€™ offerings. Verizon and ATT donâ€™t have as many countries covered, and their passes are much more limited despite the higher prices. T-Mobile asks for $5/day while the other two major carriers raise the daily fee to $10 but drop nearly half the destinations.
For $10/day, Verizon will give you the same 512MB of high-speed data. The issue, however, is that youâ€™re stuck with the talk and text allowance from your domestic plan. So you could rack up fees without knowing until itâ€™s too late. ATT, meanwhile, matches your domestic planâ€™s data and goes unlimited on talk and text. Youâ€™re still paying more money for less coverage, though.
T-Mobile also jumps ahead of both competitors because you may not need its international pass. If youâ€™re on the One plan, you get unlimited 2G data and texting. That wonâ€™t get you very far, but itâ€™s better than pay-as-you-go rates.
Traveling outside the United States soon? The Un-carrierâ€™s new-and-improved Simple Global layout goes live on July 22. All the new countries are added on that day, and T-Mobile will sell the pass on August 1.