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T-Mobile Extends Free Unlimited 4G LTE Data Roaming Scheme For Travelers

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T-Mobile started an exciting plan for its subscribers during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, where it was offering free LTE data to postpaid customers traveling to Brazil.

The network operator later extended it till the Paralympics and most of the offers, including for people traveling to Europe, or those whose subscription has expired or are about to in end September. However, T-Mobile is set to change that and has revealed that it will be extending access to free unlimited high-speed data to Dec. 31, 2016 for those traveling overseas.

On Sept. 28, T-Mobile announced its new plans for customers traveling to 19 European and 14 South American countries.

"Starting October 1, the Un-carrier is giving customers unlimited high-speed data throughout South America and 19 European countries until 2017. T-Mobile postpaid customers get the fastest available data roaming speeds up to 4G LTE at no extra cost," notes the carrier.

So thanks to this offer, all postpaid customers of T-Mobile will be able to take advantage of LTE on roaming at no additional charge. The European countries where travelers can benefit from this scheme include Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Russia, Portugal and more.

While previously, the T-Mobile offer only included Brazil, it has now added several South American countries to the list, such as Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and more.

So come Oct. 1, if a T-Mobile postpaid customer is traveling to any of the destinations then there will be no extra charge for their data usage. What's more, while normally T-Mobile offers 2G speeds as part of its free roaming deal, this offer gives subscribers access to faster 4G LTE speeds.

The carrier's CEO and President John Legere has revealed that this is what set the network operator's Un-carrier apart from rivals.

"I've always thought roaming limits were nuts. So when we found a way to expand our free summer data offer, I said 'Hell yeah!'" says Legere.

Subscribers to T-Mobile will not only get free data access, but also unlimited texting thanks to the carrier's Simple Global initiative. For those looking to make phone calls, be prepared to shell out 20 cents per minute as part of the Simple Global. This pricing is valid in more than 140 countries worldwide.

So when traveling for business or leisure to any of these destinations, getting hold of a T-Mobile SIM would be the wise thing to do — at least till Dec. 31, 2016.

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