T-Mobile Gets Rid Of Borders With Free Calling And Data In Mexico And Canada


T-Mobile wants its users to make the most of its Simple Choice subscription by making the service accessible even in Mexico and in Canada.

The company is prepping up to launch Mobile Without Borders, which, as the name implies, will allow customers to use their T-Mobile phones in both countries with no added roaming fees for the services. These include making calls, sending text messages and using network data. Likewise, customers who are in the U.S. can call numbers that are registered in Canada and Mexico with no additional charges.

The new feature, which is part of T-Mobile's Un-carrier campaign, is said to cater to U.S.-based customers who find themselves traveling every now and then to Mexico and Canada and also to those who may have family and friends staying in the two countries. T-Mobile wanted to offer a more affordable way to keep people connected and give them a better option that would help them avoid hefty roaming charges.

"Calls to, from and between the U.S., Mexico & Canada — whether mobile or landline — are included in our latest plans at no extra charge," said T-Mobile. "And, when you're in Mexico and Canada, you'll use 4G LTE data straight from your Simple Choice 4G LTE data plan."

T-Mobile added that the new feature will be available to both prepaid and postpaid customers of the Simple Choice plan. New customers are getting the feature automatically. Existing customers who are not keen on leaving their current plan can simply add Mobile Without Borders to their plan and pay $10 a month for the service.   

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that the move was made possible after the company partnered with "the number one and number two carriers in Canada and Mexico." He even made mention of Donald Trump in a comment, perhaps riding on the public's sentiments over Trump's recent statement concerning immigrants from Mexico.

"Even if Donald Trump wants to put a wall up [on the Mexican border], the wireless coverage will work seamlessly."

Legere added that the new Mobile Without Borders plan will become available to customers beginning on July 15. Customers ought to know that coverage of the plan includes 30 cities in Canada and 100 in Mexico. These include the most populated regions in each country.

T-Mobile now has almost 59 million customers. The number was revealed during the company's informal announcement of its financial performance for the second quarter. During this period, the carrier said that it gained a whopping 2.1 million customers. T-Mobile will reveal the full Q2 2015 results on July 30. 

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