T-Mobile doubles the LTE fun and expands free international texting and roaming coverage

T-Mobile doubles the LTE fun and expands free international texting and roaming coverage

Summary: T-Mobile continues to shake up the US wireless industry by offering additional benefits at no cost to customers. Doubling the high speed data for all customers is a great move that can't be beat.


T-Mobile has been my preferred wireless carrier for over 10 years and their latest news just brought huge smiles to my three daughters. All Simple Choice customers will see double the included 4G LTE allotment, from 500 MB to 1 GB per month, starting 23 March for no extra fee.

T-Mobile doubles the LTE fun and expands free international texting and roaming coverage
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With my five lines, I have four with the included 500 MB of 4G LTE, and unlimited snails pace 2G, with my own line allocated for unlimited 4G LTE and 2.5 GB of tethering. The new minimum level gives people double the data cap at these higher speeds. For an additional $10 per month you can get 3 GB of 4G LTE (was 2.5 GB) and for $30 more you can get unlimited 4G LTE with 5 GB of tethering.

I currently pay $20 extra for my 4G LTE and 2.5 GB of tethering and T-Mobile stated I will be able to continue paying that same amount for the same plan. If I want to double my tethering then I can switch to the $30 extra fee, but I don't tethering that much so will be sticking with my $20 cost.

T-Mobile postpaid customers also now get unlimited international texting for over 120 countries at no extra charge. This is huge for those who travel outside the country and moves like this really make T-Mobile attractive to the world traveler who needs to stay in touch with family and friends.

T-Mobile also expanded to seven more countries where roaming is free and calls are only 20 cents a minute. I used to travel with international SIMs and did enjoy those experiences, but having all of this international support from T-Mobile is much more convenient and solidifies my decision to stick with them.

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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Cost?

    Matt: If you don't mind me asking, what is the total cost of your monthly bill for your 5 lines?
  • Too bad their coverage is still deplorable...

    I ended up going back to Virgin Mobile and just jailbreaking my iPhone so I could tether with it. Hopefully VM will eventually allow iPhone 5s and 5Ss to pay the extra monthly charge for tethering, which some of the lower end 3G phones can do. With VM I'm able to drive across multilple states and maintain a strong enough signal to keep an almost uninterrupted XM Radio feed from my PHONE. T mobile is very spotty for me once I hit the interstates, and that's even considering that VM is a lower tier/lower priority on the Sprint network.

    TM still has some maturing to do network-wise.