In another step to distance itself from the competition, T-Mobile recently announced that its Simple Choice customers will now get unlimited international data and texting at no additional cost. Starting the end of this month, anyone signed up for T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan, which starts at $50 for unlimited texting, voice and 500 MB of data, will get new international benefits in more than 100 countries, including Germany, Spain, China and Japan. The change doesn’t include free international calling, but the company did drop the price of those calls to 20 cents a minute. This move is unprecedented in the mobile world. As I’ve written about before, I’ve been gouged by Verizon with fees while using my phone overseas, which – for comparison’s sake – charges $25 per 100 MB when you’re out of the country. T-Mobile has recently set itself apart from its mobile competitors with moves like this. Now it’s up to the rest of the market to catch up.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 15, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).