T-Mobile announced on Thursday that customers traveling to Europe this summer will be able to enjoy complementary unlimited high-speed data (up to 4G LTE speeds).
The promotion, which starts July 1 and runs through August 31, offers Simple Choice customers unlimited data across all of Europe (except in Andorra, oddly enough). The nation’s third largest wireless provider said customers traveling abroad will get the highest available data speeds across the continent.
T-Mobile also highlighted the fact that texting around the globe is free and voice calls are $0.20 per minute throughout Europe.
Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere said the carriers see your summer trip as the perfect occasion to slam you with insane international roaming charges. Traveling with T-Mobile, he said, lets customers use their phone the way they want without thinking twice.
The free European texting benefit is included automatically for Simple Choice customers meaning this isn’t an opt-in offering.
In related news, T-Mobile is offering everyone – not just its customers – free in-flight Wi-Fi this weekend. Starting Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, passengers on any domestic flight with Gogo Wi-Fi service can automatically get one free hour of Wi-Fi on their smartphone courtesy of T-Mobile.
Legere said they’re offering this promotion to wireless subscribers of other brands to show them what it’s like to be a T-Mobile customer.
Earlier this month, T-Mobile rolled out a new promotion that rewards its customers every Tuesday with freebies and other goodies. Part of that perk (at least, for the first two weeks) was a free medium pizza from Domino’s. The promotion was so successful, however, that the pizza chain couldn’t keep up and ultimately had to pull the offer.
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