T-Mobile’s new international plans are so appealing I’m considering a switch back from Verizon…provided the international data service actually works…
Last year, I switched from T-Mobile to Verizon after experiencing 1.) poor data coverage in “free” countries, 2.) dropped calls in Los Angeles, and 3.) generally poor tethering from my iPhone.
Since I switched from T-Mobile to Verizon, all those problems have gone away. And I certainly pay a premium for it…my bill has doubled and when I go overseas, I drop $10/day for 500MB of high speed data.
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But since I left, T-Mobile has introduced or enhanced a number of international data plans:
- $5/day – 512MB of high-seed data and unlimited calling in Simple Global countries
- $35 – 5GB of high-speed data and unlimited calling for 10 days in Simply Global countries
- $50 – 15GB of high-speed data and unlimited calling for 30 days in Simply Global countries
- $50/month – unlimited high-speed data + 5GB of high-speed tethering in Simple Global countries
The 5GB and 15GB plans were just announced last week.
One frustration I had was that I always had trouble activating the $5/day plan, which was the only option available when I left T-Mobile. I’m hearing that has improved.
I was loyal to T-Mobile for a decade and would love to go back. I like their cheaper pricing (and CEO) and for that am willing to put up with outsourced call centers.
But I’m not quite ready to make the move. My wife is still on T-Mobile and the so-called “free” international data plan (limited to 2G/Edge speeds) continues to colossally fail her every time she visits her family in Germany. As in, she cannot load anything or even receive iMessage. And if the problem is her iPhone, that’s a big problem…because neither of us is going to switch phones.
I would not hesitate to return to my “first love” under the right circumstances. I’m encouraged by the new international data options offered by T-Mobile. For now, though, I’ll watch and wait…my homecoming will be predicated upon sustained, positive reviews from many T-Mobile users.