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T-Mobile has announced the expansion of its Simple Global coverage to an additional 20 countries to now cover all of Europe and South America. Simple Global is now available in the Bahamas and 145 total countries worldwide, covering more than 90% of the areas that Americans travel abroad each year.

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Simple Global provides Simple Choice postpaid customers with unlimited low-speed data and texting at no extra cost, and flat-rate calls for 20 cents per minute, outside of the United States. It is complemented by Mobile Without Borders, which allows full talk, text and 4G LTE data usage in Canada and Mexico at no extra cost.
"We've just made your traveling even easier in 20 more destinations around the world, expanding Simple Global to cover all of Europe and all of South America," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. "The carriers have made billions overcharging consumers who just want to stay connected overseas, and we've changed all that! Today, we made it even simpler to text, search or keep up on social media in a total of 145 countries and destinations, all at no extra cost!"
Simple Global is now available in these additional countries and destinations:
Caribbean: Bahamas, Haiti
Europe: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey, Sark, Isle of Man
Others: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, KyrgyzstanSimple Global provides a standard data speed of 128 Kbps. No tethering is allowed.

Update: Sprint has also added 33 new countries to Open World, which provides free calling and texting in certain countries and free texting, calls for 20 cents per minute and high-speed data for $30/GB in other countries. The new destinations are listed here and the full list can be found here.

Article Link: T-Mobile Expands Simple Global Coverage to All of Europe and South America
 
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Have they only got one color?

So if I have this right, the 'Mobile without boarders' is depicted by the pink with the boarder around it and the pink without the boarder is, what, mobile with boarders?

Other than that, it does seem simple...
 

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Have they only got one color?

So if I have this right, the 'Mobile without boarders' is depicted by the pink with the boarder around it and the pink without the boarder is, what, mobile with boarders?

Other than that, it does seem simple...

Well, they are #TeamMagenta. Probably could have used something other than full color to depict N. America though. Stripes, perhaps.
 

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Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.
 
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Have they only got one color?

So if I have this right, the 'Mobile without boarders' is depicted by the pink with the boarder around it and the pink without the boarder is, what, mobile with boarders?

Other than that, it does seem simple...
Pink with black border is Mobile Without Borders (just-like-U.S. talk/text/4G LTE data based on your plan).

Pink with white border is Simple Global (unlimited low-speed data/text + 20 cents per minute phone calls).
 

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Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.

Supposedly, they are rolling out more LTE coverage by the end of the year. I've tried them several times now only going back to my old carrier. If their rollout plan is true, I might give them another try in the spring next year. Gonna wait until the thaw though, winters here in Ohio can be pretty rough.
 

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Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.

Unless your a current subscriber, you have absolutely no room to talk. Your one experience doesn't reflect the rest of us.
Also, if you follow John Legere on Twitter and read his blog posts, you can see how much they have been improving.
The biggest problem is the FCC who seem to favor who has the deepest pockets despite their constant corporate tag line of "preventing monopolys" etc...
 

Carlanga

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Have they only got one color?

So if I have this right, the 'Mobile without boarders' is depicted by the pink with the boarder around it and the pink without the boarder is, what, mobile with boarders?

Other than that, it does seem simple...
W out borders is the simple global. It's right there on the legend of the map. Basically if you are inside the black border is the same cost as your normal plan and all pink w out borders you will be charged for phone calls ($0.20) and have free data and txt albeit data is 2g.


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Good guy t mobile. Measuring for AT&T to follow suit. I can dream.
 

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Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.
Well they're doing that too. These days I can drive through most of the Carolinas, including a lot of small towns, and maintain LTE connectivity. That wasn't the case just a year ago. They've expanded quite a bit.
 

BeSweeet

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Well they're doing that too. These days I can drive through most of the Carolinas, including a lot of small towns, and maintain LTE connectivity. That wasn't the case just a year ago. They've expanded quite a bit.

Location, location, location. Can't remember the last time I had real issues going through a small town. And by real issues, I mean a bar or two of EDGE (which is still doable for texts and calls).
 

AlphaGuitarist

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6 million countries and they cannot provide service to a small portion of Central Virginia, Anyone see a problem with this Picture?

Agreed 100%. Instead of offering coverage overseas, they should concentrate on offering coverage in the U.S.
 

gower2352

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6 million countries and they cannot provide service to a small portion of Central Virginia, Anyone see a problem with this Picture?

and pretty much the entire state of West Virginia, yes people there is coverage there in that it is roaming but not NATIVE coverage
 

AlphaGuitarist

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Which is odd, given that they have plenty of spectrum in those areas. Are these mountainous areas? Probably waiting for low-band spectrum if that's the case. Can't blame them for waiting.

I'm actually in NYC. T-Mobile's coverage here is akin to Swiss cheese.
 

AlphaGuitarist

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I'm also in NYC and my coverage has been pretty great in the city and in Brooklyn.

I guess it's a YMMV type of situation. On my block in Bensonhurst, T-Mobile's downstream speed tops out at 0.5 Mbps. A couple of blocks away from the 18th Avenue station, the downstream speed drops to less than 0.1 Mbps. T-Mobile's tech support claims that they show excellent coverage in that area.
 

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Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.
I don't know how phones work in the US, but in the UK if you need to make an emergency call it will simply use another network. I'm sure you'd have the same functionality. Emergency calls are important!
 

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WE travel out of the country pretty often, T-Mobile and their partners are great, No more out of touch in Asia and Europe.
Thanks, T-Mobile.
 

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6 million countries and they cannot provide service to a small portion of Central Virginia, Anyone see a problem with this Picture?

Instead of worrying about global coverage T-Mobile should be concerned with just expanding coverage in their main markets. Minute you step foot in a small town in the US you lose wireless capabilities. I know because I made the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and had to carry ATT phone in case of emergency.

This has been the main reason I have yet to switch to TMob. HOWEVER, the new 6S supports the lower bands used by TMob and that should help resolve a lot of these issues. I bought my 6S for ATT (current carrier) but will play around and see what others say. If the 6S works better and resolves the concerns expressed by these comments, I can see me switching soon.
 
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