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T-Mobile has announced that qualifying Simple Choice postpaid customers will automatically receive free unlimited data at up to 4G LTE speeds throughout Brazil until September 18, enabling visitors to celebrate the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro without worrying about roaming charges.

The carrier is also offering free calls within Brazil and to the United States until September 18, while unlimited texting to over 140 countries remains free.


Additionally, T-Mobile continues to offer families of U.S. athletes free T-Mobile service and a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Gear 360 camera. Those who qualify can email RoamFreeInRio@t-mobile.com to get up to two free smartphones per athlete activated for the 2016 Rio Games.

The promotion previously ran until the end of August for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Article Link: T-Mobile Extends Unlimited Data and Calling in Brazil to 2016 Paralympic Games
 

Glassed Silver

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Net neutrality concerns aside I LOVE listening to this man.
Also a very charismatic guy, a real joy to watch his videos. I watch them even though they don't affect me.

Only gripe with his content is that I always get jelly over here in Germany, his parent company should take some notes ffs...

Glassed Silver:mac
 
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Rob198612

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My one complaint and probably the only reason why I haven't switched to T-Mobile is when I want to upgrade my iPhone I have to pay it full price.i have to go to the T-Mobile website to upgrade. I like to order my phones directly from Apple. with AT&T I can do the next payments
 

Willf1987

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T-Mobile user for 3 years, now with AT&T. Best move I've done. T's cellular reception is so crap in the semi-rural areas it's not even funny.
 

doverlock

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May 30, 2007
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Switched to T-Mobile right before my 2 week trip to Europe. Man, it was really handy having LTE when trying to navigate. No regrets!
 

-LikesMac-

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Just switched to T-Mobile at the beginning of this week, after being with AT&T for so long. Really do love all the deals that they give (net neutrality concerns notwithstanding).

That said, I feel that they should spent more time and effort towards improving and expanding their network coverage at this point. It wouldn't be as flashy for ads but at the end of the day T-Mobile's a cellular network service. Being able to Binge-On YouTube doesn't matter much if I don't have the network for it! :)
 
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iMi

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Might be making the switch to the Un-carrier very soon. Checked coverage and it seems great by my house. My work is a little iffy, but there is WIFI. Plus I would save $80 a month on a family plan :cool:

I run a business from my phone and travel internationally. I save $100's of dollars a month. It's awesome when you land in another country and get a text letting you know that you have unlimited internet, unlimited texting and calls back home will be $0.20 a minute or free with WiFi calling. No sim card swapping. No services to purchase. The phone works worldwide.

No reception issues outside of rural areas. In fact, I drop fewer calls now in Chicago area versus AT&T. Indoor reception has improved a lot lately. You can't go wrong.
 

garylapointe

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My one complaint and probably the only reason why I haven't switched to T-Mobile is when I want to upgrade my iPhone I have to pay it full price.i have to go to the T-Mobile website to upgrade. I like to order my phones directly from Apple. with AT&T I can do the next payments

Apple has no-interest payment plan. (You might have to get AppleCare with it, but they charge you monthly).
 

baypharm

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Providing free phones and service to olympian families is very generous of t-mobile. I don't see other carriers stepping up to the plate and doing something nice for families. Samsung is giving away free Galaxy S7 Edge phones to all 12,500 olympians. I think that is very commendable and certainly deserves recognition.
 
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GrumpyMom

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When I heard the rumor that T-Mobile was going to offer BOGO on the Note 7, I was excited because it meant my husband and I would both be able to get the Note 7.

But while I was trying to watch the Samsung Unpacked event on my iPad, I could not get the live feed to work at all on my wifi. I could not get it to work at all over the T-Mobile data connection on my IPad. The only reason I was able to see the live stream at all was because I turned off the wifi to my AT&T iPhone SE and watched it over AT&T's LTE. And I had been testing T-Mobile coverage using my IPad and it's atrocious nearly everywhere I go. I do live in a semi rural area where even AT&T coverage was weak until they built a tower up here two years ago.

That's what made me feel a bit iffy about the decision to go with T-Mobile. But then the Note7 preorders started and it was AT&T that was out of the starting gate with the sweetest deal--free Gear S2 4G capable watches for both my husband and me, and an almost BOGO deal to open two new lines. We also could have gotten those new lines on Unlimited data plans, too, if we had decided to sign up for Direct TV.

T-Mobile is an exciting company and I appreciate how they are challenging the stodgy old companies to step up their game. But they really need to beef up their coverage. And keep on offering deals that match or surpass what competitors are doing. When I look closely, a lot of their great sounding deals don't really offer me anything I need. Or are very limited in duration.
 

Rob198612

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Apple has no-interest payment plan. (You might have to get AppleCare with it, but they charge you monthly).

i like how i can pay ahead of time to be upgrade eligible i don't know how that works with apple also they run my credit every year i have heard.
 

Deelron

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T-Mobile user for 3 years, now with AT&T. Best move I've done. T's cellular reception is so crap in the semi-rural areas it's not even funny.

For my semi-rural area (I live in the tail end of suburbia, everything a couple minutes to my south are farms) and it's either bad, or fantastic, depending what device we're using in the car. My older phone does not support Band 12, and my wife's SE does. Hers is better then when were with AT&T a year ago when we are out there and mine is awful.

Of course it helps that according to Open Signal T-Mobile is the best in my area, YMMV.
 

chaines

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I was recently in the US from Canada and I bought a prepaid T-mobile tourist sim card. Worked out to around $45 CDN from $30 US. Its true, rural reception sucks with T-mobile, and when you do have it, its mostly EDGE. EDGE doesn't exist in Canada anymore. In Canada I'm either connected with LTE or 3G. Either American cell companies suck or Canada has a really good cell network. And I'm from BC too, so our reception is quite limited. And in the last year, the government forced Rogers and Telus to share towers, so now I have reception almost anywhere using the Rogers-EXT network. Over all, I wasn't that impressed with the cell service in the US. I expected more considering 10X the population.
 
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