Entering Uncarrier 3.0, T-Mobile has unveiled a new global policy for its customers: free global coverage in 100 countries. Plans to launch the service will be launched later this month, on the 31st, but as far as it is known now, this only applies to postpaid subs on the Simple Choice Plan.
As John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile has detailed for today’s event, support of the 100 countries includes Anguilla to Vietnam– at no additional charge to the customer. This meaning that customers with qualifying plans won’t need to sign up or pay for basic service, and that data speeds in those 100 countries would be equivalent to 2G.
However, those of you who don’t want to put up with the slow data speeds can opt for a day pass at 100MB for $15, one week and 200MB for $25 or two weeks and 500MB for $50. In order to preserve the rational of the system, only travelers can take advantage of free plans, with each period abroad being no longer than six weeks, and during a three-month period, six weeks must be spent in the US.
As the event moves around, and concert go-ers get ready for Shakira, this will be quite an event.