T-Mobile Bucks Another Crazy Mobile Phone Trend: Dumps International Roaming Charges
from the well,-look-at-that dept
T-Mobile's response isn't to just lower the international roaming fees, it's to get rid of them completely, replacing them with free data access in most countries, and relatively cheap phone calls. The free data plan is fairly slow, but you can upgrade to pay for a faster plan at non-crazy rates (about $15/day -- which is actually less than many hotels charge for WiFi). While other mobile carriers have "international plans" it looks like, even if you're paying up for the "higher levels" of service, T-Mobile's plans will come out significantly cheaper than any competitor.
I'm not sure my brain can process the idea of a mobile phone company that doesn't suck and focus on customer disservice over customer utility.