T-Mobile

Tourist Plan

In-store only - For international tourists traveling to the US

T-Mobile
Bring Your Own Phone
Bring Your Own Phone
Total Price
$30 per 21 days
Data
2GB Full Speed Data
Then slowed (no overages)
slowed to 2G speeds when 2GB has been reached. No overage charges
Calls & Texts
1000 Minutes

Unlimited Messages
Domestic & International Text
Expiry
21 Days
Current Deal
Limited Time Offer! Get a $10 Prepaid SIM Starter Kit and save $15 when you purchase a SIM Card on T-Mobile's prepaid site!
$30
Per 21 Day Recharge
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Plan Details

About this Plan

The T-Mobile Tourist Plan is an individual cell phone plan for use within the U.S. which lasts for 21 days, with no refills and no migration. This plan is only available in-store.

Bring your Unlocked phone

This plan requires you to bring your unlocked, GSM-compatible phone with you to the US.


Features & Benefits

Unlimited International Messaging (in the U.S.)

This plan offers unlimited nationwide and international text to 140+ countries.

No Contract / Credit Check

This prepaid plan is for a one-time use and lasts for 3 weeks. It is not renewable and will expire automatically after 3 weeks of use.

No Roaming/ Long Distance Charges (in the U.S.)

With this plan you won't be charged any roaming or long distance charges to numbers in the U.S. whilst you are in the U.S. Data bucket will be limited to 200 MB when using another carrier's network.

Tethering allowed

You can use your data as a Wi-Fi hotspot at 3G-speeds.

Key Points


Positives

  • No Long Distance Charges (Domestic USA)
  • Able to check my bill from the phone
  • Free voicemail (or included in monthly minutes)
  • No Roaming Charges in USA
  • Bring Your Own Phone

Features

  • Bring Your Own Phone (GSM Network)
  • Included data allowance can be used for tethering

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront
Plan T-Mobile Tourist Plan $30.00
Minutes 1000 Minutes -
Data 2GB at full speed Then slowed (no overages) (slowed to 2G speeds when 2GB has been reached. No overage charges) -
Messages Unlimited (Domestic & International Text) -
Deal Limited Time Offer! Get a $10 Prepaid SIM Starter Kit and save $15 when you purchase a SIM Card on T-Mobile's prepaid site! ($15.00)
Total $15.00

Rates

Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.00 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data $0 per MB

More about T-Mobile

T-Mobile is the third largest carrier of the big four US carriers and the second largest GSM provider, with over 30 million subscribers. The company is owned by international mega-telco Deutsche Telekom, serving as its US wireless operation, and can trace its roots to the establishment of VoiceStream Wireless PCS in 1990.

T-Mobile is known for its competitive pricing structure and superb customer service. In comparison with other providers such as Verizon, it offers great value plans, and since its recent 'unCarrier' makeover, all plans are contract-free. The downside to this is that subsidized phones are no longer offered; T-Mobile customers will either need to purchase their new phone outright, or can opt to make a down payment followed by monthly installments over 24 months. If a customer decides to cancel their T-Mobile service before their device is paid off, they'll need to pay out the outstanding balance before switching to another carrier.

One of the definite pros of T-Mobile is its unlimited data plans. Unlike supposedly ‘unlimited’ plans sold by competing carriers, T-Mobile doesn’t throttle speeds when its customers reach certain download limits, giving it a definite edge. Combined with the comparative affordability of its unlimited plans, it’s a strong lure for customers who love browsing the Web or social networking.

T-Mobile has positioned itself as the Un-Carrier, innovating with such programs as making all their plans 'no contract' and introducing 'early upgrade plans' and many new features in the wireless market, most of which have been copied by their competitors. T-Mobile's recent growth has seen it add more customers than other networks so the Un-Carrier is on to something.

T-Mobile's Network Specs:

  • Technology: GSM
  • 2G Bandwidths (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 1900MHz
  • 3G Bandwidths (UMTS): 1700MHz/2100MHz
  • 4G Bandwidths (HSPA+): 1700MHz/2100MHz

Getting Started: T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans


Fast Facts: T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is one of the "Big Four" cell phone carriers in the United States, a key player in the wireless market. Founded in 1994, T-Mobile USA is helmed by outspoken CEO John Legere. 

  • Network: T-Mobile's 4G LTE network runs on LTE bands 4 and 12. These bands use the frequencies 1900, 1700 def and 700a. For phones using 2G or 3G network technology, the T-Mobile network will primarily use the 1900 MHz frequency.
  • Coverage: At last check, T-Mobile ranked #3 in overall coverage in the U.S. That may change, though, as the company quickly buys up spectrum in previously-uncovered areas. 
  • Where to Buy: T-Mobile products can be purchased online or at one of the company's over 3,500 U.S. stores. 
  • Bring Your Own Phone to T-Mobile: Customers can bring along their unlocked, GSM-compatible phones for service on T-Mobile. Just make sure that the device supports T-Mobile's LTE bands and 3G frequencies; you can check here
  • Tethering: T-Mobile's unlimited ONE plan includes unlimited hotspot data at up to 3G speeds. Customers can add ONE Plus to get unlimited Smartphone Mobile HotSpot data at up to 4G LTE speeds.
  • Prepaid: T-Mobile offers a litany of prepaid plans, and also owns prepaid carrier MetroPCS
  • Taxes & Fees: One of the biggest perks of T-Mobile is that all taxes and fees are included in the price of their plans.


T-Mobile Tourist Plan