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.
This plan requires you to bring your unlocked, GSM-compatible phone with you to the US.
This plan offers unlimited nationwide and international text to 140+ countries.
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.
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.
You can use your data as a Wi-Fi hotspot at 3G-speeds.
|Plan||T-Mobile Tourist Plan||$30.00|
|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)|
|Additional minutes||$0.00 per minute|
|Text messages||$0.00 each|
|Picture messages||$0.00 each|
|Excess data||$0 per MB|
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.
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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.
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