T-Mobile is promising to bring unlimited LTE data to this summer’s highly awaited Olympic games happening in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Indeed, the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States has announced that it will provide postpaid subscribers under any Simple Choice plan with unlimited high speed data, as well as voice calls and text messaging absolutely free of charge, while they are attending the 31st Olympics in the Marvelous City.
John Legere, chief executive officer of T-Mobile, has revealed as much via the wireless carrier’s blog. Legere went on to explain that that latest offer effectively gets rid of all roaming charges while subscribers are in Brazil. Moreover, all voice calls made within the country and to the US, as well as global text messaging, are all free of charge.
As for existing subscribers of any one of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plans, they need not do anything in order to avail of the Rio 2016 Olympics special offer. Once they arrive in Brazil, the perks of the deal will automatically be made available to them.
To further sweeten this promotional deal, T-Mobile is planning to provide free mobile service to the families of all American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic games. On top of that, they also get a free SamsungGalaxy S7 Edge device, plus a free Samsung Gear 360 camera through October of this year. Before the 2016 Olympics kicks off on August 5th, family members of US athletes can get up to a couple of free handsets per athlete.
One could say that the Rio 2016 Olympics has definitely made wireless carriers more competitive. Before T-Mobile, another major US wireless carrier, AT&T, had actually announced a new roaming plan for the Olympic games about a month ago. In AT&T’s deal, its subscribers now get the option of adding the AT&T Passport Brazil Summer Package to their postpaid plan. This package offers a gigabyte of cellular roaming data for use while in Brazil, as well as unlimited data use at over one thousand Wi-Fi hotspots.
The wireless carriers are not the only ones riding the Olympics fever. A few days ago, Samsung has officially launched its Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic variant for a price of $850. However, the South Korean tech giant is only releasing 2,016 units of the device for consumers. The device also comes with the Rio Olympics 2016 mobile app, which provides users with data on event and game schedules, sports arenas and venues, and real time information on game results, medal tallies, and other updates.
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