Many agree that traveling to other countries is fun -- well except when you have to deal with roaming charges (which can be often borderline exorbitant). But Tink Labs, a firm from Hong Kong, is offering a solution to this problem -- specifically by providing custom made handsets in hotel rooms around the world specially for travelers. These phones would then come with free data, which means that guests can make full use of them when going online, and yup, not worry about roaming fees.
Project Fi, the wireless service from Google, can already be used by American mobile users when traveling to other countries. By using Project Fi abroad, these users need not avail of international plans that could prove costly. And now, Google is giving Project Fi using travelers even more reason to rejoice by boosting its wireless service’s international data speeds.
For many, summer is the perfect time to go on a trip with friends and family. And if you have already made plans to go to Europe this summer, T-Mobile has something lined up for its Simple Choice customers. If you are one of them, you can get free unlimited speed data, up from the regular limit of 128 kbps. The offer runs from July 1st through August 31st of this year.
For those who are traveling to other countries, going international with one’s smartphone or tablet device can be a bit of a hassle, especially for those who were not able to snag themselves a decent international roaming mobile plan. Indeed, for these users, they often have to rely mostly on Wi-Fi connections wherever and whenever they can find them, or else, swallow international roaming fees, which at times can reach seemingly exorbitant amounts.
Here is some good news for subscribers of Verizon Wireless who frequently travel to other countries. The Big Red has officially announced a new service called TravelPass, which basically allows Verizon customers to be able to make use of their smartphone plan’s voice call minutes, text messaging, and data while going to places outside of the United States. Even those subscribers with unlimited voice call minutes and text messaging inclusions will be able to use take advantage of those wireless inclusions while abroad.
Three of the biggest four wireless carriers in the United States have now added new voice and data roaming options to their respective range of mobile services. The biggest of them all, Verizon Wireless, has decided to to allow its subscribers who are planning a trip to Cuba to use voice, data, text roaming from within the island nation.
T-Mobile recently announced a new expansion of its existing Simple Choice plans. Called Mobile Without Borders, this new feature allows subscribers to use their mobile devices while in Canada and Mexico.
It appears that Google is reportedly discussing with the operator of the United Kingdom's Three and a number of other wireless networks to allow customers to use its mobile services completely free of charge while going abroad.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is siding with T-Mobile, particularly on the subject of making the rules for wireless data roaming clearer. This latest development has the potential of making negotiations of data roaming deals with AT&T and Verizon Wireless a lot more easy for smaller wireless operators.
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