Beginning on Thursday, January 25th, the number one mobile operator in America will be allowing subscribers of its Go Unlimited plans to make phone calls as well as send text messages to Canada and Mexico, plus be able to enjoy access to data when traveling to those two countries.
Via an official statement in its website, the third biggest mobile operator in the country is announcing that it has decided to limit LTE roaming for its subscribers traveling to Canada and Mexico starting on November 12th. The cap will be at 5 gigabytes each month, and while it is true that T-Mobile will not be charging for overages, mobile users will have to expect connection speeds as sleepy as 128 kbps if they go beyond the 5 gigabyte limit per month.
Subscribers of Sprint can now pay for mobile service that their loved ones or contacts can use in Mexico and El Salvador. The major US wireless carrier has accomplished this by joining forces with Movistar Mexico and Movistar El Salvador, which are both ran by telecoms giant Telefonica. Specifically, this new program from Sprint lets its existing customers who are subscribers of eligible postpaid plans to pay for a family member’s, relative’s, or friend’s Movistar mobile plan as long as that person is based in either Mexico or El Salvador.
There is no denying it -- winter has come. And for most people, now is the perfect time to go on a holiday to someplace exotic and warmer than usual. Sprint is giving its customers more reason to celebrate with a new announcement they recently made. With the announcement, they are giving their customers a chance to take advantage of their Unlimited Freedom plans all the way to the Caribbean.
Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) FreedomPop has decided to team up with Dish Mexico in order to start providing free wireless services in Mexico. If this partnership proves to be a successful model, the carrier is looking to replicate its success in other mobile markets as well. Dish Mexico is owned by Dish and MVS Comunicaciones and is game in collaborating with FreedomPop in bringing free voice calls, text messaging and data access to Mexican mobile users. FreedomPop is tasked with overseeing the operational side of the partnership at the same time powering the mobile service, while Dish will take care of the distribution and customer service, and provide local expertise.
AT&T has just revealed that it has added new Mexico and Canada roaming services for subscribers on some of its existing smartphone plans. Those who are subscribed under the AT&T Unlimited Plan, they can expect to be able to soon enjoy their plan’s voice calls, text messaging, and data inclusions in and between Mexico, Canada, and the United States, absolutely free of roaming fees. And beginning on May 20th of this year, subscribers can have the option of adding the Roam North America service to their Unlimited Plan without having to worry about any additional charges, either through the MyAT&T portal, or by making a phone call directly to the wireless carrier.
Customers of MetroPCS, a prepaid subsidiary of major US wireless carrier T-Mobile, can already make use of their mobile devices just like home when visiting the country of Mexico. But just this week, the mobile services provider has decided to extend its service to the nation north of the United States border via its latest North America Unlimited add-on.
A few days ago, industry leader Verizon Wireless announced TravelPass, a new service that basically lets customers be able to take advantage of their smartphone plan’s voice call minutes, text messaging, and data while to territories outside the United States. Now, the Big Red’s biggest rival, AT&T, has also decided to boost its current international features on its existing Mobile Share Value plans.
The four biggest wireless carriers in the United States -- Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- have decided to help all of its subscribers affected with Hurricane Patricia by completely waiving all fees for international voice calls and text messages between the US and Mexico. Even though the damage caused by Hurricane Patricia was not as bad as initially projected (thankfully, there were no fatalities reported), there is no doubt that a vast number of mobile users based in America are concerned about the wellbeing of their family and friends situated in Mexico.
AT&T is restructuring its data plans, and even adding other special privileges in order to keep up with the recent upgrades by its rivals Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Indeed, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States recently introduced new Mobile Share Value plans, which will go live on August 15th of this year.
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