T-Mobile Gets Rid of International Roaming Fees, Shaming Competitors

John Legere, CEO and President of T-Mobile USA, makes an announcement during an event about new contract pricing on March 26 in New York City Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images

T-Mobile really seems to get what people hate about their wireless carriers. Contracts. Limits on trade-ins. Outrageous international roaming rates. After taking aim at the first two, the company that calls itself the “uncarrier” has now declared its intent to undermine the profits its competitors squeeze from Americans traveling abroad—a topic that reliably produces horror stories that can strike fear in the smartphone-toting jetset. On Wednesday, T-Mobile said it was getting rid of international data roaming fees altogether and offering a simple, cheap plan for international voice service.

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