T-Mobile US’s new “Mobile Without Borders” Offers Americans An Alternative to Travel SIM Cards

We cover a lot of travel SIM cards here on TruTower, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be the source of the best savings for you every single time you step foot outside your country borders.

Case in point, T-Mobile US’s new Un-carrier Amped initiative known as “Mobile Without Borders,” which was unveiled by the fourth-largest wireless carrier in America this morning.

Simply put, Mobile Without Borders offers T-Mobile US customers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, all without extra cost on newer plans. For promotional and old plans, the feature costs $10 per month.

T-Mobile describes the plan like this:

Beginning July 15th, calls to, from and between the U.S., Mexico & Canada ? whether mobile or landline ? are included in our latest plans at no extra charge. And, when you’re in Mexico & Canada, you’ll use 4G LTE data straight from your Simple Choice 4G LTE data plan. Now, wherever you call, wherever you travel in Mexico & Canada, your phone just works— like at home. It doesn’t matter whether you’re calling Mexico City from Toronto or Tallahassee—it’s now all part of your plan. Get off a plane in Puerto Vallarta, Poughkeepsie or Prince Edward, and you’ll have the same outstanding Un-carrier experience. Zero ridiculous calling rates, zero jacked-up data rates, zero hoops to jump through. And, as always, you get all the other Un-carrier benefits like Music Freedom and Wi-Fi calling and texting. You’ll be even able to tap into your Data Stash in Mexico & Canada starting later this year.

This isn’t the first time T-Mobile US has changed the game for US wireless travelers. Back in 2013, the Washington-based carrier unveiled free 2G international roaming plans for globe trotters. This latest move by the carrier, however, makes it difficult for some travel SIM cards to cater themselves to U.S. based travelers who are looking to go to Canada or Mexico.

  • kevin

    Awesome Uncarrier Amped move, thanks T-Mobile and John Legere. Looking forward to Uncarrier 10.0 and 11.0! 😀

  • rianne

    It’s 2G roaming for Europe though, still prefer travel SIM cards for the faster data, even if it does cost a little more.