Roaming

T-Mobile’s Simple Choice now covers Mexico, Canada

If you travel frequently to other North American countries for business, chances are you always get a jolt when you receive your mobile phone bill because of the huge charges for roaming, even though the countries you visit are just next to the US. T-Mobile is offering you a solution to that problem by bringing you "Mobile Without Borders", a program that brings you Simple Choice coverage across the U.S, Mexico, and Canada. The best thing about it? There's no extra charge for consumers, so say goodbye to heart-attack inducing roaming charges.

Roaming mobile charges will finally stop in Europe under “net neutrality”

After months of negotiations and back and forts, the European Union has agreed to remove the roaming charges that users accumulate as they travel overseas, and instead adopt a "net neutrality" standpoint. The "trilogue" between member nations, the European Parliament, and the Commission finally decided that two years from now, mobile users can freely use their respective carrier services whenever they travel to other member countries, instead of paying a fortune on top of their regular monthly service fees.

AT&T offers Passport plans for frequent travelers

One of the constant concerns of those who travel abroad a lot is that when they come home, they are faced with humongous roaming charges. But carriers are now being very helpful (and careful) about that, offering packages to their customers that will help alleviate that bill shock. AT&T recently announced their Passport packages, giving users a one-time charge that will include unlimited text messages and WiFi in selected hotspots among other offerings.

European Commission cuts roaming rates in half

The European Commission is giving its constituents a bon voyage gift as they travel across the region for the summer season. The executive body has announced that starting July 1, roaming charges imposed by carriers will be slashed by as much as 55 percent, at least for those traveling to other EU territories.

E.U. lawmakers phasing-out roaming charges by end of 2015

Taking your favorite Android phone on a tour around Europe is set to get a whole lot more affordable, with the European Parliament giving initial approval to legislation limiting roaming fees for voice, SMS, and data across the EU. The vote on the draft also includes a nod to net neutrality, with lawmakers voting to include rules that would prevent internet providers from blocking or slowing Skype or other VoIP services.

Wind Mobile takes a page from T-Mobile’s book, offers free roaming in the US

Much of Canada lives near the border to the United States, and venturing into the neighbor to the south can be particularly frustrating when considering the communication hurdles. Facing roaming fees for mobile usage is a head sratcher for all involved. T-Mobile recently took care of the frustration for US customers, but that didn’t help Canada. Wind Mobile, however, is doing their part.

AT&T announces LTE roaming deal with Rogers in Canada

AT&T has announced a new roaming partnership that should be of benefit for those visiting Canada. The agreement means AT&T users will have access to LTE by way of the Rogers network. But before anyone crosses the boarder looking for LTE coverage, you will need to have the Data Global Add-On package for your account.
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