John Legere

T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that customers of its Simple Choice plans can now add $10 to their entire account to make calls internationally to both landlines and cellphones, as part of its UnCarrier initiative to shakeup the wireless industry. 

T-Mobile isn’t restricting the $10 fee to just one phone number, instead it’s every phone number on a single account meaning your whole family will be covered for international calls. For just $10 per month, you’re getting unlimited calling to mobile phones in more than 30 countries and 1,000 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico, on top of unlimited calls to landlines in 70+ countries.

Furthermore, if you need to make calls to only landlines, and not cellphones, it will only cost $5 per month.

“The old-guard carriers never take a holiday from sticking it to their customers,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “These guys have the gall to gouge you with fat charges every time you reach out to family outside the U.S. — even during the holiday season. How is that anything but pure humbug and greed? At T-Mobile, you can talk day and night without ever worrying about extra charges or overages.”

Legere is never scared to bash his competitors.

The offer began on Wednesday and goes through the rest of 2014. Once added to your account, everyone on your account with a Simple Choice keeps the international calling benefits as long as you keep Stateside International Talk on your account. Your existing Simple Choice plan already has unlimited texting from the US to nearly every country abroad at no extra cost.


  • Buzz { Light:Year; }

    Reason T-Mobile is unique yes they aren’t the best in coverage but DAMN ARE THEY UINQUE. T-MOBILE FOR LIFE.

  • Raph Ael

    T-Mobile in U.S., is simply not the same like our t-mobile here in Germany… I pay 79€ for unlimited calls/message 3gb lte 100mbits and every year a new iPhone. You always get better offers in US…

    • Rowan09

      Not really. Usually the U.S. plans suck but I guess Germany is worst. Sorry Bro.

    • Steve R.

      Ich dachte dass in Deutschland (und Europa) plans für Handys waren billig, oder weniger als die USA?(Vergib meiner schlechten Deutsch)

  • A’s Network

    FreedomPop gives free 100 minute international calling, but doesnt have unlimited for dirt cheap like this. Im impressed T-Mo, you guys have the best counteroffer in the least amount of time.

  • jack

    Legere is amazing

  • Wow! This is just unprecedented innovation in the wireless industry. Really wish they’d make their way to Canada. Regardless, I keep using them as an example when fighting my Carrier (Fido), it has really helped in getting a decent plan…

  • n0ahcruz3

    I got tmobile. although their coverage is subpar in my workplace, the wifi calling feature is very nice and their free roaming data is awesome i travel alot so this is essential. Go Tmobile.

    • MichaelNotMicro

      free roaming date? Are you currently stay in the simple choice plan?

    • PghMike4

      Yup, T-mobile’s coverage is poor in my office building but with Wifi calling, it just plain doesn’t matter. I’m really getting used to the phone call quality of the Wifi stuff — it’s much better than the best normal phone calls on any carrier.

      T-mobile has free unlimited (though slow) international data roaming (which is also awesome). It’s certainly fast enough for maps and yelp. I don’t think they have unlimited roaming within the US — when you’re actually stuck doing data roaming in the US, you do have to manage your bandwidth.

      Fortunately, I almost never have to use US data roaming.