1. michko's Avatar
    Moved from at&t to Tmo last month. So far so good.

    However I'm going to Europe for work and taking my S4 with. When I looked up roaming data Tmo charges $15/MB. What I don't understand is comoanies like At&t give you 120MB data for $30 and same with Verizon. Why is Tmo so expensive? And yet it's parent company as you know is a huge European telecom company.

    I know I can use local SIM and wifi but for work and sake of ease of my clients reaching me those aren't really an option.

    Sent from my S4
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    06-15-2013 10:54 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Have you checked with T-Mobile on overseas solutions? Also, whereabouts in Europe will you be traveling? There has to be a solution for people in your situation that need little to no disruption for business purposes.
    06-15-2013 11:21 AM
  3. Internet_Tough_Guy's Avatar
    In Iceland Vodafone offers 3g speeds that matches on TMobile smartphones. Matching up LTE and HSPA is difficult with a us phone.
    06-15-2013 10:53 PM
  4. swebb's Avatar
    However I'm going to Europe for work and taking my S4 with. When I looked up roaming data Tmo charges $15/MB. What I don't understand is comoanies like At&t give you 120MB data for $30 and same with Verizon. Why is Tmo so expensive? And yet it's parent company as you know is a huge European telecom company.
    I agree, this makes no sense. TMo can certainly make itself more business friendly by at least matching ATT & Verizon on this. Don't understand the obstacle to it.
    06-17-2013 01:03 PM
  5. HawaiiD's Avatar
    Moved from at&t to Tmo last month. So far so good.

    However I'm going to Europe for work and taking my S4 with. When I looked up roaming data Tmo charges $15/MB. What I don't understand is comoanies like At&t give you 120MB data for $30 and same with Verizon. Why is Tmo so expensive? And yet it's parent company as you know is a huge European telecom company.

    I know I can use local SIM and wifi but for work and sake of ease of my clients reaching me those aren't really an option.

    Sent from my S4
    Just use wifi when your there..
    Also, if your calling back to the states. Tmobile has
    Free wifi calling back to the states as part of
    Their new simple plans

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    06-23-2013 05:02 PM
  6. swebb's Avatar
    Just use wifi when your there..
    Also, if your calling back to the states. Tmobile has
    Free wifi calling back to the states as part of
    Their new simple plans.
    But that doesn't address the OP's question as to why TMo doesn't offer an affordable data roaming plan ala ATT & Verizon. Wifi is not always available. Need something to fill those gaps.
    06-24-2013 09:16 AM
  7. HawaiiD's Avatar
    But that doesn't address the OP's question as to why TMo doesn't offer an affordable data roaming plan ala ATT & Verizon. Wifi is not always available. Need something to fill those gaps.
    I know it's not the same but it is another option to consider. My wife just came back from Japan. She was there for 17 days visiting her family . According to her there was free wifi everywhere in Japan she went. Not to mention her parents house. She never needed to roam on any of the Japanese carriers.

    I thought about unlocking her phone and getting a prepaid sim card.

    But she never need one.
    The Airport, Train stations, McDonald's, Starbucks,
    Restaurants, malls, gift shops in the country side all had open wifi signals. Heck... even her plane had wifi but it costed 15 dollars. However, she did not purchase it.

    While in Japan,
    All she had to do was turn on wifi
    And it scanned for open networks.
    And connect. She was so surprised how easy it was and how abundant wifi was.

    Plus with free wifi calling we didn't even pay a cent for a least a couple of hours of talking and Skyping with the kids.

    I'm pretty sure the op will find many places that have wifi . I mean if the op needs a 24/7 connection? Then yes
    Look for roaming rates.


    I suggest do a Google search regarding the wifi in that area he is planning to visit.




    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    06-24-2013 10:53 PM

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