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T-Mobile letting you keep free high-speed roaming while abroad until 2017

Although T-Mobile's summer of free foreign roaming was slated to end at the close of September, the Uncarrier has decided to extend it through December.

Published onSeptember 28, 2016

John Legere T-Mobile

Say what you want about the T-Mobile’s coverage, but the ‘Uncarrier’ certainly knows how to foster a dedicated userbase. Previously the company won over a lot of travel fans when they created a program that let tourists roam on LTE for no additional cost while in specific countries in Europe and South America. Although the promo was slated to conveniently overlap with the Olympics and come to a close at the end of September, T-Mobile has announced that that’s no longer the case.

Indeed, all post-paid customers will retain this benefit through the end of the year. That means you can roam free on your fall or holiday vacation in a variety of countries (see full listing below).

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“THIS is what sets the Un-carrier apart. The carriers are always trying to take more from you. The Un-carrier is always trying to give more to you,” said John Legere, the colorful president and CEO of T-Mobile. “I’ve always thought roaming limits were nuts. So when we found a way to expand our free summer data offer, I said ‘Hell yeah!’”

T-Mobile says that since the beginning of this offer, customers have used three times as much roaming data in the supported countries.

It’s worth noting that LTE coverage isn’t available in every single one of the supported countries, but T-Mobile says that they’ve worked with their partner carriers to get you the fastest possible data that is available. This free roaming would seem to pair nicely with the new T-Mobile One plan, which has unlimited data (with a few caveats).

When we found a way to expand our free summer data offer, I said ‘Hell yeah!’

The full list of supported countries are as follows:

European Destinations:

Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom

South American Destinations:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

What are your thoughts regarding T-Mobile extending their free roaming data offer through the end of December? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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