Take that, AT&T: T-Mobile offers free unlimited data and calls to customers visiting the Rio 2016 Olympics
posted by Florin T. / Jul 21, 2016, 1:34 PM
In addition, T-Mobile is offering family members of US athletes a free Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone, free Samsung Gear 360 camera, and free T-Mobile service throughout the Summer Olympics in Brazil. You can learn more about the new T-Mobile offers at the source links found at the end of this article.
Last month, AT&T also unveiled an offer aimed at Rio 2016 visitors, including 1 GB of roaming data - however, that's not free: it'll costs you $50 on top of what you're already paying. You can watch T-Mobile CEO John Legere announcing his plans for Rio 2016 (and bashing AT&T) in the video below:
It's estimated that about 100,000 Americans will be visiting Brazil during the 2016 Summer Olympics, so there's going to be huge amounts of data consumed. Luckily for T-Mobile customers, they won't be charged a dime for that.
sources: T-Mobile, Press release
Posts: 2148; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
Who cares...What's more expensive your hotel, dinner, and flight reservations the whole time there or a phone bill? LOL!!!!
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 1:51 PM 0
Because "free" sh** is awesome and having to pay less for any given thing is something just about everybody would appreciate?
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 2:10 PM 11
Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 14, 2011
Are you trolling? I think EVERYONE going to the Olympics will care. Especially T-Mobile customers. I switched to T-Mobile from another carrier because of their free international data. I've been to 7 countries and never paid a dime. It is an awesome feature. Annnnnd not sure what Brazil's service is like, but if one has international data overages, it can quickly add up to more than a hotel, dinner, and flight. On a lot of international flights they will even tell you to make sure you turn your mobile data off once you land, so as to not be hit with huge fees. I still think you're trolling, but in case you weren't wanted to explain it. And as Terry said, "free sh** is awesome"
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 3:51 PM 4
Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012
T-mobile rocks yet again.
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 3:18 PM 3
Posts: 2216; Member since: May 04, 2015
At&t are always getting outdone by T-Mobile. It's been consistent for several years now. It makes you wonder what sort of people run At&t. I can't think of one instance where they've come up with something truly "free" or innovative. Profit, profit, profit.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 5:53 AM 1
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