Take that, AT&T: T-Mobile offers free unlimited data and calls to customers visiting the Rio 2016 Olympics

Take that, AT&T: T-Mobile offers free unlimited data and calls to customers visiting the Rio 2016 Olympics
T-Mobile today announced that its postpaid customers will be able to truly enjoy the 2016 Summer Olympics (held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) by having access to free unlimited roaming data, free calls in Brazil and to the US, and free texting worldwide for the whole month of August.

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

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12 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2276; 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!!!!

2. TerryTerius unregistered

Because "free" sh** is awesome and having to pay less for any given thing is something just about everybody would appreciate?

8. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

EXACTLY terry some here don't understand that concept??

11. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Did you read post 7?? That's exactly no concept at all

5. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; 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"

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not bad T-Mob.

4. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

T-mobile rocks yet again.

12. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

T mobile always will did you get your free pizzas from t mobile Tuesday app?? I sure did 4 of them one for each line after that was off to Wendy's ice cream too... No other carrier will do this!!

6. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I'd rather not, there is no use in data if my phone is being stolen.

7. Fona13A unregistered

Because getting caught in the middle of a machete fight and the Zika infected mosquito's are worth free data.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; 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.

10. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Exactly I had AT&T just a month and was terrible service, and I thought VZW was bad with costly bills lol so I been t mobile for nearly 5 years no issues no hiccups

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