T-Mobile US has announced two new international flat-rate data offerings for business customers, with a view to addressing the increased demand for data and the sometimes problematic costs associated with international data roaming. Drew Kelton, T-Mobile’s executive vice president (B2B), commented: ‘The biggest pain point around international business travel, besides the travel itself, is the unpredictability of the wireless bill following the trip – from international data roaming fees to costly overage charges. We are tackling these issues head on and providing our customers with transparency, simplicity, predictability and choice. Our new international data offerings help remove the risk of ‘bill shock,’ enabling business customers to simply focus on staying productive and connected from nearly anywhere’. With the new plans business customers can select passes with up to 150MB of data (USD25 per month) or 1GB of data (USD120 per month), in 119 countries worldwide.
Alongside ‘nearly all major locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia’, T-Mobile has also negotiated beneficial data rates in a number of smaller countries, including: La Desirade (a former leper colony in the French West Indies), the Leeward Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, alongside the Venezuelan archipelago), Les Saintes (a small archipelago situated within the French Antilles), the SSS Islands (Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius) and the Vatican City.