T-Mobile US has announced that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network has been expanded to cover more than 200 million people in 233 metropolitan areas across the United States. Although a list of new 4G markets has not been provided, a comprehensive list of all 233 cities is available on the company’s website.
In other news, T-Mobile US has announced that it is waiving data roaming charges for most ‘Simple Choice’ customers in more than 100 countries. Starting 31 October, individual and business subscribers will automatically receive unlimited data and SMS allowances, while paying just USD0.20 per minute for voice calls. John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, commented: ‘The cost of staying connected across borders is completely crazy. Today’s phones are designed to work around the world, but we’re forced to pay insanely inflated international connectivity fees to actually use them. You can’t leave the country without coming home to bill shock’.
Alongside most major locations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, T-Mobile US has confirmed that the roaming arrangement also applies in a number of smaller markets, including: the Aland Islands (a demilitarised Swedish-speaking region of Finland), Bonaire (part of the Caribbean Netherlands), Christmas Island (an Australian territory situated in the Indian Ocean), Easter Island (situated at the south-easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle), Svalbard (an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean) and the Vatican City.