Earlier this year, T-Mobile “amped” one of their more popular Uncarrier features. Which was their unlimited global roaming. So you can head to any of over 120 countries and get unlimited data, although it was limited to just 2G speeds. And in some countries, you could be limited to GPRS due to the bands supported by your smartphone. However, this summer, T-Mobile announced that in Canada and Mexico, their customers would get free texts and calls as well as 4G LTE data. And now, they have made that available for their MetroPCS customers too.
For just $5 more per month, MetroPCS customers can get “North America Unlimited” which brings their customers free texts and calls along with 4G LTE in both Canada and Mexico. Allowing their customers to use their phone just like they were still in the US. A great feature here, especially for those that live close to the Canada or Mexico border. T-Mobile notes that this builds on the Mexico Unlimited add-on that MetroPCS announced back in July. They also note that all customers that currently have Mexico Unlimited will be getting upgraded to North America Unlimited at no extra charge. And the change is going to happen automatically.
Now this plan brings you all sorts of features. While in the US, you are able to make unlimited calls to both mobile phones and landlines in Canada and Mexico. There’s also unlimited texting to both countries while in the US. And while you’re in Canada or Mexico, you can get unlimited calls to both mobile phones and landlines to anywhere in the US, Mexico or Canada. You also get unlimited texting and 4G LTE data which comes from your existing data plan. North America Unlimited will be available beginning today, December 18th. Users that don’t already have Mexico Unlimited, can add this to their account right now. It’s available for MetroPCS customers with a $40 or higher base rate plan. MetroPCS is T-Mobile’s “flagship prepaid brand” and it’s great to see them getting features like what T-Mobile’s postpaid customers are getting, including the unlimited 4G LTE data in Mexico and Canada, even if it is an extra $5.