The FINANCIAL — It happens only once every four years, so T-Mobile is going big. This summer, no international event will be bigger than the Rio games, and more than 100,000 Americans are expected to attend in person. So, of course, T-Mobile is making it simple and easy for Un-carrier customers to share, skype, snap and scope every moment of the summer games in Brazil.
Starting August 1, T-Mobile is unleashing free unlimited high-speed data throughout Brazil for its customers, so wherever they roam in Brazil this August – all month long – they’ll get the fastest available roaming speeds up to 4G LTE. And, calls within Brazil and back home to the US are free – as is texting worldwide. On top of that, the Un-carrier is giving families of U.S. athletes free T-Mobile service and a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Gear 360 camera through October, so they can capture and share every exhilarating moment of the games without worrying about extra expenses or surprise roaming charges, according to T-Mobile USA.
“AT&T is spending millions to put their logo all over the games as the official sponsor. They introduced a new ‘Brazil plan’ last month, so their customers can foot the bill for AT&T’s VIP parties and private suites in Rio,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “That couldn’t be more different from the Un-carrier. T-Mobile is freeing customers to travel to the Rio Games and use their phones without worry.”
And the best part? Simple Choice postpaid customers don’t have to lift a finger to get these benefits. Get off the plane in Rio and your phone just works at absolutely no additional cost.
Un-leashing Athletes’ Families to Share Every Epic Moment
The Un-carrier’s going the extra mile for families of the U.S. team in Rio. T-Mobile is giving family members of U.S. athletes a free Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Samsung Gear 360 camera along with free T-Mobile service they can use throughout the Summer Games in Brazil. So, they can document and share every amazing moment as their family member competes in this incredible event.
“If a member of your family qualifies for the biggest global sporting event on the planet, your damn phone bill is the last thing you want to worry about,” said Legere. “We’re going to make it simple for our customers – and families of the U.S. team – to enjoy the games, stay connected and share every historic moment with those they care about.”