T-Mobile Addresses Challenges of International Mobility for Business Customers
Company Reinforces Commitment to B2B with New International and North America Flat-Rate Data Solutions
BELLEVUE, Wash. – May 21, 2013 – T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) today announced two new international flat-rate data offerings for business customers. Designed to address the increasing demand for data and the costs associated with international data roaming, the T-Mobile International Flat-Rate Plan and the T-Mobile North America Flat-Rate Plan provide access to up to 150MB, 400MB, 1GB or 2GB of international high-speed data at competitive and predictable rates with no international roaming tolls or overage charges on T-Mobile’s partner networks in as many as 119 destinations throughout the world1.
“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,” said Drew Kelton, T-Mobile’s Executive Vice President, B2B. “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 T-Mobile International Flat-Rate Plan, business customers can select the amount of high-speed data that best fits their needs – from 150MB to 2GB. Customers may select passes with up to 150MB for $25 per month or $120 per month (plus taxes and fees) for up to 1GB of high-speed data in 119 destinations around the world – nearly all major locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Similarly, the T-Mobile North American Flat-Rate Plan, the only one of its kind among major U.S. wireless companies, offers overage-free, high-speed data across North America, including Canada and Mexico, on our partner networks. Pricing begins at $15 per month for up to 150MB or $70 (plus taxes and fees) for up to 1GB of high-speed data. To avoid costly overages charges, both new data offerings slow data transmissions when users have used their high-speed data allotments.
According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), American business travelers are expected to take 431.7 million trips costing approximately $268.5 billion by the end of this year2. Further, the GBTA expects U.S.-initiated international business trips to grow by 4.2 percent in 20133. With an increase in expected business travel and with data usage on the rise, CIOs and decision makers are looking to address the challenges of international mobility, particularly around the high costs associated with international data roaming.
The new T-Mobile international solutions complement the company’s existing portfolio of international offers and solutions for business customers including: Wi-Fi Calling for Business(TM)4, the pay-per-use T-Mobile Global for Business(TM) plan, and secure, enterprise-targeted T-Mobile Global Corporate Access via more than 1.2 million global Wi-Fi hotspots.
The new International and North American flat-rate offers are available for business customers on May 29. For more information about these plans, contact a T-Mobile B2B sales representative or visit www. t-mobile.com/international-business. More information about T-Mobile’s offerings for business is available at http://business.t-mobile.com/.
1 119 destinations: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azores, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Corsica, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Gymnesian Islands, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, La Désirade, Latvia, Leeward Antilles, Les Saintes, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Madeira, Malaysia, Malta, Marie-Galante, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Pine Islands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saba, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, SSS Islands, St. Barthélemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
2 GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2013 Q1, April 9, 2013, http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_040913.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx
3 GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2013 Q1, April 9, 2013, http://www.gbta.org/foundation/pressreleases/Pages/rls_040913.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egbta%2Eorg%2Flists%2Fnews%2FAllitems%5Fall%2Easpx
4 Capable phone and Wi-Fi connection required for Wi-Fi Calling. For details and related conditions go to www.T-Mobile.com.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.:
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: “TMUS”) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company’s advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It currently serves approximately 43 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. For more information, please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com.