I’ve become a huge T-Mobile fanboy since making the switch from AT&T several weeks ago. Between T-Mobile’s unlimited international data, hour of free Gogo wifi per flight, and general awesome pro-customer attitude, I couldn’t be happier. I’m paying less than half of what I was paying before with AT&T, where I felt like I got nothing (no tethering, no international data, etc.).
T-Mobile’s international data isn’t perfect, in the sense that the speeds are technically only 2G (though in some regions they’re faster than that), and you can’t tether. But when I’m getting unlimited international data at no extra cost, I’m more than happy with that offering. After all, I’m not trying to watch YouTube videos while roaming foreign streets, but rather just appreciate being able to check my email and look up directions, where 2G does the trick.
This summer T-Mobile is making travel to Europe even more pleasant, as they’re giving customers unlimited 4G LTE data while in Europe. I’m in Europe right now, and have been loving the 4G LTE speeds.
However, I’ve been noticing something rather strange on this trip. While I can always tether while in the US, I don’t believe I’m supposed to be able to tether outside the US, and for that matter on a past trip didn’t have the option. However, on this trip I’ve been given the option of tethering. I figured I’d try it out, and sure enough it works, and speeds have been great.
So am I missing something — did T-Mobile add international tethering, is it just being offered (perhaps inadvertently) as part of the 4G LTE summer promotion for Europe, or am I about to get a thousand dollar bill when my statement closes?