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T-Mobile MVNO w/ international roaming?

151 76 January 1, 2020 at 03:21 PM
Around Nov. BF, I saw a deal for a virtual mobile operator that offered what I thought was international roaming, at a deep discount to mint mobile. They both ran on T-Mo's network. I had just renewed my year-long mint contract, though, so I was kicking myself.
I've since lost the name/link to that deal. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I've looked at all T-Mobile MVNOs and none of them offer international roaming. I wonder if I confused it with International calling, but I do remember it offered in-flight access and 2G speeds at most countries, just like regular T-Mo plans. So I don't think I read it wrong.
The closest I've found is Ultra Mobile, but it doesn't have International Roaming.
Please help!

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Was it Altice's new $20/mo plan? (That's based on Sprint + AT&T, not T-Mobile, and has only a very limited geographical range and allowed handsets.)

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/...bile-plan/

I've been looking for something similar to you, and haven't found it yet.
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Was it Altice's new $20/mo plan? (That's based on Sprint + AT&T, not T-Mobile, and has only a very limited geographical range and allowed handsets.)

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/...bile-plan/ [engadget.com]

I've been looking for something similar to you, and haven't found it yet.
How about Wing Alpha? It's also Sprint-based
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Was it Altice's new $20/mo plan? (That's based on Sprint + AT&T, not T-Mobile, and has only a very limited geographical range and allowed handsets.)

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/...bile-plan/ [engadget.com]

I've been looking for something similar to you, and haven't found it yet.
Thanks for the info. I'm sure it wasn't this one though because of the high price for this deal (only $10 less than T-mobile since I don't have cable) and lack of in-flight access.
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How about Wing Alpha? It's also Sprint-based
Their website says ATT. Anyway, at $15/GB international roaming and 0.25/text, I'd just get a local SIM. It's much more expensive than mint so can't see the advantage there.
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Thanks for the info. I'm sure it wasn't this one though because of the high price for this deal (only $10 less than T-mobile since I don't have cable) …
Looks like Wing Alpha charges $27/mo for a 2GB plan, and $13/GB for international data, which isn't terrible in the scheme of things… but a lot more than Mint (T-Mobile based) or Tello (Sprint based) for the base plan.
https://www.wingalpha.com/international-data

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… and lack of in-flight access.
You don't actually need to have your own T-Mobile account for in-flight access. Just use a friend's T-Mobile phone number for the login. It won't charge your friend anything, and T-Mobile can't tell that it isn't their phone logging in.

I've been doing it for years, and keep a list of a few friends' T-Mobile numbers for this purpose. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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