My mobile carrier is T-Mobile and I do once in a while go abroad, and so naturally the headlines caught my eye. The data roaming fees mobile companies charge you can be outrageously high. Last year I forgot to turn off navigation on my Android phone after we crossed the border with Canada and in about 5 minutes I cranked up around $50 in fees.
The fees will be eliminated for all Simple Choice individual and business customers starting October 31. T-Mobile is also reportedly reducing the international calling rates to 20 cents per minute for a list of about 100 countries.