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Confirmed: MetroPCS Offering Unlimited Mexico Calling and Roaming For Free Until 2016

Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced its Mobile Without Borders feature that gives all prepaid and postpaid Simple Choice Plan customers unlimited free calling and texting to Canada and Mexico plus unlimited roaming in the two countries starting July 15.

Now it looks like customers of T-Mobile owned MetroPCS may be getting a similar option. The rumored feature adds unlimited Mexican calling, texting and roaming to $40 and higher MetroPCS plans. The add-on has a nominal cost of $5/month but customers who add it between July 15 and August 31, 2015 get it for free until the end of the year.

Take this news with a grain of salt, as the source is a post in an unofficial T-Mobile Reddit message board. The post reads:

Starting on July 15th, MetroPCS customers on a $40 or higher base rate plan can add Metro’s new Mexico Unlimited service to their line for only $5 a month and get unlimited calling, texting and data to and from Mexico.
The Mexico Unlimited service includes:
While in the U.S.
· Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Minutes
· Unlimited Calls to Landlines in Mexico
· Unlimited Texting
While in Mexico
· Unlimited Talk Minutes to the U.S. and Mexico
· Unlimited Text Messages (Send/Receive)
· Unlimited Data (draws from the plan’s high speed data bucket with unlimited slow-speed once data cap reached)
Special Offer
Anyone (new and existing customers) that adds Mexico Unlimited service to their plan by August 31st will receive the service at no cost through the end of the year.
Details
$5 Mexico Unlimited service & Special Offer
· Requires a $40 or higher base rate plan (includes the $50 Unlimited Promotional Plan).
· Not combinable with any other international calling service.
· Available to new and existing customers (promotional and standard service offers)
· Promotional Offer available to customers who add Mexico Unlimited during the time period 7/15 – 8/31. Customers that add Mexico Unlimited to their plan during this time will receive the service for FREE through 12/31/15.
· SOCs
o $5 Mexico Unlimited: MEXUNL
o Promotional Mexico Unlimited: PMEXUNL

While the above looks like it could have come from an internal T-Mobile employee portal, I have no way of knowing if it's genuine or not. The redditor who posted it does not claim to be a T-Mobile employee. I'd treat this as an interesting but unconfirmed rumor.

Update: 7/15: MetroPCS has confirmed today that the rumor is true. Customers can add Mexico Unlimited which includes unlimited Mexican calling, texting and roaming to $40 and higher MetroPCS plans. Mexico Unlimited cost $5/month, but customers who add it between July 15 and August 31, 2015 get it for free until the end of the year.

Although it's not quite as good as T-Mobile's free Mexican and Canadian calling, texting and roaming offer, this new deal is a vast improvement over the old MetroPCS $10/month Mexico Calling add-on which it repaces. Mexico Calling provided unlimited calling to Mexican landlines and unlimited international texting from the US. But it's limited to just 1000 minutes/month to Mexican cell phones and roaming in Mexico is restricted to just minutes, 200 outgoing texts and 200 MB of data

Source Reddit via HowardForums

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  1. I don't have or know anyone who live in Mexico so this feature is useless to me.

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    1. Are you paying anything extra for it, or does it hinder anything else in any way?

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  2. I was the same, but I started doing volunteer work on the border in Arizona, and, long story short, got to know this guy in Mexico City. Now, with Cricket, I can call him for free, and we have gotten to be buds, and talk most Saturday afternoons. He texts me sometimes and I call him back. I found out they're not all murderers or rapists. (Shhhhhh.... don't tell "The Donald"...)

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  3. The MetroPCS Mexico unlimited service is official today.
    Free through end of December if you sign up by August 31.

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  4. The MetroPCS offer appears better than the T-Mobile plan which is contrary to the above statement: "Although it's not quite as good as T-Mobile's free Mexican and Canadian calling, texting and roaming offer, this new deal is a vast improvement over the current MetroPCS $10/month Mexico Calling add-on. Today's add-on provides unlimited calling to Mexican landlines and unlimited international texting from the US. But it's limited to just 1000 minutes/month to Mexican cell phones and roaming in Mexico is restricted to just minutes, 200 outgoing texts and 200 MB of data"

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    1. The post was written July 11 so "Today's add-on" referred to the old Mexico Calling add-on that was still in place when the post was written. I've just edited the post to hopefully make it unambiguous.

      T-Mobile's Mobile Without borders feature is definitely better than MetroPCS' Unlimited Mexico because it's free indefinitely, not just until year end for early adopters and because it includes both Mexican and Candian calling and roaming rather than just Mexican.

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  5. Thanks for the follow-up. If I'm understanding this correctly. MetroPCS, gets unlimited talk/text and 2GB 4G Data to/from Mexico for $40, after December it becomes $45. T-Mobile is $50 and includes 1GG 4G data. What am I missing?

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    1. With MetroPCS you don't get Canadian calling and roaming, and music freedom the ability to swap your SIM between phones without having to call support.

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