I just need someone to keep me right when it comes to prepaid roaming in Canada.
So I'll hold my hands up and say I live in the UK, I have a T-Mobile prepaid account that I keep on the basic pay as you go plan (the $3 per month option) to keep my number live. Then ahead of a trip to the States, I switch it to a monthly option for the duration of my stay before switching back to the basic option.
So at the moment, a friend is heading to Canada next week from the UK and the roaming deals from here are pretty shocking (the network offers data roaming in Canada for £5 per MB, or $6.63 per MB in US dollars).
Plan A was to buy a SIM in Canada but their prepaid deals seem to be super steep also so I had the lightbulb moment of lending them my T-Mobile USA sim and letting them roam with this.
So the confusion (although I think I get it now) is that the website states "International Data Roaming is not available". That make sense, it doesn't work for data when it hooks up to one of the networks in the UK.
But do T-Mobile treat Canada differently? As there do seem to be some data roaming options there (and also in Mexico)
1. Get the $50 simply pre-paid plan and bolt on the $5 Simply Prepaid Mexico and Canada Unlimited Roaming
2. Get the $75 T-Mobile ONE prepaid option and get the Prepaid Mexico and Canada Roaming included in the package.
So my question really is, what is the difference between the two options (other than the $20 price difference)
I see the bolt on for Simply mentions a limit of 5GB of LTE data when abroad.
Do I assume this limit doesn't apply to the T-Mobile ONE option?
Also, if I bolt on the $15 option to call abroad. Would that mean calls from Canada to the UK would be free and inclusive or does that only apply when using the service on the home network in the States?
Thanks in advance guys, I've included the prepaid roaming link below