T-Mobile

International Plan Name: Included in your current plan or International Pass 
 Amount of Data: Unlimited or 5Gigs or 15Gigs 
 Speed: 2G 128Kbps or 256Kbps FREE - 4G with data pass
 Cost per day: FREE or 5GB or data for $5 or $10 (10 days)- 15G for $50 for 30days. 
 eSim cost per day*:  
 Gotcha: Super super slow!

T-mobile is a winner but your will need a post paid account. Free data is included in the your plan. Sorry pre-paid $15 a month peeps, you don’t get any data, txt or phone. Your phone will be off line when you land in Europe – ask me how I know! Thanks fine, more reason to get an eSIM.

Here is their promo – With our Magenta® plans, you get unlimited texting and data in 210+ countries & destinations. No international data-roaming charges. No setup. It just works the minute you arrive.

Data, Data all about the Data
Well you don’ have to worry about roaming and it does just work! When you land in Europe you literally see your phone connect back to the network and magically your internets will be active. But if you are use to LTE connections then 2G will feel like you’re on a dial up modem. Having said that I did use this free service for 6 months on 256k speeds in Germany and the UK. While it worked well for simple things like maps it wasn’t the best for browsing the web and can’t imagine how slow the 128k service is – ISDN is back!

You can also get international data passes:

The new 5GB International Pass includes 5GB of high-speed data to be used up to 10 days for just $35, or The new 15GB International Pass includes 15GB of high-speed data to be used up to 30 days for just $50. Or if you just need a day, you can still get the popular International Pass with up to 512 MB of high-speed data and unlimited calling for just $5 a day.

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/press/simple-global-data-passes

Calls
Calls are a very reasonable 25c/min.

Texting
Texting is free – take that Verizon!

The fine print
Calls from Simple Global countries, including over Wi-Fi, are $.25/min (no charge for Wi-Fi calls to US, Mexico and Canada). Coverage not available in some areas; we are not responsible for our partners’ networks. Standard speeds approx. 128 Kbps. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the US and primary usage must occur on our US network. Device must register on our US network before international use. Service may be terminated or restricted for excessive roaming.

How can I get faster data speeds when traveling abroad?

T-Mobile customers with qualifying plans (including Magenta®, T-Mobile ONE™, Essentials, and Simple Choice™) can add an International Pass to receive a high-speed data experience. While roaming in 210+ countries and destinations, these passes include increased high-speed data options and unlimited voice calling.

  • International Pass: 512MB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 24 hours, for $5/day.
  • 5GB International Pass: 5GB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 10 days, for $35.
  • 15GB International Pass: 15GB of high-speed data at up to LTE speeds and unlimited calling, to be used up to 30 days, for $50.

If you use all the high-speed data before the designated time is up, you can still use unlimited texting and data at Simple Global speeds based on your current rate plan, or at up to 128kbps for the duration of the pass if your plan doesn’t include international data. The unlimited calling will be available for the full designated time as well. If you activate a new pass, then your old pass expires, and your time starts over using the duration of the new pass.

International pass high-speed data can be used however you like throughout the designated time; you’re not restricted to a certain amount per day.

Solution: We recommend an eSIM