With summer fast approaching, T-Mobile has turned its attention to tourists.
The Un-carrier on Tuesday announced a new offering – dubbed the Tourist Plan – that will give visitors to the United States three weeks of mobile connectivity for $30.
Starting June 12, the plan will offer customers 1,000 minutes of domestic calling in the United States, 2 GB of 4G LTE data and unlimited 2G data thereafter, and unlimited domestic and international texting.
T-Mobile said the plan will come without SIM or activation fees. International customers will receive a new U.S. number when they sign up for the plan since foreign numbers cannot be ported, the carrier said.
T-Mobile said the plan requires an unlocked, GSM-compatible phone. Customers can either bring their own device or purchase a new one, if necessary.
The plan will be available via T-Mobile retail stores, the Un-carrier said. Customers can activate only one line per account, T-Mobile said. Those needing multiple lines of service can activate separate Tourist Plans, T-Mobile said.
The plan is not renewable and does not include features like Binge On, T-Mobile said, but customers will be able to use their device as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The move presents a new spin on the carrier battle for international wireless users. Until now, most carriers – including tier-1 carriers Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and their prepaid brands – had focused on offers for U.S. residents traveling outside the country.