One year without roaming hassle: This is what real freedom feels like

A year ago my life changed. I had arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area a couple of months earlier and when T-Mobile USA launched its new mobile plans including free data roaming in more than 100 countries, I managed to secure one of these plans through another person (since I do not possess a social security number). I had planned a couple of trips for 2014 already and figured that the convenience of not needing to worry about how to get mobile Internet access during travel would be worth the slightly higher costs of the plans compared to a prepaid plan (the cheapest is $50 a month plus tax, mine costs $70 a month plus tax). And boy how I was right! Continue Reading