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Gas prices are out of control — so T-Mobile is taking 25 cents off every gallon

Gas prices at Chevron station in California
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High price of gas got you wondering how you're going to get between Point A and Point B the next few months? T-Mobile is offering to put a dent into gas prices for its customers during the summer.

Starting next Tuesday (June 21), T-Mobile says that its subscribers will enjoy an exclusive 25-cent-per-gallon discount at Shell stations through the latter's Fuel Rewards program. The promotion, part of the wireless carrier's T-Mobile Tuesday giveaways, runs through the week of Labor Day.

The discounted gas at Shell is just one of the many travel-related promotions T-Mobile is launching though the new Coverage Beyond initiative unveiled today (June 16). In addition to other perks such as free AAA memberships and T-Mobile-exclusive deals with Priceline, the wireless carrier is bolstering its in-flight Wi-Fi access and overseas data perks that figure to cement T-Mobile's status as the carrier with the best international phone plans.

T-Mobile customers with Magenta unlimited plans already could use data for free when traveling in more than 210 countries, though it was slowed to 128 Kbps; the more expensive Magenta Max plan doubled data speeds when traveling.

Under T-Mobile's new Coverage Beyond program, Magenta Max customers get 5GB of high-speed data for use in those same 210-plus countries every month — speeds can even reach 5G where available, T-Mobile says.

If you have a Magenta plan — which remains one of the best T-Mobile cell phone plans — you'll get 5GB of high-speed data in 11 European countries through T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telecom. (You'll know if you're getting the high-speed data when it says "T-Mobile" on your phone's network indicator.) Otherwise, T-Mobile is doubling data speeds to 256 Kbps when you're traveling in other countries.

T-Mobile is also boosting its in-flight Wi-Fi benefits, which usually included an hour of free Wi-Fi on flights with Gogo service. (Magenta Max customers got unlimited Wi-Fi.) Under the new terms, T-Mobile customers will be able to get free Wi-Fi when traveling on Delta, American and Alaska Airlines; United Airlines will be added to the mix later, T-Mobile says.

The free Wi-Fi onboard flights doesn't just cover emails and texting. T-Mobile says you'll be able to stream video as well.

Other T-Mobile Travel bonuses include a new T-Mobile Travel with Priceline site (opens in new tab) offering deals to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers. Operated by the Priceline travel booking service, T-Mobile Travel promises discounts of up to 40% on hotels and car rentals.

Magenta and Magenta Max customers can also get a year-long AAA membership for free, which provides roadside assistance if you ever run to vehicle trouble.

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.