T-Mobile is officially waging war on the international fee. The Un-carrier's new Mobile without Borders initiative allows North American customers to call anywhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico for no extra charge. Those with T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan will be able to start making unlimited calls and texts across the entire continent starting July 15.
Those with friends above or below the U.S. could be in for some serious savings -- according to T-Mobile, 35 percent of international calls (and 55 percent of international trips) were made to Mexico and Canada. The carrier notes that calling Mexico or Canada using AT&T's international packages can run callers anywhere from an extra $30 to an additional $245 per month.
On a call with the media, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that half of phone customers shut off their devices when they travel, something that the company hopes callers won't have to do anymore when visiting Canada or Mexico.
Mobile Without Borders is one of many new T-Mobile initiatives designed to save customers some cash. Earlier this year, the company announced T-Mobile Score, a $5 monthly program that gives shoppers exclusive savings on select smartphones, as well as its Jump OnDemand program, which allows customers to upgrade their smartphones as many as three times per year.
Aside from Mobile Without Borders, T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan offers unlimited music streaming on the company's network, rollover 4G LTE data and comes with no annual service contract. The plan starts at $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and data.