Wind Mobile is going the uncarrier way: Starting February 3rd, it will kick off an unlimited roaming plan offer for all of its subscribers for only $15 per month. As the company likes to put it: “true mobile freedom across the US.”
You don’t have be good at math; just put Wind Mobile’s offer side by side with what the Big Three propose. As Darrell Etherington of Techcrunch points out, the incumbents’ offers range from $65 to $80, but none of them offer unlimited text, talk, and data, like Wind Mobile does: up to 500BM of data, up to 300 minutes, and unlimited text.
For those who travel in the US frequently, this could be a great option. However, you need to keep in mind that there are some limitations as well: For starters, you need to sign up for a Wind Mobile plan, which brings up the coverage problem. Also, it must be noted here that Wind’s roaming partner is T-Mobile, which means data speeds at 2G or 3G.
Wind Mobile’s offer will surely “force” some subscribers to switch. If this is the start of a series of attractive offers, it could force other players to lower their (roaming) offers as well.