T-Mobile, Verizon Offer Free Roaming In Korea During Olympics
Americans traveling to South Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be able to roam for free if they subscribe to T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says its customers can take advantage of free unlimited high-speed data, unlimited calls within South Korea and back to the U.S., as well as free texting while attending the games. The service will be made available automatically to T-Mobile customers visiting South Korea between February 7 and March 20. T-Mobile customers will need to be on a post-paid plan to roam in South Korea at no cost. No other actions are required. Verizon says its customers can roam in South Korea for free during the games, too, but its subscribers will have to jump through some hoops. To start, Verizon customers will have to enroll in the Verizon Up rewards program by January 28 and then sign up for the company's Travel Pass service. Verizon Up provides access to rewards, such as event tickets, though it also opens Verizon customers up to more targeted advertising based on location and browsing habits. Travel Pass normally costs $10 per day when roaming, but Verizon will waive the fee for those who sign up for Verizon Up and register with TravelPass before they leave for South Korea. Verizon is offering customers 500 MB of high-speed data per day while in South Korea. Verizon customers will need to have a world phone in order to roam in Korea.
AT&T Says It Won't Sell the LG G7 ThinQ, But It Has an LG Exclusive On Deck
AT&T does not plan to sell LG's new flagship phone, the G7 ThinQ, according to The Verge. Instead, the company plans to offer an exclusive phone from LG later this summer.
LG Kicks Off Sales of G7 ThinQ Phone, But US Pricing Remains Elusive
LG today said it has commenced sales of its flagship G7 ThinQ phone in its home market of South Korea. The G7 ThinQ, announced earlier this month, is a premium metal-and-glass phone with a super bright 6.1-inch screen, Snapdragon 845 processor, AI-assisted dual rear cameras, BoomBox speaker, and Android 8 Oreo.
LG G7 ThinQ Goes On Sale Today for $749
Sales of the LG G7 ThinQ phone kicked off in the U.S. today.
Sprint Customers Will Get Free Roaming in Korea for Olympic Games
Sprint today followed AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless in offering free service to customers who travel to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. International service is already available to Sprint customers who have eligible phones.
AT&T Follows T-Mo and Verizon, to Offer Free Olympic Roaming
AT&T today said that like its competitors T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, it will offer customers the opportunity to use their mobile devices during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at no extra cost. Specifically, AT&T will waive the $10 fee normally charged for the AT&T International Day Pass.