T-Mobile eliminates international data usage costs

Feb. 25, 2014

T-Mobile has introduced a new product that it said could potentially save trucking companies that operate in both the U.S. and Canada thousands of dollars a year per truck.

The eSIM enables always-on connectivity for products and services through T-Mobile’s nationwide network and international partners. With this capability, which can be built into an assortment of connected products including connected car and navigation, mobile health and wearables, fleets would pay local data charges for vehicles in either country.

“T-Mobile is uniquely situated to take a leadership position in the M2M market. We have the network, capacity and organizational nimbleness needed by companies bringing M2M products to market,” said Drew Kelton, executive vice president, T-Mobile Business Markets. “With eSIM, we’re showing how we’re different than our competitors. We’re bringing Un-carrier to the M2M space by doing what T-Mobile always does: putting our focus on the customer first through simplicity, transparency and cost.”

According to T-Mobile, a single truck that uses mapping services, video monitoring, email, fleet tracking software or vehicle diagnostics could use up to 100MB of data per month traveling in Canada. Roaming costs be easily reach $200 a month per vehicle.

eSIM ships fully configured out-of-the-box for use with multiple international carriers and can be easily pre-built into virtually any connected product.

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