T-Mobile, AT&T will help customers stay connected throughout the Olympics

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If you’re lucky enough to be headed to South Korea in a few weeks to catch the Winter Olympics, you’ll likely want to share your good fortune with folks back home. And while that doesn’t mean buying everyone you know a plane ticket to Pyeongchang, it does mean keeping all your friends and family members up-to-date on all the action.

With T-Mobile, you can take advantage of the Un-carrier’s free unlimited high-speed data, free unlimited calls to the U.S., and free texting. So whether you’re watching figure skating, hockey, or downhill skiing, you can make it seem like your friends and family are with you.

The free data and unlimited calls within South Korea are available throughout the Winter games, while free texting is already included for T-Mobile subscribers in more than 140 countries and destinations. You won’t have to do anything at all to reap these rewards (except, of course, be a T-Mobile customer). From February 7 through March 20 unlimited data and calling will automatically kick in across South Korea for T-Mobile customers with postpaid plans, absolutely for free.

“The Winter Games are full of unforgettable moments, and now, T-Mobile customers in South Korea can snap, tweet, and share those big moments without worrying about bill shock when they get back home,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “And while the carriers gouge you and make you jump through ridiculous hoops, the Un-carrier makes it easy! Free and unlimited data and calling just happen from the moment you step foot in South Korea.”

T-Mobile can also help you with your communications needs as you make your way from the U.S. to South Korea. Thanks to T-Mobile’s partnership with Gogo, Un-carrier subscribers can access free texting throughout their flights, along with a free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi. Bear in mind that this only works on domestic flights, so if your trip to South Korea includes a layover somewhere in the U.S., you’ll be able to enjoy this additional perk.

Similarly, AT&T has now announced that customers in South Korea between February 1 and March 20 will have access to the provider’s International Day Pass at no extra charge. This means that AT&T users could save $10 a day on unlimited calls and texts, and data usage. It’s not entirely clear if customers will have to call ahead to get the Day Pass, or if like T-Mobile, this service will be applied automatically. Regardless, you’ll have plenty of ways to keep in touch with loved ones during the Olympic season.

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