I have three phones on T Mobile with unlimited text, talk and data for $80/month including taxes
with no contract
. This includes world wide service
. I think they still call it their "One" service
. I have a quad band unlocked phone
that is of dubious quality - the Google/LG Nexus 5X, but so far it has worked very well in the US, Canada
, South Korea
, and China
without a hiccup. I think they charged me $10 for something when I was in China
for two weeks this year, no complaints. The phone
service just works. When I arrived in South Korea
, my phone said; Welcome to South Korea... When I went to Canada
it said Welcome to Canada, same in China. Nothing to do, no need to power
the phone on and off.
I would recommend that you NOT buy a Google/LG Nexus 5X since they have a chronic hardware
issue. In fact avoid LG phones at all cost. They have had chronic quality issues. Even worse, they don't stand behind their warranty. Buy a different Quad band phone. Costco has a fully unlocked Moto G cell phone
for about $200. It works very well and is reliable, unlike the Google/LG Nexus 5X phones. The Apple 6 series phones are reliable and I think all are unlocked as well. But I am not an Apple fan.
Here is T mobiles coverage for the Bahamas
I was planning on going to go with Google
Fi, but T mobile is much cheaper and has better service. Google
Fi was a Google experiment
that made sense when they started but now T Mobile and others have eclipsed Google Fi.
So my recommendation would be to get a unlocked quad band phone and make the best deal possible with T Mobile for their "One" plan. They "will" negotiate. They like a lot of phones on one plan and they require direct payment by credit card. Then if you get someplace and find that T-Mobile is a little weak, go buy a local sim card and install that for your visit, then swap it out when you leave. BTW, put your sim card in an envelope after you remove it. They are really easy to lose!
I have one of those international sim cards that works almost anywhere and I still have an account. I used that will doing a tour of Europe
a few years ago. But now T Mobile blows them out of the water
for rates. Its hard to beat "unlimited" data that only "might" slow down when you exceed 30 gigs per month! You can watch a movie
on your phone each day and still not hit one gig per day.
If you do the math, T Mobile data is about 1$/gig. compare that to Google Fi which was $10/gig the last I checked. Its a no brainer.