Ultra Mobile offers free minutes to international calls in 75 countries

The T-Mobile mobile virtual network operator is expanding its calling plan to 75 countries and giving customers 1,000 free minutes a month for international calls.

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Ultra Mobile is announcing 1,000 free minutes a month for international calls. Ultra Mobile

Ultra Mobile, an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) under T-Mobile, announced that starting tomorrow, it will give its customers 1,000 free minutes a month for international calls to more than 70 countries. The carrier will throw in free, unlimited SMS texting to more than 190 countries as well.

This service expands on Ultra Mobile's previous Ultra Zero plan, which was introduced in August.

That plan gave customers 1,000 free minutes for calls made to Canada, China, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. But with this announcement, customers can now call countries such as India, Vietnam, Nigeria, and more, with 1,000 free minutes a month.

Keep in mind that Ultra Mobile's lowest monthly plan costs $19, which will get you 250 minutes of talk, unlimited texting, and 50MB of data. Unlimited talk, text, and data, however, can cost up to $59 a month.

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