The How, What, Why and If on this week's biggest dealing.

WHAT: T-Mobile, the fourth-largest U.S. phone carrier, has enlisted Shakira to be a global "collaborator" in a multi-year partnership that will make the Colombian pop star a key face of T-Mobile's Simple Global. The new initiative offers T-Mobile U.S. customers unlimited data coverage to more than 100 countries as part of its existing Simple Choice plan, beginning Oct. 31, with a global flat rate of 20 cents per minute for roaming voice calls.

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