Here's a bit of news you might have missed with all that buzz surrounding the new Motorola Moto X
. AT&T introduced new service packages optimized for students who are planning on studying abroad, but want to continue using their current smartphone and AT&T phone number. The AT&T Study Abroad roaming bundles combine phone calls, text messages, and mobile data
, all available at a reasonable price.
Customers who are eligible for the packages, such as students and teachers participating in a study abroad program, may opt in for 250 minutes for voice calls, 250 outgoing texts, and 250MB of data, priced at $60 monthly altogether. A better yet pricier option is available as well, providing 400 voice call minutes, 400 outgoing text messages, and 4MB of cellular data for $90 per month. 1GB of Wi-Fi internet access on eligible devices is also included in the latter package.
The AT&T Study Abroad packages will be made available on August 9 for qualifying customers. For more details, a full press release is embedded below.
AT&T is Making it Easier and More Affordable for Students to Stay Connected While Abroad
New Study Abroad Packages Bundle Calling, Messaging and Data; Available August 9th
Dallas, Texas, August 01, 2013 - With the start of the new school year quickly approaching, AT&T* is excited to introduce AT&T Study Abroad, an international roaming package designed exclusively for students and teachers participating in a study abroad program. The package will be available August 9th—just in time for school.
Instead of signing up for local wireless service while abroad—which means family and friends back home must call an international number to reach you, AT&T Study Abroad offers students and teachers the convenience of having their existing AT&T device, mobile number and content during their stay. Plus they can take advantage of significant savings when calling, messaging or using data in more than 150 countries.
Eligible customers can choose from two package options:
The $60/month package includes 250 voice minutes, 250 outgoing messages and 250MB of cellular data.
The $90/month package includes 400 voice minutes, 400 outgoing messages, 400MB of cellular data and 1GB of Wi-Fi on eligible devices.
Customers can call 877-777-4186 to sign up for one of the new Study Abroad package options, beginning August 9.
Please visit att.com/studyabroad today for more information, including eligibility requirements.**
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Domestic calling, data and unlimited messaging are required and must remain active for the duration of the offer.