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AT&T announces new Global Messaging packages, helps you stay connected while traveling abroad

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AT&T announces new Global Messaging packages, helps you stay connected while traveling abroad
Just because you're traveling abroad doesn't mean that you shouldn't stay connected with friends and family. Sure, voice calls can be a bit pricey when you're roaming, but a simple text message can usually get the job done without breaking the bank.

AT&T is now making it more convenient for its subscribers to stay in touch with their loved ones with its new Global Messaging packages. In addition to its existing international texting package, which runs for $10 per month and provides 50 SMS/MMS messages while roaming, the carrier is now offering two other options, namely packages including 200 or 500 SMS/MMS messages for $30 or $50 per month respectively. In comparison, an AT&T customer without such a package gets charged $0.50 per text and $1.30 per MMS while roaming.

Still, there are a few details that need to be pointed out. AT&T's Global Messaging packages account for outgoing texts only, meaning that one would have their incoming messages deducted from their domestic package, assuming they have one. If not, receiving texts will be billed at $0.20 for a basic SMS and $0.30 for a picture or video message. Furthermore, although the packages can be used in more than 100 countries worldwide, make sure that your destination is on the list before heading on your next exotic vacation.

Thinking of traveling some place in the near future? Feel free to drop a comment below if the Global Messaging packages by AT&T are something you might consider using.

source: AT&T via Engadget

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:06

1. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


Dont see why they charge to text to Canada -__-

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 14:14

2. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 202; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Because Canada is another country and AT&T does not have towers there.

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 15:55

4. Paulina (unregistered)


The AT&T GoPhone plans include unlimited texting to Mexico and Canada and 100 other countries along with unlimited nationwide calls and texting for just 50 bucks a month.

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