AT&T launches new global flat rate plans, Data Global subscribers get 1GB free at Wi-Fi hotspots abroad
0. phoneArena 16 Nov 2012, 08:44 posted on
AT&T's Europe Travel plan lets you get 30, 80 and 200 minutes at $30, $60 or $120 per month, respectively, and each additional minute will be a buck. Canada and Mexico visitors have it the easiest with 80, 100 and 200 minutes for the same monthly charges...
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1. projektorboy (Posts: 11; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
This is a disgusting price to pay just so you can keep your phone number while going overseas. I'm much more of a data user so a pay-as-you-go SIM is much easier on the wallet when going overseas. However I imagine that these plans are also somewhat predatory on people who don't bother to consider that prepaid SIMs are even an option over there.
3. Bernoulli (Posts: 2206; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
No kidding man, I ditched at&t for having billed me 600$ in data and I told them, before going out of the country I asked to get my unlock code but because I had a relatively new phone at that moment (Sony Ericsson xperia x10a) they wouldn't give me the unlock code so I was like well I need my data, they said they'd help me with it but all a fat lie, so ever since I switched to t-mobile none of this has happened, since t-mobile gives the code just 14 days after you get the phone, I know this because as soon as I got my note II I called and asked for the unlock code, they said I had to wait for the 14 days and so now I have my note unlocked and ready for when I leave the County in December
2. McLTE (Posts: 742; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
$60 for 600 messages? That's horrible. AT&T just gouging the traveler and taking advantage.
Though I will say it's cheaper than what Verizon was charging.. 50 cents to send messages.. OUCH.
They would probably love to go back to the days of charging for long distance calls..
I don't see data plan rates in this article.. what are those?
4. Bernoulli (Posts: 2206; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Wow I didn't think at&t could charge for wifi, with Telefonica I get 1 gigabyte for around 16 $ so being on the at&t wifi is a rip off, just install groove ip which will use a Google number to call back home and also get a pay as you go sim, I recommend Telefonica when going to Europe or the Americas, and also t-mobile lol both are extremely cheap and give you your money's worth
5. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Ok, I realize that you all may think AT&T is gouging customers, and you could be correct. However, many of you are talking about unlocking your phone and using a service over there. Well, of course it is cheaper using native countries' cell service...D'UH!!!!!
How about we compare ROAMING prices with other U.S. carriers and then everyone using the correct comparison would make more sense when complaining.