AT&T announces LTE roaming in 13 countries, including Japan, Spain, and France

AT&T announces LTE roaming in 13 countries, including Japan, Spain, and France
Not too long ago, AT&T announced that it would be partnering with Rogers Wireless and EE to offer AT&T customers LTE coverage when roaming in Canada and the UK respectively. Now, AT&T is announcing another expansion of its "Data Global" add-on plans which will allow for LTE roaming in thirteen new countries around the world, including Japan, Spain, and France.

Today's announcement means that AT&T now offers LTE roaming for users in over 200 countries. The newly added countries are: Spain, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, and Antigua & Barbuda. AT&T is pushing the fact that it is currently the only US carrier to offer LTE roaming internationally, but the roaming does come at a cost. 

It will cost you $30 per month for 120MB of roaming data, $60 for 300MB, or $120 for 800MB, which is quite a lot of money. So, while it's nice that AT&T offers the service, you may still be better off getting AT&T to unlock your device and getting a prepaid SIM card wherever you're going. Or, if you travel internationally that much, maybe T-Mobile would be a better option, since it offers free data (up to 3G speeds) in over 100 countries

source: AT&T

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3 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Damn that's expensive. Best to get the device unlocked and pop in a SIM card like the article stated.

2. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I'm pretty sure that T-mobile's free international roaming is at 2G speeds. However, a relative has tried this abroad and could not have it working, though she had a Nexus 4, which should allow global 3G roaming.

3. yamilrx

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

This is very short of what Tmobile offers. Typical of AT&T's ridiculously high costs. I used my phone through Tmobile in Spain and Dubai 2 months ago. I was even able to view my home cameras over 4000miles away. I was texting for free and using Viber in Spain free of charge. Calls from my cell were .20cents/min which is comparable to a purchased sim in Spain. Instead I used Viver to communicate with family. Wifi calling was 100% free to any US phone number. My speed test yielded 2g speeds but there is no way you can access my live cameras at 2g speeds or even use Viver. And for those that are Tmobile haters, I clocked 62mb download speeds and 16mb upload speeds in Hollywood Florida. yes, their coverage is not as glamorous in smaller cities but most major cities are blanketed with fast LTE. Good job Tmobile.

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