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AT&T refreshes international data rates, 120MB now cost $30 per month

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AT&T refreshes international data rates, 120MB now cost $30 per month
Those who travel the globe probably know how expensive using your phone abroad could be, especially if data charges are involved. The new AT&T international data plans, however, seem relatively bearable.

Effective tomorrow, AT&T will offer 120MB of international data for a $30 monthly fee. The offering is valid for 130 countries around the world. There are 300MB and 800MB options as well, and picking them would cost you $60 and $120 respectively. Should the user exceed their limit, an additional 120MB of data will be added automatically, and that will set them back another $30. These fees might seem a bit steep for most users, but business people who rely heavily on staying connected to the web might be interested. Also, allow us to remind you that to this day, 800MB of international data with AT&T carried a $200 price tag.

The new AT&T roaming data offerings come about a month after Verizon updated its own international data fees. In comparison, Big Red charges $25 monthly for an allotment of 100MB to be used abroad, with each additional 100MB costing another quarter of a Benjamin.

source: AT&T via MobileBurn

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posted on 31 May 2012, 10:10 1

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Highway robbery!!! Just get another SIM!!!

posted on 31 May 2012, 13:19

3. Nico85 (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

Unfortunately that's not always the best idea. Replacing your SIM with a local SIM changes your phone number to the device. Business people who rely on their phone number for work need to be able to give out one number to their associates or clients. If you're in country A using one SIM and a client in country B dials the local number you gave them for country B and doesn't get in contact with you it can strain the business relationship or cost the business money. The prices may be more compared to local rates but like the saying, sometimes you need to spend money to make money.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:13

4. WhodatBe30 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

old rate was $24.99 for 50MB, $49.99 for 125MB, $99.99 for 275MB, and like the article above said $199.99 for 800MB. i would say this is a better deal so far

posted on 31 May 2012, 10:57

2. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


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