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AT&T's new voice plans for Canada and Mexico start as low as $25 per month

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AT&T's new voice plans for Canada and Mexico start as low as $25 per month
Come on people, we know it happens to everyone at some point or another, but doesn’t it suck when you get home from a trip to another country and find your phone bill being astronomically out through the roof? Well, if you happen to vacation in Mexico or Canada a lot, you ought to know about some of the new voice plans being offered by AT&T very soon – so that you can save yourself from those coma inducing bills!

Starting on January 22nd, AT&T will begin offering its new voice plans that target customers who happen to vacation in Canada or Mexico. Specifically, rather than being hit with some ridiculous roaming fees, these new Canada and Mexico Travel Minutes plans cater to a wide array of people that primarily make voice phone calls.

The breakdown goes like this:

  • 50 minutes of talk time for $24.99 per month
  • 125 minutes of talk time for $49.99 per month
  • 275 minutes of talk time for $99.99 per month
  • 800 minutes of talk time for $199.99 per month

Furthermore, AT&T will also be dishing up per-minute voice rates as an alternative, which range from $0.39 to $0.79. Sure, it might still seem rather pricey, but hey, it’s substantially lower than the usual AT&T roaming rates – so it’s essentially better than nothing. So in the end, there’s no need to worry about those bill shocks seeing you can sleep knowing you’re covered if you happen to travel to our neighbors to down south or up north.

source: AT&T (1 & 2) via Phonescoop

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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 11:01 2

1. ayonvox (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

Does AT&T realise that other carriers already offer MUCH better rates for this? Hell, Verizon Starts at $54.99 for 450 minutes for talking to and from Mexico....The closest they offer is 275 minutes for $100? No thanks

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 11:06 3

2. projectmole86 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

This is an add on for going on vacation not your actual plan att has the same 54.99 plan to and from mexico (google att viva mexico)

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 12:50

3. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Go to the AT&T Wireless website.
Click on the link to the International Wireless page
Reference the AT&T Mexico and AT&T Canada calling plans, and compare their prices to what you just said
Realize that Verizon is the most expensive nationwide carrier in the US.
Realize that since Verizon is a non-GSM carrier, you have to buy a special phone to roam in most international countries
Come to the conclusion that most of the carriers in the US are non-GSM, and therefore aren't great for international roaming

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 13:07

4. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

hmm noo need for a plan .. I just use WIFI calling with my tmobile phone and there you go free data, Minutes and txt anywhere i am in mexico (while on wifi)

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 13:13

5. EXPLORER901 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)

Hey Box make sure you know what you are talking about before you post
You don't need to buy a gsm phone when traveling to Canada or Mexico
They both get CDMA network.For Europe you can a loaner phone free of charge
From Verizon global dept .Just don't keep it

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 13:39 1

6. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

have u been to mexico lately? because i have and heres what i found out YEA at&t charges more than verizon BUT at&t has its advantages with at&t u get 3G roaming on telcel mexico an i found out telcel mexico has hspa+ running at 21 mbps and its pretty fast i got speeds up to 10 mbps romaming on my at&t lg nitro something u cannot get on verizon . Verizon which my coworker has he has a Droid razr roamed on iusacell Mexico which is Mexico's ONLY cdma carrier and its going down the drain because its turning all its network to gsm . We were both in mexico city, guadalajara and lastly monterrey nuevo leon which is mexicos largest citys and me on at&t roaming on telcel ALWAYS had coverage and 3G coverage everywhere i went 99% of the time never lost signal once while my friend on his cdma razor had coverage only 50 % of the time and he didnt even get 3G he Always had 1G or 1x only data didnt work at all on his phone . while i was updating my fb status from my phone because on mine data worked and at fast 3G speeds. so those are the advantages at&t has when roaming in mexico over verizon. o i also forgot to mention while my friend was roaming on his razor there were alot of dead spots were he completly had no service and had to borrow my at&t gsm phone to make calls . so yea to me at&t is more better even if its more expensive.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 20:07

7. joey18 (Posts: 597; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

att sucks charge so much money is better get prepaid card 5 dollars i get 12 hours talk

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