Select AT&T subscribers are about to get free roaming in Mexico and Canada

Select AT&T subscribers are about to get free roaming in Mexico and Canada
AT&T has just announced an updated roaming structure that provides free voice and data roaming in Mexico and Canada. Unfortunately, however, only select postpaid customers will receive AT&T’s free roaming upgrade.

If you’re on an AT&T Mobile Share Value plan with at least 15GB of monthly data in your quota, AT&T will offer free voice, text, and data roaming in Mexico. Enterprise customers need to be on a Mobile Select plan of at least $20 per month to be eligible for the free roaming feature, which will kick in on May 20.

Furthermore, if you’re on the new unlimited data plan that the carrier only offers to its DirecTV and U-Verse customers, AT&T will offer free voice, text, and data roaming in both Canada and Mexico.

David Christopher, AT&T’s chief marketing officer highlighted that this roaming upgrade bonus affects a significant part of telecom subscribers in the US:

Last year, AT&T launched a free extension to the Mobile Share Value plan that included free voice and texts in Mexico, but just 1GB of free data roaming. Under the old extension, any additional GB past the quota was billed at $20.

To prevent abuse, the carrier notes that it may restrain the feature if roaming usage will extend to more than a half of the total usage for two consecutive months.

While the free upgrade is most welcome, it’s worth pointing out that AT&T’s revamped roaming structure fails to match T-Mobile’s Mobile Without Borders campaign, one that brings free voice, messaging, and LTE data roaming to nearly all of the Magenta carrier’s postpaid subscribers.

source: AT&T via Droid Life



4. syed_itsa

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Go phone -- is good for Roaming to Canada and Mexico. t-mobile cant beat in USA though they are pretty good in Post paid and Roaming Services. Every GSM Network Connects to t-mobile for Roamer for less expensive Roaming. AT&T Wont Let them proceed. GSM is European technology and t-mobile was the first who introduced GSM technology in USA. In Big five these to yellow and PINK only have GSM Network and Still all Americans are not covered. Quality Makes difference not Quantity of users.

3. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

It actually doesn't specify what kind of data is available right now... only that they expect to have LTE data by the end of 2018.

2. TimidUser unregistered

Nice, but still playing catch up to T-mobile in terms of value. But I guess the tradeoff is AT&Ts' domestic network is still larger.

1. Carlitos

Posts: 706; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I'm eligible to roam for free in Mexico, but can't roam in Canada.....what? What BS update

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