AT&T announced big news this morning, partnering with Rogers Communications to offer U.S. customers the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks while roaming in our neighbor to the north, Canada. The deal actually makes AT&T the first U.S. carrier to offer such a deal, as usually customers are kicked down to HSPA+ networks or 3G.
With a Data Global Add-on package purchased, customers can get 4G LTE in bundles of 120MB for $30/mo, 300MB for $60/mo, and 800MB for $120/mo. It seems pricey, but can you really put a price on international LTE speeds? /sarcasm
Bill Hague, executive vice president, International, Alliances and Integrations of AT&T Mobility spoke on the deal, stating the following.
Our agreement with Rogers affirms our commitment to deliver superior international coverage to our customers. AT&T customers already have access to the nation’s fastest, most reliable 4G LTE network while in the United States and now they can enjoy LTE speeds while roaming in Canada.
If you are an AT&T customer on plan on checking out the frozen tundras of Canada, go check those plans out on AT&T’s website.