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AT&T Offers 4G LTE Roaming to Customers Traveling in Canada, First Carrier to Offer International LTE Roaming

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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.

Via: AT&T
  • Gamblor77

    Seems like standard rates that we already get charged in Canada. But according to our propaganda spouting cell providers they’re “some of the lowest rates in the developed world”. I guess they consider a satellite phone from the top of Mount Everest part of the “developed world” ;)

  • duke69111

    Is it really roaming if you pay for it in advance?

  • Daistaar

    30 bucks for a whole 120mb?! Where do I sign up?! Bye bye T-Mobile and my unlimited global data!

    • S2556

      No you can zip through your data plan in seconds with exclusive international LTE speeds!

  • Intellectua1

    Now if they’d get rid of the $1 a minute calling rate I’d be really jumping for joy..

  • AbbyZFresh

    One day AT&T gonna purchase Rodgers at this rate. Canada will be in for a rude awakening if this happens.

    • S2556

      Rogers is the biggest rip off up here. They can have em. There are 3 majour players and they all price fix and match each other so there is Zero competition. Would love at&t to shake up the market though I’m not sure if at&t would be much better than the others

  • Intellectua1

    This is really awesome. Now when I’m out in Canada I don’t have to worry about buying a data package that only works sometimes then forgetting the International att number and being connected to Telus to complain about it

    • PSU_DI

      why not just port your number to Google Voice and then just pop in what ever damn SIM you want. You’ll get good rates and you keep your number the same no matter where your at or what carrier you choose to use.

      • Intellectua1

        Didn’t know I could do that plus that would only be for calls right?? When I’m in Canada I never get the calling plan cause I don’t talk on the phone much so $1 a minute is actually cheaper than buying a calling plan which is separate from the data package I’m mostly using fb and Instagram while in Canada..

        • PSU_DI

          Once your phone number is over at google voice, what ever device has the google app installed on becomes you’re “number” If set up properly you should be able to make/receive calls & text messages using your Google Voice number. The only cavat is there is still no mms support on GV.

    • Blue Sun

      It’s “aboot”, not “about”.

      • S2556

        Lol

  • David P

    I read the title and thought “Man ATT is really trying to go head-to-head with T-Mobile.”

    But not really.

    I’ll take T-Mob’s free, slow unlimited international data over $60 for 300 MB of data.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I don’t see the point of this with such outrageous international data plans. Who needs LTE speeds when you have monthly limits of 120MB-800MB? One accidental click and you can download hundreds of megs in minutes on LTE.

  • rthvk

    And of course Verizon’s still got nothing

    • Blue Sun

      I’m sure they are “testing” something… You’ll just have to sit back & wait 4-6 weeks for an approval.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Wow, that’s expensive. I’d just as soon go get a prepaid Rogers SIM card while I was visiting Canada. One of the advantages of having an unlocked device. :D