AT&T has been making a lot of moves lately, signing contracts with International carriers to help benefit customers who are traveling abroad. It was first announced in early December that AT&T customers traveling to Canada would be able to connect to 4G LTE networks through Rogers, and now a new deal has been struck with EE over in the U.K. for anyone who plans to visit England. Usually, when people travel abroad, we get kicked down to 3G and HSPA+ networks, so 4G LTE roaming is a major step in the right direction for people who rely on fast data speeds on their mobile devices.
The deal is detailed as going both ways, which is a nice change – EE customers traveling to the U.S. will be able to take advantage of this great country’s LTE network as well, starting in the next half of 2014. But unlike the Canadian deal with Rogers, AT&T has yet to list prices of this LTE roaming feature. As reference, the deal with Rogers was pretty pricey, as it would cost you $30/mo for 120MB, $60/mo for 300MB, and $120/mo for 800MB.
EE announced that more deals such as this one are on the way in the first half of 2014, so all of you world travelers should be on the lookout.