AT&T on July 12, announced a new lineup of Data Global Add-On packages that will make it more affordable than ever for wireless customers to enjoy data services while traveling internationally.
"One of the advantages of AT&T's GSM iPhones and iPads is that they can roam just about anywhere in the world fairly easily. For that convenience, AT&T charges a hefty - some would say exorbitant - fee (illustrated below, left)." Now, with July 17th, upgraded packages will give customers a significant (2.5-5x) drop in international fees i.e. more than double the data allowance of current packages and offer additional savings.
"Designed to give customers the freedom and flexibility to use data abroad, without having to search for a Wi-Fi hotspot, the new packages make it more convenient and affordable for international travelers to use their smartphone, tablet or laptop to stay in touch via email, update their status on popular social networking sites and enjoy convenient access to information such as maps and directions."
The new international data package tiers are:
- 50MB package for $24.99/month compared to the current 20MB package for $24.99/month
- 125MB package for $49.99/month compared to the current 50MB package for $59.99/month
- 275MB package for $99.99/month compared to the current 100MB package for $119.99/month
- 800MB package for $199.99/month compared to the current 200MB package for $199.99/month
[Source: AT&T Press]