AT&T refreshes its international data plans

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 31, 2012

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AT&T today took the wraps off of a trio of new international data plans for customers interested in taking their smartphone, tablet or mobile broadband device overseas. The new global data add-ons will be available starting June 1, with pricing starting at $30 per month and the overage rate for all plans set at $30 for 120MB. Here's how AT&T's new international data packs break down:

  • 120MB for $30 per month
  • 300MB for $60 per month
  • 800MB for $120 per month 

There new data plans can be used in 135 countries around the world, including Bermuda, French Guiana and Liechtenstein. The full list of countries can be found here. In countries where AT&T's global data add-on's aren't compatible, customers will be charged pay-per-use rates for data use. These new global data plans are quite a bit cheaper than AT&T's current (for the rest of today, anyway) plans, which carry prices like $199.99 for 800MB of data, so I'm sure globetrotting AT&T customers are glad to see that these new offerings will soon be here. AT&T's full announcement is below.

New Global Packages from AT&T Offer International Travelers More Data at an Affordable Price

Using Data Abroad is Even More Convenient and Affordable With New International Packages from AT&T

Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2012

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AT&T* today announced a new lineup of AT&T Data Global Add-On packages that will make it more affordable than ever for wireless customers–both consumer and business customers--to enjoy data services while traveling internationally. Beginning June 1, the updated packages allow customers to enjoy the convenience of data access on their AT&T device while traveling abroad in more than 130 countries at a significant cost savings.1

The new international data package tiers are:

120 MB Data Global Add-on package for $30/month

300 MB Data Global Add-on package for $60/month

800 MB Data Global Add-on package for $120/month

The overage rate for all packages is $30 for 120MB.

AT&T is streamlining its international data offerings while giving customers more data per bucket.  All three international data packages are designed to give customers the freedom and flexibility 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, without having to search for a Wi-Fi hotspot.

“We want our customers to experience the same level of wireless connectivity while traveling abroad as they do at home,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Data and Voice Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “Whether they choose to surf the Internet, use GPS on their device, respond to emails, or update their social network status, we are making it more affordable than ever for them to enjoy data services internationally.”

AT&T’s wireless customers enjoy a robust selection of world phones and international discount data, messaging and voice packages, along with the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider2. With voice service in more than 225 countries, AT&T customers can travel around the globe and make and receive calls on the same wireless number they use at home.  For more information on other AT&T international services, including discount packages for messaging, voice and international long distance services, as well as travel tips, visit www.att.com/global.

1 The new AT&T Data Global Add-On packages provide discounted data rates in 135 countries. Outside of these countries, pay-per-use rates apply. Visit att.com/globalcountries for a list of included countries.

2 Best coverage worldwide claim based on global coverage of U.S. carriers. Activation of international service required. International roaming rates apply. Availability, quality of coverage and services while roaming are not guaranteed.  For countries, rates and additional details, see att.com/global.

2 The new AT&T Data Global Add-On packages provide discounted data rates in 135 countries. Outside of these countries, pay-per-use rates apply. Visit att.com/globalcountries for a list of included countries.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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