AT&T Rolls Out New International Rate Plans
AT&T today announced a refresh of its international calling, messaging, and data plans. International calling plans are now broken up into three different groupings: Canada and Mexico, Europe, and the rest of the world. Each grouping has its own, separate offerings of minutes and they all offer different per-minute rates depending on how many minutes you want or need. For example, the Canada and Mexico plan offers 80 minutes of talk time for $30 per month, while the Europe plan offers 30 minutes of talk time for $30 per month, and the rest of the world plan offers 15 minutes of talk time for $30 per month. AT&T has increased the maximum global messaging package from 500 messages to 600 messages for $60 per month. It also offers a 200-message package for $30 per month and a 50-message package for $10 per month. Last, customers who subscribe to AT&T's data roaming packages will now be able to access up to 1GB of Wi-Fi data over AT&T's international Wi-Fi hotspots. AT&T offers a free app to help customers find those hotspots. The new rates are effective beginning November 16. Overages and other fees may apply.
Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option
Virgin Mobile USA today made some changes to its service plans. To start, the company added a new, low-cost plan for $20 per month.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Cricket Wireless today made more calling and messaging add-on plans available to a greater number of countries throughout Central and South America. For $10 per month, Cricket customers can add Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to their plan.
Cricket Dials In Unlimited Calling to Canada
Cricket Wireless today upgraded its $50 and $60 monthly plans to include unlimited international calling and messaging to Canada. Customers won't have to take any steps to activate the feature, Cricket is doing so automatically for all new and existing subscribers.
AT&T Improves International Plans
AT&T today rolled out new service plans for use when traveling abroad. Under the new AT&T Passport plans, customers pay a one-time monthly fee for 30 days of access to international voice minutes, messaging, and data.
The rates for international calling and texting are way better on an MVNO. The only thing AT&T has extra is their data and proprietary apps.