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.
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.
Sprint Offers Cuba Calling Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced the availability of Sprint Cuba 20 Plus, a calling plan add-on that provides access to friends and family in Cuba. The Sprint Cuba 20 plan costs $10 per month and includes 20 voice minutes to any line in Cuba.
FreedomPop Launches Free International Calling
FreedomPop today made a free international calling plan available to all Android and iOS smartphones. Smartphone owners need only download the FreedomPop Free Talk and Text app and they'll have access to 100 free voice minutes good for calling 52 countries, including Mexico, the U.K., Canada, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina, and India.
Cricket Adds Data Roaming In Canada and Mexico
Cricket today expanded its international options to include data roaming in Canada and Mexico at no extra charge. Customers who subscribe to Cricket's Smart and Pro plans, $50 and $60 per month, respectively, can use their rate plan data when traveling throughout North America.
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.