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.
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.