AT&T Expands LTE Roaming By Another 13 Countries
AT&T today announced that customers with LTE 4G handsets will soon be able to roam onto the LTE networks operated by various carriers in 13 new countries. The total number of LTE roaming markets is now 15. The new countries include Spain, South Korea, France, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong, and Antigua/Barbuda. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier that has announced LTE roaming deals to date.
Sprint Expands Number of Countries in Roaming Program
Sprint today added seven countries to its International Value Roaming program. The program lets Sprint customers roam on 2G networks in select countries for free and offers reduced-rate voice minute calling for 20 cents per minute.
Sprint Adds 36 Countries to Open World Roaming Program
Sprint today added a significant number of new countries, cities, and city-states to its Open World global roaming plan. The program kicked off last year with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries and later added a wide range of islands throughout the Caribbean.
Sprint Takes a Page from T-Mobile, Offers Free Roaming
Sprint today announced a new program called International Value Roaming. Customers who add International Value Roaming to their plan will be able to use mobile data and send/receive text messages for free in select countries.
T-Mobile Hoping to Forge LTE Roaming Deals
T-Mobile today indicated it is working with other carriers to offer LTE roaming. T-Mobile competitors Sprint and Verizon Wireless have aggressively pursued rural LTE roaming deals, which has in turn increased their LTE availability.