AT&T Adds Canada to Nation and Family Talk Plans
Today AT&T rolled out two new variations on its Nation and Family Talk plans. The two eliminate long-distance charges to Canada; provides 1,000 anytime and night minutes; and includes Rollover for unused anytime minutes. Nation with Canada plans start at $60 per month and FamilyTalk with Canada plans start at $90 per month for two lines of service. Per-use data is still charged at $2 per megabyte.
Verizon Changes Up Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced changes to its prepaid service plans. The entry-level plan includes unlimited talk and text, but no data (WiFi only) for $30 per month.
U.S. Cellular Adds More Data to Plans, But Also Bumps Prices
U.S. Cellular rolled out new Shared Connect plans that offer a pooled bucket of data to multiple lines.
AT&T's Mobile Share Advantage Plans Drop Overages
AT&T today announced new service plans for multiple lines that do away with overage charges. The Mobile Share Advantage program includes unlimited talk and text in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, rollover data, sharable data, mobile hotspot, and unlimited texting to more than 120 other countries.
AT&T's GoPhone Service Adds More Data to Plans
AT&T today made its GoPhone prepaid service plans more attractive by adding more high-speed data without changing the price points. The $45 plan improves from 2 GB of LTE data each month to 3 GB, and the $60 plan improves from 5 GB to 6 GB.
Cricket Adds Calling and Messaging From Canada and Mexico
Cricket Wireless today improved its international offering by adding the ability to make calls and send text messages from Canada and Mexico to the U.S. The change means Cricket customers who travel to Canada and Mexico will be able to stay in touch with family and friends in the U.S.
Yet SMS/MMS is *still* not included!
From http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-servic e/legal/plan-terms.jsp...
AT&T Viva Mexico ("Mexico Plan") & AT&T Nation/FamilyTalkSM with Canada ("Canada Plan"): Certain eligibility requirements apply. Anytime Minutes and Night and Weekend Minutes between Mexico and your U.S. wireless coverage area if you subscribe to the Mexico Plan, or Canada and your U.S. wireless coverage area if you subscribe to the Canada Plan, will be treated for billing purposes as calls to and from your U.S. wireless coverage area. Calls made from or received in Mexico and Canada cannot exceed your monthly off-net usage allowance (the lesser of 750 min./mo. or 40% of your Anytime Minutes/mo.) in any two consecutive months. Calls made from or received
Data roaming is criminal
This isn't exactly AT&T's fault, but I want to know why other carriers seem to value these zeroes-and-ones so much- have they not figured out how to delivers data on the cheap?