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AT&T Rolls Out New International Rate Plans

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Mark_S

Nov 16, 2012, 7:12 AM
That is why there are AT&T MVNO's out there. For the amounts they are asking, I would go to the local gas station first and buy a calling card.
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.
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bd8371

Nov 16, 2012, 9:33 AM
This is referring to services used outside the USA in Canada, Mexico, Europe, etc.
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Mark_S

Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
bd8371 said:
This is referring to services used outside the USA in Canada, Mexico, Europe, etc.


Many countries outside the U.S. have their own pre-paid SIMS as well as long as your U.S. based phone is un-locked.
I would rather not feed AT&T alrady huge pockets for international roaming and data.
As well Voyager Mobile will be eliminating this issue completely sometime next year with cloud based international roaming.
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T Bone

Nov 16, 2012, 10:56 AM
I agree that overseas roaming plans are obscenely expensive, but this isn't at&t''s fault, the roaming rates are set by terms of an agreement which at&t makes with the international carriers. at&t can't just charge whatever they want because it isn't their network that is being used when customers are roaming overseas. For overseas roaming I always use an unlocked GSM phone and buy a pre-paid SIM card in my country of destination, that's always cheaper than any international roaming plan.
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Mark_S

Nov 16, 2012, 5:00 PM
T Bone said:
I agree that overseas roaming plans are obscenely expensive, but this isn't at&t''s fault, the roaming rates are set by terms of an agreement which at&t makes with the international carriers. at&t can't just charge whatever they want because it isn't their network that is being used when customers are roaming overseas. For overseas roaming I always use an unlocked GSM phone and buy a pre-paid SIM card in my country of destination, that's always cheaper than any international roaming plan.


That is exactly what I was referring to. Unlocked GSM with prepaid SIM from the destination country. Lots of them get free incoming calls.
I know its not AT&T's fault. Its the destination countries rate ...
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