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  • AT&T the First US Carrier to Offer International LTE Roaming With New Rogers Agreement


    On Monday, AT&T announced a new agreement with the Canadian-based cellular provider Rogers making it the first United States carrier to offer International 4G LTE roaming.

    With the new agreement, those with roaming enabled on their 4G LTE-capable devices will be able to move out of range of AT&Tís cellular towers and piggyback off of Rogersí cellular towers in Canada while still achieving a 4G LTE signal.

    Our agreement with Rogers affirms our commitment to deliver superior international coverage to our customers. AT&T customers already have access to the nationís fastest, most reliable 4G LTE network while in the United States and now they can enjoy LTE speeds while roaming in Canada.
    Roaming has never been cheap, so you can expect the prices to be high compared to local data rates.

    AT&T customers can select from one of three Data Global Add-On packages that offer discounted rates in Canada and over 150 countries Ė 120MB for $30/mo; 300MB for $60/mo; and 800MB for $120/mo.
    On the other hand, the international 4G LTE roaming allows customers to take their speedy cellular Internet services with them. Some might see this as a great advantage, while others may see that the faster speeds will make it easier to eat through data caps even quicker.

    In addition to the new ties in Canada, AT&T has been stepping up its game all across the United States. The cellular provider might not have as much 4G LTE coverage as Verizon does, but it certainly has one of the fastest 4G LTE networks in the country. Today's announcement just gives AT&T a little more leverage over its competition.

    Sources: AT&T
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T the First US Carrier to Offer International LTE Roaming With New Rogers Agreement started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      AT&T are the Ebeneezer Scrooge of our time. Their international roaming rates for data are off the chart compared to those of T-Mobile's. AT&T's roaming rates for voice-calls are even worse.

      I realize we're in that 6-9 month period where there is no jailbreak news whatsoever, but why is modmyi running so many boring, one-sided stories about one of their corporate sponsors? (Sorry, that was a rhetorical question.)

      BTW, AT&T's new no-contract data-share plans are MORE expensive than the existing plans unless you want 300Mb/month or 20Gb/month (which is basically nobody). Sure, you can remain grandfathered in to your "unlimited" data plan, but new customers have no choice here. One thing you can rely on with AT&T - they'll increase their prices and make it look like they're giving us all a break. And look at the commercial they're currently running on modmyi - add an extra line (pictured with a Samsung Galaxy S4) for only $9.99. Really? Try adding a smartphone data plan for only $9.99 to any existing AT&T package. I double-dog dare you.

      AT&T = sleazy & disingenuous.

      P.S. In the interests of full and fair disclosure, I should add that I hate AT&T.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Now that my employer foots the bill, i get unlimited international voice & data. I dunno how much they actually pay for that but, I don't have to worry about a 40 min call from Sydney to US.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      AT&T are the Ebeneezer Scrooge of our time. Their international roaming rates for data are off the chart compared to those of T-Mobile's. AT&T's roaming rates for voice-calls are even worse.

      I realize we're in that 6-9 month period where there is no jailbreak news whatsoever, but why is modmyi running so many boring, one-sided stories about one of their corporate sponsors? (Sorry, that was a rhetorical question.)

      BTW, AT&T's new no-contract data-share plans are MORE expensive than the existing plans unless you want 300Mb/month or 20Gb/month (which is basically nobody). Sure, you can remain grandfathered in to your "unlimited" data plan, but new customers have no choice here. One thing you can rely on with AT&T - they'll increase their prices and make it look like they're giving us all a break. And look at the commercial they're currently running on modmyi - add an extra line (pictured with a Samsung Galaxy S4) for only $9.99. Really? Try adding a smartphone data plan for only $9.99 to any existing AT&T package. I double-dog dare you.

      AT&T = sleazy & disingenuous.

      P.S. In the interests of full and fair disclosure, I should add that I hate AT&T.
      If you don't like AT&T then don't use them and stop your complaining. As for one sided, they mention AT&T's high data roaming prices. What more do you want? It is also nice to know that I will get some good data speed from my iPhone next time I am in Canada.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      If you don't like AT&T then don't use them and stop your complaining. As for one sided, they mention AT&T's high data roaming prices. What more do you want? It is also nice to know that I will get some good data speed from my iPhone next time I am in Canada.
      What I do here is sooooo much more than complaining :-) It's complaining, plus an accurate perspective of what you can really expect from AT&T and their services.

      Here's what I mean by one-sided: "Great news from MMI! AT&T have installed a 4G LTE cell tower just west of Minot, North Dakota!" Ok, but... 1) When was the last time you saw MMI report on Verizon expanding their LTE coverage? Yes, it's happened, but it'd be a hard sell to call MMI impartial. 2) We want news of hacks and jailbreaks. Who cares if a couple of sheep in North Dakota now have slightly faster data access?

      I guess the MMI folks have to make a living. I don't begrudge them that. It's just kind of sad that the original purpose of this site seems to be dying, along with our ability to jailbreak Apple's products in any kind of a timely manner.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      What I do here is sooooo much more than complaining :-) It's complaining, plus an accurate perspective of what you can really expect from AT&T and their services.

      Here's what I mean by one-sided: "Great news from MMI! AT&T have installed a 4G LTE cell tower just west of Minot, North Dakota!" Ok, but... 1) When was the last time you saw MMI report on Verizon expanding their LTE coverage? Yes, it's happened, but it'd be a hard sell to call MMI impartial. 2) We want news of hacks and jailbreaks. Who cares if a couple of sheep in North Dakota now have slightly faster data access?

      I guess the MMI folks have to make a living. I don't begrudge them that. It's just kind of sad that the original purpose of this site seems to be dying, along with our ability to jailbreak Apple's products in any kind of a timely manner.
      1. MMi has mentioned about Verizon expanding their LTE network, I think it was a Thursday a few years ago.

      2. Don't disrespect those sheep, they need lovin' to!

      3. The only reason why we don't have a jailbreak, is because the people working on the jailbreak feel having a real job to pay the bills is more important! I say the should be hopped up on Red Bull and work 24/7 in the cold. It's more important that I get a free jailbreak then them putting food on their table! That way MMi would have more articles about jailbreaking.