Taking a page for T-Mobile, AT&T has announced the introduction of International LTE data roaming for U.S. customers who venture outside the border. This news comes just months after AT&T expanded its LTE data roaming to Canada, as well as the U.K. Today, AT&T has added SPain, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda to the list of countries that now allow for LTE roaming.
AT&T has also introduced a new app, designed to help AT&T customers track their data use while abroad. The AT&T International Travel App is now available for download on both the Google Play Store as well as Apple’s App Store.
Press release follows below.
AT&T Launches LTE Roaming in More Countries; Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Offer International Data Roaming on LTE
New AT&T International Travel App Makes It Easier Than Ever to Manage Data Usage
DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, AT&T* announced today that it has launched 4G LTE data roaming in 13 more countries, remaining the only U.S. carrier to offer 4G LTE data speeds abroad and expanding the international LTE footprint available to its wireless customers to 15 countries—with more on the way.**
In December, AT&T became the first U.S. carrier to offer LTE data roaming when it launched service in Canada. This milestone was quickly followed by AT&T’s launch of LTE data roaming in the UK a few days later. Today, AT&T has expanded its international LTE footprint to now include Spain, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Philippines and Antigua & Barbuda.
AT&T is committed to providing its customers a wider global footprint to enjoy LTE data speeds. In fact, AT&T currently has agreements to allow for LTE roaming in over 200 countries.
AT&T was recently named the “Best Global Phone/Data Provider” in the 2013 Best in Business Travel Awards, conducted by Business Traveler (BT) magazine. For international rates and information on packages, visit att.com/global. To check on LTE carriers and network bands available, visit att.com/globalcountries.
Track as you Trek with New International Travel App
AT&T is offering an easy and convenient way for customers to monitor their wireless experience abroad.***
Available for download today on the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM, the new AT&T International Travel App displays information about a customer’s current international roaming package(s), tracks their estimated data and messaging usage and sends alerts when they approach their allotment under their plan or if they don’t have an international roaming plan.**** Customers can even also set up their own custom alerts.
The app also includes answers to common questions about international roaming as well as one-click calling to AT&T’s international customer care should customers need assistance during their travels, such as adding or modifying a package.
The AT&T International Travel App was developed, in part, at the AT&T Foundry innovation center in Israel. Since 2011, we’ve opened five AT&T Foundry facilities to bring new technologies like the AT&T International Travel App to market faster than previously possible.
Visit att.com/travelapp for more details.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** LTE data roaming requires an LTE device compatible with available frequency on network roamed. A limited number of devices are compatible.
***AT&T International Travel App is available to AT&T consumer customers; and business customers and their Corporate Responsibility Users. Not all features available for Corporate Responsibility Users.
****Downloading the app or browsing (for example, accessing links within the “More Travel Apps” section or “Help”) will incur international roaming data charges. Customers will not incur international roaming data charges when using the app to monitor their usage.