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AT&T adds international LTE roaming in Spain, France, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and 8 other countries

AT&T adds international LTE roaming in Spain, France, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and 8 other countries
By Derek Kessler on 24 Feb 2014 11:20 am EST
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Late last year saw AT&T adding international LTE roaming in Canada and the UK, and today they're adding 13 more nations to the list. If the added services are treated in the same way as AT&T's deals with EE in the UK and Rogers in Canada, the rates charged for the "Data Global" add-ons won't change with the addition of LTE services, though AT&T did not say if that would be the case in their press release. AT&T put a full list of the countries where you'll be able to get LTE speeds while roaming starting today:

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, Hong Kong 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.

It's worth noting that there are still hurdles to getting LTE roaming working. AT&T and the LTE carriers in Canada use different LTE bands, so it may be hit or miss whether or not your specific phone will be able to roam onto LTE while abroad. Thankfully, modern smartphones are consolidating more and more LTE bands into single devices (manufacturing is just easier that way), so your chances are much higher if you have a fairly new phone.

AT&T Launches LTE Roaming in More Countries; Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Offer International Data Roaming on LTE

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, Hong Kong 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.

*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.

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AT&T adds international LTE roaming in Spain, France, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and 8 other countries

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The problem AT&T is facing is that yes its adding roaming LTE, but still charging through the roof for it….. I just switched to T mobile… I get unlimited global data and texts… and thats really all that matters, until AT&T does this, they will continue to lose customers

That TMO data's like 2G though, lol. That being said, that would be ok for me too, rather than paying stupid expensive rates for LTE overseas.

not necessarily.. I got it because I spent 3 months of last year over seas when Tmobile announced this... There were 3 people working with me over there with Tmobile service.. They didnt suffer any lag or slow down in service.. They had the same connection i had on my AT&T roaming service... it just all depended on what network our phone chose to connect to.....

Don't know why you even report on this POS company. I'd say to AT&T concerning reporting any news releases you put out " Please be patient, we are working on it." AT&T F-OFF!

Too Much Bull S!@# and what happen with the promise of upgrade 10.2.1 for AT&T USA that was supposed to for Feb 10th ? so many BLAH,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH.

AT&T is still working out how they can charge for the 10.2.1 update. They charged me $36 per line to upgrade to BB10 devices; like they were doing me a favor by letting me sign another two year contract. Now they are blessing us with LTE speed while roaming. Get ready for more stories about people who come back from vacation with $1000 phone bills.

They charged me the same $36.when I purchased from them the locked Q10 at full price. "Good experience": I will NEVER purchase any phone from them or from any other @#$%^&* phone company at all! I am "hunting" now for a proper Z30 that I can use here in the USA... but at the right price. I wish BlackBerry would sell us the phones directly.

I just hope the BlackBerry Z30 STA100-1 is made available through AT&T or on BlackBerry.com.

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"AT&T and the LTE carriers in Canada use different LTE bands"

That's not necessarily true. AT&T does use LTE band 4 in the US, although not as prominently as band 17. Regardless, all AT&T branded BB10 phones are capable of getting LTE in Canada (where band 4 is used in conjunction with whatever band 2600 MHz is.)

Will it be cheaper for me to get an AT&T contract + new Z30 and keep roaming here, instead of going with Optus or Telstra, the local carriers in Australia?

Just wondering. What are the rates for that roaming, or did I miss something in the article?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Now if only they would give ATT&T customers the 10.2 update for the Q10, or any device for that matter. I still haven't gotten anything.

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