AT&T now offers international LTE roaming to Canada

By Adam Zeis on 9 Dec 2013 10:32 am
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Good news for North American travelers as AT&T has announced today that customers who travel to Canada will now be able to take advantage of LTE speeds. With a little help from Rogers, AT&T is the first carrier to offer international LTE roaming. So when you're hopping the border you no longer have to worry about losing speed on your LTE device.

Check out the press release below and hit the comments to discuss!

Press Release

AT&T Customers Can Now Enjoy 4G LTE Wireless Speeds While Traveling in Canada
AT&T Is First U.S. Carrier to Offer International LTE Roaming

Dallas, Texas, December 09, 2013 AT&T* announced today that it has launched LTE roaming in Canada with Rogers Communications.  The agreement with Rogers makes AT&T the first U.S. carrier to offer international LTE roaming.

AT&T has a broad selection of LTE devices. In fact, about 42 percent of AT&T postpaid smartphone customers use an LTE device.** With today’s announcement, AT&T customers roaming in Canada can use their existing LTE device to surf the web, download apps, upload content and more on Rogers LTE, Canada’s fastest LTE network.

“Our agreement with Rogers affirms our commitment to deliver superior international coverage to our customers,” said Bill Hague, executive vice president, International, Alliances and Integrations, AT&T Mobility. “AT&T customers already have access to the nation’s fastest, most reliable 4G LTE networkwhile in the United States and now they can enjoy LTE speeds while roaming in Canada.”***

Rogers LTE delivers Canada’s fastest download speeds, enabling AT&T customers to stay connected while traveling north of the border. The Rogers LTE network reaches 70 percent of Canadians from coast to coast and continues to expand. This year alone, Rogers will expand its LTE coverage to 95 new markets.

AT&T customers can select from one of three Data Global Add-On packages that offer discounted rates in Canada and over 150 countries – 120MB for $30/mo; 300MB for $60/mo; and 800MB for $120/mo.

To learn more about AT&T’s discount roaming packages, including tips for selecting the best data package for your international travel needs, visit att.com/worldpackages.

Topics: AT&T Rogers Carriers

48 comments

rodgoodman

Great. Now how about 10.2?

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Alan Bertucci

Yes!!! 10.2

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TranceRomance

So annoying that some of us still have 10.1

What up ALAN!?

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wdbpilot

That will be expensive!!

Posted via my AT&T Z10

edriss

$120 add on for just 800mb? Is at&t learning form Rogers how to treat roaming customers?

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QuIcKsIlV3r

Considering at one point, AT&T was in Canada and is now in the form of rogers, this doesn't surprise me at all.

LuayS

Lol ya this is dumb. I mean I use a Tmobile sim when I go to the US but I pay 55 unlimited everything..

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Jaap bb4fr

Now do the same in europe

R Field

Holy crap that's expensive. T-Mobile is much better.

BlackBerry Z10 (Z30 inbound) | 10.2.1.1055 | C0006E212

blackburberry

Free roaming in Canada as by example by some carriers in the UK for customers traveling to the US, would be better news. Oh, sorry, I didn't think that this might just be AT&T promotional information. :-(

trinichindian

Little typo there Adam..

who travel to Canada "with" now be able to take advantage of LTE speeds..

should be "will"

Bla1ze

Thanks, I fixed the typo and fired that useless guy named Adam. :P

deltact

Enjoy LTE speeds so you can blow through your data allotment quickly and rack up the massive roaming charges..

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Prem WatsApp

I wonder what the point is, you'll be smoking through your $120/800MB data pack quicker than you can say "hello".

Enjoy speeds? I would only need LTE for some youtubing etc., thanks, and a few vids without a bit of lag will cost me 50 quid? No thanks...

Or just go with a second phone and a local SIM. One more reason to carry a Qu and a Zed ;-)

My name is Prem, and I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

davehong

I was thinking the same thing!

emmuniz1

I'm tired of hearing other news from At&t... what we should been hearing from them is a actual date for the BLACKBERRY 10.2 update!!

USA carriers SUCK Big time!!!

#BB10Believe #BlackBerryNation #BB10Army #BB10Freak #KeepMoving #TeamBlackberry #BBMCrossPlatform #BBM4All #IChooseBlackBerry10

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sk8er_tor

What about visiting the US from Canada with a Rogers phone? The deal should've been mutual.

raino

LOL so highly priced add-on packages is the big offering here? I'd rather get a local SIM.

EchoesFX

"Only" $120/mo. LOL. No?

Just get a SIM card from a Canadian provider and put it in your phone.

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Prem WatsApp

Your second phone, I guess. You want people to be able to TXT you on your regular number?

(Hint: grab another new Zed for cheap, while you can get them...)

My name is Prem, and I'm using BBM ... from my QuZe10 ...whatarhyme...

galleon

Too bad its with Rogers, their coverage across Canada isn't the best.

djnamax

LMFAO!!!!!

ONLY $120 EXTRA on top of your monthly bill... OH boy ...and people don't think your not getting your moneys worth ..you will get a whopping 800 megs of data!!!!.. oh boy is that ever a deal!!!!

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laserx

Total rip off. When traveling to the USA I use a USA sim and it cost me 3.95/day for unlimited calls and text for the USA and Canada along with 300 meg of data per day.

deep_plot

All good until you go to Saskatchewan. Then find out Rogers/AT&T is absolutely horrible and doesn't even have 3G in most places.

iBelieveInBB

Awesome! I may be switching to AT&T this February instead of renewing my contact with VZW!

bjschey

Who cares, AT&T sucks anyway. I know this, because I'm an AT&T customer, and have been since 2008 (time for a change don't ya think?). I'm surprised I haven't shot myself. The only reason I stayed was for my unlimited data plan, which is getting harder to justify, since I'm not allowed to tether, use the Hotspot, they slow my data speeds down once I start going over 3GB's, and I can't even upgrade to a Z30, since AT&T chose not to get it (if they do get it next year, it's too late to bother, because the Q30 & Z50 are in the pipeline for Q2 & Q3 next year). However, next week I'll be coming to you from my Verizon BlackBerry Z30 running 10.2 (until I load the Leaked 10.2.1 that is).

Goodbye Big Orange, Hello Big Red!

Oh, and AT&T's roaming LTE plans for Canada suck even more than they do. Way over priced for crap.

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TranceRomance

I'm jealous! I'm with T-Mobile and almost walked in to a Verizon store the other day to see if they had a working model. I'm glad they didn't.

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BBMIZKING

Why would I buy that when roaming is now capped at $100 per month with the new Wireless Code of Conduct:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/what-the-new-crtc-wi...

Sashko

Those are the rules for us in Canada, not for our friends south of the border, so while this info you mentioned can come in handy, it's slightly irrelevant when it comes to this blog post :-)

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theorivardus

Très cher! :(
Pour 3 gig par mois ça me coûte 49$ avec Virgin mobile ! (Montreal, sur BlackBerry Z10). Le mieux c'est de débloqué son téléphone changer de compagnie chaque fois une compagnie nous offre moins cher ! ;)
J'ai débloqué mon Z10 pour 35$!

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JoBudden

Would be better if we got an at&t z30 announcement. Why hasn't a petition been started for this like everything else?

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meansweans

With those prices are we supposed to say thank you? Or F you?

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Smitty13

There is only one appropriate response to your statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW68goC4_es

Kiddo2050

Rogers is horrible on my battery when I go to Canada. AT&T allowed me to manually pick my carrier and I now use Bell all the time, and it's always LTE and my package is cheaper than the one described. I think this is just a way to announce a price increase.

surgeon1919

How does that make any sense? How can Roaming on Rogers be so terrible on your battery life yet Bell isn't?

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wbbeinuni

Let's see Rogers do that for customers roaming in the US and that will be news.

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surgeon1919

While it's not cheap, it's certainly better than not adding a roaming pass.

How many of you even have more than 500mb-1gb a month to use locally?

If you're going to use 800mb while on vacation then you're not enjoying your vacation!

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jic999

I guess Kevin O'Leary can use the Q10, he said he had to drop the Q10 because there was no roaming on the BB10 so he to go on the Bold 9900

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Rootbrian

I would much prefer windmobile/t-mobile's flat rates than have a screw turned up my arse. ;)
Unlimited everything for $45/month is unrealistically amazing to any big carrier who charges through the nose! ;) (simplemobile is windmobile in the united states).

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DStLouis

Why not, what a great opportunity to charge more roaming fees...
With LTE ON, chances are that you will use a lot more datas.

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TranceRomance

T-Mobile is changing the wireless game so much that AT&T had to try to copy them. I laughed after I read "AT&T is the first US carrier to offer...blah blah blah"...I started laughing because it's clearly a copy cat move considering T-Mobile went global.

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PantherBlitz

Coming from the company that is trying hard to provide 10.2 within a year after 10.3 is released, I'm impressed! I'd be more impressed if there was no roaming at all throughout North America.

Eric Ch

AT&T is not the first carrier to offer international LTE roaming. Bouygues Telecom is the first one (it's a French Company).