AT&T becomes first major US carrier to offer international LTE roaming

Rogers Canada
Canada's No. 1 meets America's No. 2

AT&T customers roaming the exotic land of Canada will no longer have to put up with sluggish 3G data, as long as they're willing to pay the price.

The top-tier US carrier just inked a deal with Rogers, the No. 1 wireless carrier in Canada, to offer LTE data to AT&T customers visiting the US's northern neighbor.

That officially makes it the first carrier to offer international LTE roaming.

AT&T's international LTE plans come at a price, but for customers hoping to continue their normal data habits while abroad it might be worth it.

Roger that

The carrier's international LTE packages range from 120MB for $30 per month to 300MB for $60 per month, and finally 800MB for $120 per month.

Going over the limit incurs no exorbitant fees, but instead users who do so will be charged an additional $30 charge for another 120MB of data.

With these roaming packages AT&T users will be able to latch onto Rogers' network to access the Canadian carrier's LTE towers.

Rogers is the biggest carrier in Canada, covering 70% of Canadians, and it's about to expand into 95 new markets by the end of the year.

Tying the knot

This partnership re-affirms AT&T's "commitment to deliver superior international coverage to our customers," said AT&T Mobility's Executive Vice President of International, Alliances and Integrations Bill Hague.

Customers who need a fair amount of data while traveling through Canada may have to shell out quite a bit of cash, in some cases perhaps even doubling their existing wireless bills.

But it's better to have the option than not, right?

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

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