AT&T expands LTE international roaming networks worldwide

AT&T expands LTE international roaming networks worldwide

Summary: AT&T has added 4G LTE data roaming to an additional 13 countries, joining Canada and the United Kingdom.


U.S. carrier AT&T has announced the addition of 13 new countries to its international roaming 4G network.

The announcement, made at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, says that AT&T wireless customers will now have more freedom to check their email and stay connected when traveling.

In December, AT&T became the first U.S. carrier to allow customers to roam on international networks that provided the quick speeds of LTE.

Now, international roaming partnerships have been expanded to Spain, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Guam, Hong Kong and Antigua & Barbuda, bringing the total number to 15, including Canada and the United Kingdom.

However, AT&T plans to expand this number further and has already secured agreements to allow for LTE roaming in over 200 countries.

In September, AT&T and Fon signed an agreement to make roaming cheaper for their clients. AT&T customers traveling abroad have access to hundreds of thousands of Fon international hotspots, and in turn, Fon network members will gain access to AT&T's Wi-Fi network, found in the form of over 30,000 hotspots including hotels and retailers across the United States.

Topic: AT&T

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  • cost

    You still have to pay a fortune for international data and now you can burn through it at break neck speeds? So what I have always been able to roam when traveling at 3G speeds and to tell you the truth 3G was and still is fast enough for my phone. I've been thinking of switching to T-Mobile because they don't charge you roaming fees when you are traveling. That is much better
    • AT&T lte roaming

      In order for this to work, AT&T would have to have multiple band lte phones. Currently only the iPhone 5s and 5c, have this capability.