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AT&T partners with Rogers to offer LTE data roaming in Canada

Same roaming plan structure gets you 120MB for $30

AT&T announced today that it has started a partnership with Rogers in Canada to offer roaming LTE data at the same rates it previously offered for lower speeds. Those "Data Global" add-ons weigh in at $30 per month for 120MB of roaming data, $60 for 300MB or $120 for 800MB. The only difference now is that when traveling in Canada, you can burn through those relatively small data caps faster with access to the Rogers LTE network.

If it was going to partner with any carrier for the widest LTE network and fastest speeds, Rogers was probably the best bet for AT&T. The carrier claims that 70 percent of Canadians now have access to the Rogers LTE network, with 95 new LTE markets going live just this year. It's a far cry from unlimited free roaming offered by T-Mobile in over 100 countries, but for those who jump up to Canada often the access to LTE will be important.

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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • AT&T pimp slaps all other carriers.
  • period. lol
  • Err, not really. What good is LTE with these absolutely insane prices? Anything large enough to benefit from these kinds of download speeds is going to bankrupt you. Posted via Android Central App
  • 2GB/month for $60/month is plenty for me - and most average customers. not everybody wants to watch 2 hour movies on a ~5" display! my needs are blazing 4G LTE speeds, ubiquity, freedom, and value. slow/sparse or expensive unlimited data is a waste for me - a phantom benefit.
  • You're right, $60 a month for 2GB isn't a bad deal. Unfortunately, AT&T's prices for LTE roaming in Canada, as noted in this article, are $30 per month for 120MB of roaming data, $60 for 300MB or $120 for 800MB. That's what Varjo was referring to.
  • Better off just going to some local coffee shop, or library for wifi. Posted via Android Central App Using my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • come on! nobody caught the R.Y. reference???
  • I got it. Only if its a Samsung.....period. Posted via Android Central App
  • Every time AT&T does this I smile abit. Knowing that I pay less and have more with tmo. Only AT&T could screw their customers more than VZW. Once people come to the realization that they are just being jerked around by them it will be same old same old. Posted via Android Central App
  • Agreed. I'm much happier with the T-Mo international plans. Unlimited at ~128kbps has been fine so far in my travels. Or, for $15, one day of 100 megabytes, $20 gets one week at 200 megabytes and $50 gets two weeks and 500 megabytes at Higher Speeds. It's a much better deal.
  • 120mb for $30? What year is this 1993? Posted from myPhone, not iPhone.
  • Well to be fair, roaming data has always been expensive and is coming down in price over time (generally).
  • +10000000 Posted via Android Central App
  • T-Mobile plans look better by the day.
  • +1
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App Using my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • Ugh. Glad I have an unlocked phone. When I go to Montreal, I can just pop in a local Rogers sim card which is expensive--but still cheaper than AT&T roaming and includes more data.
  • The prices are crazy in the USA.i get unlimited data with the one plan with three network UK with roaming included in some countries in including the USA. The USA was included recently. Having used tmobile 4g plan on a 3 week holiday flying around the USA this year. network coverage for 4g is rubbish around the country and 3g isn't great either with poor speeds. Blazed through my 500Mb 4g in a few hours and then was stuck with slower speeds. Can't be much worse using my free roaming. Atleast saving the 50$
  • I'm glad I chose T-Mobile. May not get the best signal everywhere but 95% off the time I have great signal and great lte speeds. Love it that I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for service. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 I get 3-4 bars of LTE in my room where I live, Waterbury Ct. Posted via Android Central App Using my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • I need a new phone!!!
  • It's still MUCH CHEAPER to get a local sim card while up in Canada and pay those rates and get better speeds.
  • They need to work with Rogers on pushing the 4.3 update to my Note 2. If it weren't for my grandfathered unlimited data I would have axed at&t by now. ****suckers! Posted via Android Central App