Not long after the release of its Global Navigation
service, AT&T has come up with other new offerings for its customers who travel a lot around the globe. More exactly, the largest North American mobile operator now provides new data plans as well as extended roaming coverage.
The two new data plans for customers who travel abroad are:
- for smartphone users, including 50MB of data for $60 per month;
- and for LaptopConnect users, including 5GB of data inside the US and 200MB of data abroad, for $230 per month;
Both of them cover 67 countries around the world.
Besides the new plans, AT&T also offers international data roaming coverage across more countries than before (150 states, as opposed to 145). The roaming coverage has been extended to a lager number of important cruise ships, allowing AT&T's customers to make and receive calls from 120 such "voyage locations" (as opposed to only 75 as it was before).
"The ability to use your everyday AT&T device around the world makes international travel easier and more convenient. We provide our customers with the complete solution to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues while abroad - all on the same wireless number and device they use at home," declared Bill Hague, executive vice president of International for AT&T's wireless unit.
AT&T says that it's the US carrier which has the largest number of "world phones" in its line-up of products, more than 40 models. These include: Apple's iPhone 3G, AT&T Tilt, Samsung BlackJack II, Palm Treo 750 and Sony Ericsson Z750, all of which are capable of working about anywhere in the world. These handsets are operable in China, for example, hence AT&T's users can travel to the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (August 8 - August 24) and remain connected to their friends and family.