AT&T customers who often find themselves north of the border will be happy to know that you won’t be without LTE should you decide to travel up there from now on. AT&T has announced a deal with Rogers that will allow their customers to hop onto the Canadian carrier’s LTE networks in the event that they have to travel up there. This makes AT&T the first carrier to offer international LTE roaming.
“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 network while in the United States and now they can enjoy LTE speeds while roaming in Canada.”
Rogers’ LTE network supposedly reaches 70% of Canadians, and that number is expected to grow in 2014. The roaming options available are the same options you get for AT&T global roaming plans for HSPA+ data and GSM voice:
120MB for $30/mo; 300MB for $60/mo; and 800MB for $120/mo
That’s a steep price to pay, but we suppose if you really need data when you’re abroad then it’s one of (not the only) choice you’ve got. Be sure to try it out on your next trip up to the Great White North.