AT&T Ups Data Allotment On Global Data Plans — They Still Suck.

  • July 12, 2011 11:21 am

AT&T is feeling a bit more generous these days towards globe trotters made evident by some newly revamped global data plans. The only problem, however, is that the plans are still grossly overpriced and give end users far too little data. The most generous 800 MB — yes, 800 megabytes — costs $199/month! As we’ve mentioned before, if traveling abroad for any length of time, getting your phone unlocked and a pre-paid SIM from a local carrier is a much, much better option.

AT&T’s super fantastic global data pricing:

  • 50 MB: $24.99/month
  • 125 MB: $49.99/month
  • 275 MB: $99.99/month
  • 800 MB: $199.99/month

For the record, the old plans followed the same pricing scheme but came in at 20 MB/50 MB/100 MB/200 MB respectively — they went from downright abysmal to merely terrible. Yay for progress AT&T!

We’re pretty sure — no, we’re really sure — AT&T’s percentage of the aforementioned roaming fees are not nearly high enough to justify the exorbitant costs being levied upon customers.

As previously stated, get a local pre-paid SIM. You’ll be happier (and far wealthier) for doing so.
Source: AT&T

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