Roaming

AT&T offers Passport plans for frequent travelers

One of the constant concerns of those who travel abroad a lot is that when they come home, they are faced with humongous roaming charges. But carriers are now being very helpful (and careful) about that, offering packages to their customers that will help alleviate that bill shock. AT&T recently announced their Passport packages, giving users a one-time charge that will include unlimited text messages and WiFi in selected hotspots among other offerings.

European Commission cuts roaming rates in half

The European Commission is giving its constituents a bon voyage gift as they travel across the region for the summer season. The executive body has announced that starting July 1, roaming charges imposed by carriers will be slashed by as much as 55 percent, at least for those traveling to other EU territories.

E.U. lawmakers phasing-out roaming charges by end of 2015

Taking your favorite Android phone on a tour around Europe is set to get a whole lot more affordable, with the European Parliament giving initial approval to legislation limiting roaming fees for voice, SMS, and data across the EU. The vote on the draft also includes a nod to net neutrality, with lawmakers voting to include rules that would prevent internet providers from blocking or slowing Skype or other VoIP services.

Wind Mobile takes a page from T-Mobile’s book, offers free roaming in the US

Much of Canada lives near the border to the United States, and venturing into the neighbor to the south can be particularly frustrating when considering the communication hurdles. Facing roaming fees for mobile usage is a head sratcher for all involved. T-Mobile recently took care of the frustration for US customers, but that didn’t help Canada. Wind Mobile, however, is doing their part.

AT&T announces LTE roaming deal with Rogers in Canada

AT&T has announced a new roaming partnership that should be of benefit for those visiting Canada. The agreement means AT&T users will have access to LTE by way of the Rogers network. But before anyone crosses the boarder looking for LTE coverage, you will need to have the Data Global Add-On package for your account.

Europe looks to ban mobile roaming charges with new legislation

Some recently leaked details on new legislation in Europe looks to ban those pesky and sometimes outrageous roaming charges accrued on mobile devices. If the details from The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.
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