AT&T international data plans for iPad detailed, costs are still high

May 4th at 9:32 AM

AT&T international data plans for iPad detailed, costs are still high


Those iPad 3G owners who have standing plans for a romantic trip with your new iToy to Paris in the fall, or the Mediterranean this winter might want to think again. AT&T has released the international data roaming plans for Apple’s latest creation, and the pricing is still out of control not cheap. The available “Data Global Add-On” packs look like this:

  • 20 MB: $24.99/month
  • 50 MB: $59.99/month
  • 100 MB: $119.99/month
  • 200 MB: $199.99/month

The packs can be purchased directly from the iPad 3G by navigating to: Settings > Cellular Data. The international roaming pricing is in line with the international data packs for the iPhone; however, the iPad add-ons do not auto-renew every month. The iPad also gives you the option to schedule when the data bucket will be added to your account, allowing you to purchase/schedule the service before you travel — the add-on packs stay in effect for 30 days, and you must have a domestic data plan in order to purchase an international data plan. What do you think? It’s 2010, is $1.00-$1.25/MB still too much to be paying for international data, or have we been spoiled with our unlimited data buckets in the U.S.? More →


AT&T adds two new international Apple iPhone data plans

August 26th at 4:55 PM

AT&T adds two new international Apple iPhone data plans

If you frequently travel abroad with your AT&T-locked iPhone, you’ll be happy to know that AT&T has added two new international iPhone specific data-plans to their stable. The two plans, which will be available beginning tomorrow, provide global data access for globe trotters, but the privilege of checking your email from Romania won’t come cheap. The 100MB plan will run you $119/month on top of your existing bill, while the 200MB plan will set you back a full $199. Whoa. For that amount of rapage money, we’d recommend leaving the iPhone at home and picking up a pre-paid handset in your destination country, but to each his/her own we suppose. We just can’t understand how the unlimited international BlackBerry data plan is $69/month. Oh well, BlackBerry international FTW!

P.S. We’re not sure if the new international iPhone data plans have a one-year commitment attached to them like the international BlackBerry plan. We’ll report back.