Travel Tip: Rrrrring, rrrring (Update)

Hey there! Long time no see!

I’m here to give a quick update to one of my previous posts regarding AT&T’s Passport International Roaming plan; as I have recently found out things have changed.

In my previous post I shared the international and roaming plans that were offered by AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.  I’ve come to discover that AT&T now has only two plans available.  So for all of my fellow AT&T-ers out there, the options now are either $60 for 1GB of data use or $120 for 3GB of data use. The costs for both options are still utterly ridiculous in my opinion since I’m one that rarely finds a reason to use my phone while on vacation. But apparently the few messages I received and responded to exceeded the limit, which is odd given that it usually takes me a few weeks to use 1GB of data on a normal monthly basis. The part that confused me is that they give you a month to use it. Really?

I literally used my 1GB allowance over a 4 day period, sending a few international text messages and was additionally billed $50 for an additional GB only after receiving one notice that I had reached 80 percent of my initial 1GB allowance.  I probably would have been better off just paying the $0.35 pay per use rate.  My bill tripled over barely 4 days of intermittent (and I mean minimal) international texting. 

I’m now wondering what the benefit is of having rollover data if it can’t be used in circumstances such as these. Never again.

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