Here’s some good news for you international travelers. AT&T has announced today that it is bringing LTE roaming to users who travel to the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
This brings the total number of LTE roaming countries up to 15, since AT&T announced last year that you can have LTE in Canada and the UK. There’s still a chance you might not roam onto LTE though, as the bands differ sometimes from carrier to carrier in each country. But the newer your phone is, the likelier you’ll be able to roam on LTE.
I still say that, if your phone is unlocked, you should use a local SIM card in the country you are visiting. You will get far more data for far less of a price. AT&T’s rates for data roaming are:
- $30 per month for 120 MB of data
- $60 per month for 300 MB of data
- $120 per month for 800 MB of data
But if you want to pay those rates for the ease of not having to switch SIM cards, then you can now. So are you glad you can roam on LTE in all these new countries?