3G question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gelie, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. gelie macrumors regular

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    I know att is has a unlimited monthly data plan. My question is will i be able to use it internationally? For the same flat fee? Thanks
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Nope
     
  3. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    You’re dreaming, right?

    Roaming fees are very expensive!

    In NZ travelling over seas data costs up to 30c/KB, or $1,200.00 for 40 MB! You won’t want to download too many songs at that price!
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    is it weird that i got a text msg a couple moths ago that att activated international for free?
     
  5. gelie thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok so whats the solution if im traveling overseas?
     
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Either

    A. Pay for international roaming fees.
    B. Buy a micro-sim from a participating cell phone provider when you arrive at your destination.

    Note: Micro-sims might be hard to find for a while.
     
  7. skubish macrumors 68030

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    ATT offers an international plan for data but it is expensive and isn't unlimited.
    I would look for a prepaid microsim in the country you are traveling to.
     
  8. MacCurry macrumors 6502

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    From what I understand, you pay for 3G service via iTunes or some other app ahead of time and you can stop it at any time. If you have it enabled and travel overseas, how is your data rate changed?

    I'm thinking with this business model the price is fixed wherever you travel.
     
  9. FlashHead macrumors regular

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    I've looked into this a little already since I spend about half my year (or more) in Korea and Japan. It's data rate changes because you are actually using a different carrier overseas and AT&T's international ROAMING charges (which are clearly listed on it's site, and are extremely expensive) kick in.

    The way to go is to try and find a carrier in your host country that is compatible with the micro-sim, that you can sign up with for the duration of your stay at a normal price.
     

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