Will I get charged roaming when I go to Texas?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know AT&T's roaming pattern, I didn't when I went there with my Blackberry in March. Just trying to be careful and not get charged since this is my first month with AT&T.
     
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, AT&T will charge you a roaming fee for 35 cents per minute on top of your minutes.
     
  3. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay one person said no another said yes, what is it?
     
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    Okay thank you!
     
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    As long as you don't happen to pick up a signal from a Mexican tower along the border you won't get charged roaming. You do have to be careful though, I noticed I hit a Rogers (Canadian) tower even within Michigan once.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Why do you ask here, why not ask AT&T, they're the experts on what they charge?
     
  8. Centient macrumors 6502

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    No you shouldn't. Unless they've finally put their money where Rick Perry's mouth is and seceded from the Union.
     
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  10. sportster macrumors 6502

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    I live in Texas, no roaming. As long as you have a US phone number you are safe to go anywhere in the US that you can get an AT&T signal. Never been close enough to the boarder to get signal from a Mexican tower, I have been to all of the surrounding states and many others with no roaming issues.
     
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  13. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They are burritos you put up to your ears! Somehow they work!
     
  14. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    LOL Nice

    No roaming, but depending on where you are going, it's hot as Hades here and it's been raining every day for like 2 weeks.
     
  15. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a Texan, and Rick Perry does NOT speak for me. Just so you're aware, that we're not ALL like that.
     
  16. sportster macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering why people did that...
     
  17. Mr Bigs macrumors 6502a

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    Think before you type please !!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  18. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    +1

    I'm not born and bred, I live here now and thank goodness everyone isn't like that!
     
  19. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    Just turn roaming off and you're OK.
     
  20. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    +1.....Houston has the fastest AT&T 3G data in Texas
     
  21. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    It's all that damn humidity you guys have. Helps conduct the signal. Probably makes the grip of death that much worse as well. :p
     
  22. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Anywhere inside the USA where AT&T has native coverage, your plan is effective without any roaming surcharge.

    There's a small caveat to that statement:
    If you're moving around within an area where you are switching back and forth between AT&T's native infrastructure, and a domestic 3rd party partner carrier, then there are soft caps on what maximum percentage of your plan allotment of voice minutes, text messages, and data may be spent on the 3rd party network.

    If you stay within those soft caps, then your regular rates apply and you won't know the difference between operating on AT&T's native network versus the domestic 3rd party carrier. However, if you exceed those soft caps, then you might end up getting switched to a plan which charges extra when you're operating on the 3rd party carrier's network, or else getting switched to a plan that doesn't let you use the 3rd party carrier at all. Neither of those corrective actions will be taken without alerting you of the problem first to give you a chance to adjust your behaviour voluntarily first.

    This could happen anywhere within the USA, not just in Texas. But since you'll be travelling, it is possible that you aren't familiar yet with which parts of Texas are covered by AT&T natively, and which parts are covered by a 3rd party partner.
     
  23. Dtown213 macrumors newbie

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    This is about the only thing I am going to miss when I move.
     
  24. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    "Go to", as in visit? Or "go to", as in move there?

    Roaming while visiting short term anywhere in the USA isn't a problem.

    Moving permanently to a location with native ATT coverage is also okay.

    However, if you move to a location that doesn't have native ATT coverage, then you'll most likely be roaming more than 50% of the time, and they'll drop your account because they can't afford to pay that much in roaming fees to other carriers.
     

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