April 10, 2013

AT&T

AT&T and Boingo Wireless are teaming up to bring their customers a wider level of Wi-Fi access while traveling abroad. Although this might sound like a good deal for customers, it comes with a catch for AT&T users.

With the new partnership AT&T customers will have access to 1GB of data through Boingo international Wi-Fi locations across the globe. Some of the regions covered include Japan, Canada, Europe, Brazil, and China. Wi-Fi access through international airports will start today, expanding to more locations throughout the year.

What’s the catch then? Unfortunately, AT&T customers must have a 300 or 800MB international roaming data package in order to qualify for the 1GB Wi-Fi coverage. That means you will need to pay at least an extra $60 for the privilege.

Boingo Wi-Fi users seem get the upper hand on this deal. Any Boingo subscriber plan will qualify for access to the more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States.

Regardless of whether you have AT&T or use the Boingo Wi-Fi service, this partnership means a wider level of Wi-Fi access if you find yourself traveling outside of your home region, it’s just too bad that AT&T’s end of the partnership is a bit limited. Here’s to hoping that AT&T expands this offering to additional company’s in the future, though I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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