AT&T is seeking to aid students and teachers who must go abroad during the coming school year, with a new plan aimed at thwarting roaming expenses, while simultaneously preserving account data, such as mobile phone numbers.

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AT&T is seeking to aid students and teachers who must go abroad during the coming school year with a new plan aimed at thwarting roaming expenses while simultaneously preserving account data, such as mobile phone numbers.

The new plan which will launch on August 9th to coincide with the beginning of the American school season and will allow students to keep their existing network material – including their phone number – while abroad in more than 150 countries.

The two packages which will be available to eligible customers include

  • A $60 per month package with 250 voice minutes, 250 outgoing messages and 250MB of cellular data.
  • A $90 per month package with 400 voice minutes, 400 outgoing messages, 400MB of cellular data and 1GB of Wi-Fi on eligible devices.

Where phone plans are concerned, studying abroad is frequently troublesome, leaving students with the option of incurring epic roaming bills, or signing up for an entirely new local plan. So while AT&T’s payment options don’t seem particularly generous, they are probably a lot better than the alternative in many cases.

Source: AT&T