06-01-2017 10:49 AM
I am from Germany and will travel along the States with my family for 3 weeks. I have a AT&T branded 770s mobile LTE hotspot with me and need a data plan for that device. I usually used GoPhone 5GB plans for this hotspot while I was in the States the years before.
As we will visit Canada as well in this year`s holiday, I need international roaming, too.
As far as I read in the small writing for the GoPhone data plans, there is no international roaming possible.
We don`t need text / talk, just data.
One of the AT&T operators of a chat I had some days ago, he suggested me to use the new “unlimited choice” plan, which I could book and cancel it after 3 weeks, so I would only have to pay the prorated costs for 3weeks.
Now I am not sure which “unlimited choice” plan I should use, read a lot of fine print, “terms and conditions” and other stuff, but still have three questions:
In the terms of service (w3.att.com/plans/unlimited-data-plans.html) the fine print says:
“AT&T UNLIMITED CHOICE: […] Tethering and mobile hotspot use prohibited (except for these products: Connected Cars, Hot Spots, and Wireless Home Phone and Internet).”
“AT&T UNLIMITED PLUS: […] Tethering & Mobile Hotspot: Includes up to 10GB per line per month. After 10GB, tethering speed will be slowed to a max of 128Kbps for the rest of the bill cycle (except for these products: Connected Cars, Hot Spots, and Wireless Home Phone and Internet).”
“ROAM NORTH AMERICA FEATURE: Data: allows domestic plan data usage in Mexico/Canada.”
Is anybody familiar with these terms - and can clear that for me, please? Thank you so much…
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- edited 06-01-2017 12:17 PM
Postpaid plans are not an option for short term use.
The data connect plans are for the US only. You will have to get a plan from A Canadian carrier to use in Canada.
An alternate, which is cheaper and more functional, is a Gophone $45 plan, which can work in Canada and can be used to tether. (The $65 unlimited plan cannot tether)
back to the questions above: ATT does a credit check for postpaid plans and requires a US SS number. No way they let you have an postpaid account. Just cross it off the list.
06-01-2017 3:33 PM
Hi, lizdance40, thanks for your quick response!
I got the information about the postpaid unlimited choice plan by one of the AT&T chat agents... but of course I understand that AT&T would not give out a postpaid plan to somebody from abroad.
So I keep on my GoPhone plan (which I had in the years before) and have to refill it when neccessary after having passed the 5GB limit.
I am not sure if I can use my hotspot with a carrier other than AT&T, as the device might be simlocked? I have to clear that in the store when I pay for my GoPhone plan.
Thank you & Greetings from Germany,
06-01-2017 5:00 PM
Unfortunately ATT will not unlocked mobile hotspots for other carriers. If you are traveling with a smartphone, you could use it with a prepaid plan as a hotspot. I hope you enjoy your trip.