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AT&T is currently the only carrier to offer 4G LTE roaming in other countries, a change it rolled out back in December. At the time, only Canada was supported, followed by the UK. Now the carrier is rolling out the service in around a dozen additional countries. These range from locales as small as Hong Kong and Singapore to places as expansive as Australia and Russia.

AT&T now also supports 4G LTE roaming in:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • France
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Russia 

Since carriers in different countries use various wireless frequencies, a device that works in one country may not work in another. To make matters worse, AT&T didn't pair its announcement with a price cut. So while you can technically roam at LTE speeds, that doesn't mean you can afford to do so. One wrong link could leave you wishing you stuck with 3G... or just stayed home.

Source: AT&T

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • h4rr4r

    How do you do something like this and leave out America's hat and pants?

    • antifud

      uh, what?

      • h4rr4r

        The countries Americans visit the most will be directly to the north and south. It used to support Canada, but since it is not on the list I assumed they dropped it.

        I actually had hoped this would be like T-mobiles free 2G outside the USA. It appears that is not AT&T's style.

    • basteagow

      The announcement is clearly about the NEW countries supported. The previous list, which does include Canada, remains unchanged.

  • Matthew Fry

    Wow. Those prices are awful. No thanks AT&T. T-Mobile's free data and messaging were so amazingly helpful in NZ and AUS when my wife and I were there for 3 weeks.

  • animejay

    No UK? It's fine for me because i only have AT&T for my business line anyway.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I tend to see "Russia" more and more often in these news. Looks like AT&T did watch the Olympics

  • JK

    Philippines is also available too

  • frafri

    How about Chile/??