Globetrotting iPhone Users Get Flat Rate Data Plan

Company responds to roaming rage
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2007 5:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Traveling iPhone users rejoice: AT&T is offering flat rate international data plans for the trendy Apple handset starting at 25/month for 20MB of data, reports AppleInsider. That's after irate customers complained about running up huge bills from accessing the Web at roaming rates while overseas, when the iPhone automatically checked email several times an hour if that feature wasn't deactivated.

A second plan offers 50MB of data for $60. The plans will let users access data in 29 countries, the site reports. The charge outside the included countries will be between 1 cent and 1.95 cents/KB and data over the limit will cost 0.5 cent/KB. Customers must buy the plan along with their domestic plan.