AT&T announced Monday morning that it has entered into a 4G LTE wireless roaming agreement with Rogers. The carrier says it’s the first LTE roaming agreement from any U.S. carrier, and the deal will allow its customers to travel to Canada and use Rogers’ 4G LTE network provided that they subscribe to one of AT&T’s global data packages.
AT&T’s has three global data packages, including one that provides 120MB of data per month for $30, one with 300MB of data per month for $60 and an 800MB plan for $120 per month. The plans cover roaming all over the globe, though with the new deal you’ll be able to surf on 4G LTE in Canada, as opposed to a slower HSPA or HSPA+ network, which you’ll usually roam on in other countries.
Rogers’ 4G LTE network currently covers about 70 percent of the Canadian population, AT&T said. Hopefully we’ll start to hear about new agreements, especially as LTE lights up across Europe.