• AT&T to launch international plan exclusively for those studying abroad

    Nicole Lee
    Nicole Lee

    If you're a student or teacher looking to expand your horizons in foreign lands this coming semester, the last thing you need is an astronomical phone bill thanks to those nasty roaming charges. AT&T aims to lend a helping hand with a new international roaming plan designed exclusively for those participating in study abroad programs. Launching August 9th, the plan consists of two packages -- the $60 a month option includes 250 minutes, 250 outgoing messages and 250MB of data, while the $90 option gives you 400 minutes, 400 outgoing messages and 400MB of data plus 1GB of hotspot use on qualifying devices. It's still not exactly cheap, but the Study Abroad plan is a decent option if you want to keep your existing AT&T number as you go globetrotting. That said, we'd encourage you to look for slightly more affordable alternatives before you flex that passport.