DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business travelers gave AT&T1 top marks in the 2014 Best in Business Travel Awards, conducted by Business Traveler (BT) magazine. The carrier was selected as the "Best Global Phone/Data Provider in the annual survey where readers voice their opinions about companies that make their business travel easier. This is the third consecutive year that AT&T achieved this recognition.2
"We sincerely thank Business Traveler readers for this honor. We understand how important a wireless connection is when traveling abroad. That's why we're committed to delivering a best-in-class mobile experience so our customers can travel the world with confidence," said Bill Hague, executive vice president, Global Connection Management, AT&T.
AT&T offers several advantages to global travelers:
Great selection of international packages. AT&T offers wireless packages to keep you connected to friends at home and around the globe. AT&T Passport is the carrier's best-ever value for international travel, with packages starting at $30. AT&T Passport packages are designed for international travel from one to 30 days. The packages can be used in more than 150 countries and offer unlimited messaging, unlimited Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots in select countries, affordable rates for calling and a data allowance. The packages carry a one-time charge, expire automatically and can be added to your domestic postpaid plan.3
Broad global footprint. AT&T offers the broadest international voice and data coverage of any U.S. carrier, with voice roaming service in more than 225 countries, data roaming service in more than 200 countries, and 3G voice and data roaming in more than 170 countries.
Access to 4G LTE Speeds. AT&T was the first U.S. carrier to launch international LTE roaming. With a compatible LTE device, AT&T customers can enjoy 4G LTE speeds in 45 countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia.4
Cruise ship coverage. AT&T also offers voice and data coverage on more than 250 major cruise ships, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Disney and Celebrity Cruise Lines.
Easy to use. AT&T's network makes it more convenient to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues while abroad – all on the same device and wireless number used at home.
True smartphone multi-tasking. AT&T customers can use both voice and data at the same time on their device – both in the U.S. and internationally.
For more information on AT&T international roaming services as well as travel tips, visit www.att.com/global.
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Business Traveler Awards:
2013 – Best Global Phone/Data provider (AT&T)
2012 -- Best Global Phone / Data provider (AT&T)
2011 – Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World (AT&T)
2010 – Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World (AT&T)
2009 – Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World (AT&T)
2008 – Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World (AT&T)
2007 – Best Wireless Service Provider in the World (AT&T)
2005 – Best Mobile Phone Service Provider in the World (Cingular)
2004 – No Category to be awarded
2003 – Best International Cellular Service (AT&T)
2002 – Best International Cell Phone Service (AT&T)
3AT&T PassportSM packages: Compatible device with domestic postpaid wireless service required. Countries: Includes talk, text and data coverage in over 150 countries. Includes Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots in over 18 countries. Countries listed at att.com/globalcountries. Wi-Fi: To use Wi-Fi you must have a compatible device and must first download AT&T Passport app and register to access participating hotspots. Data rates may apply for download and usage. Data: Actual data speeds vary by device and location. Included data usage is calculated in full-kilobyte increments and rounded up to the next full-kilobyte increment. Additional data: Overage $.25/MB on 120MB plan, $.20/MB on 300MB plan, $.15/MB on 800MB plan. Overage data usage is calculated in full-kilobyte increments and rounded up to the next full-megabyte when your bill cycle ends. Unlimited texting: Applies only to direct communication between two people and includes messages sent using AT&T's SMS and MMS and not to other messaging services or applications. Messages received are charged at domestic messaging rates. Talk: Package includes discounted rates for calls made and received in over 150 countries. Expiration: Packages are valid for 30 days beginning on the chosen effective date, may cross 2 bill cycles, and expire automatically. Packages will not be prorated if canceled on or after the chosen effective date. Packages canceled prior to chosen effective date will not incur the one-time charge. After expiration, you may purchase a new package or pay-per-use rates will apply. Pay-Per-Use Rates: Apply when package expires, when traveling in countries excluded, or when you have not purchased a package. General: Coverage not available in all areas. Countries and rates are subject to change. Services while roaming are not guaranteed. Certain eligibility restrictions apply which may be based on service tenure, payment history and/or credit. For additional restrictions, rates and details, see att.com/passport and att.com/wirelesslegal.
4LTE data roaming requires an LTE device compatible with frequency of network roamed. A limited number of devices are compatible.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
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