DALLAS, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced today that it was selected as the "Best Global Phone/Data Provider" in the 2013 Best in Business Travel Awards, conducted by Business Traveler (BT) magazine. The annual survey gives readers the chance to voice their opinions in support of companies that have made their business travel easier and more efficient. This is the second consecutive year that AT&T has claimed the top spot.**
"We are honored that Business Traveler readers recognize our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with a best-in-class mobile experience when traveling abroad," said Bill Hague, executive vice president, International Alliances & Integrations, AT&T Mobility.
AT&T delivers the following benefits to global travelers:
Broad international voice and data coverage. AT&T offers the broadest international voice and data coverage of any U.S. carrier, with voice roaming service in more than 225 countries and data roaming service in more than 210 countries and 3G voice and data roaming in more than 175 countries.
Access to 4G LTE Speeds. AT&T is the first and only U.S. carrier to have launched international LTE roaming. Currently, AT&T customers can enjoy 4G LTE wireless speeds when roaming on available networks in Canada, the UK, Switzerland and South Korea.
Voice and data coverage on more than 250 major cruise ships, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Disney and Celebrity Cruise Lines.
Extensive portfolio of world devices. AT&T offers an extensive selection of quad-band world devices—those that work on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies, along with a great selection of 3G devices that also operate on 2100 MHz, for use in Japan and S. Korea. AT&T customers also enjoy a great selection of LTE devices, a growing number of which will operate on LTE bands outside North America.
Easy to use. AT&T's network uses GSM technology—the worldwide standard for wireless, which 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 United States and internationally.
International packages that deliver more choice and value. AT&T offers several international discount packages for voice, data and messaging. For example, AT&T Data Global Add-On Packages let customers take advantage of discounted international data rates while traveling in over 150 countries. AT&T also offers discounted packages for cruise ship travelers as well as students and faculty studying abroad.
For more information on AT&T international roaming services as well as travel tips, visit www.att.com/global.
*AT&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.
**Business Traveler Awards History:
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)
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 wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering 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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