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After announcing last week it’d become the first major U.S. wireless carrier to offer international roaming through a new partnership with Canada’s Rogers Communications, the nation’s second-largest carrier, AT&T, today announced another global LTE agreement, this one with the United Kingdom’s top 4G LTE network, Everything Everywhere, or just EE.

The deal makes EE UK’s first domestic wireless provider to offer inbound 4G LTE roaming for travellers on international networks visiting the UK. AT&T’s customers traveling abroad will be able to hop over to EE’s fast 4G LTE network some time in the first half of next year, EE said Tuesday…

EE says that additional LTE data roaming partnerships with other carriers will launch early next year.

The carrier’s 4G LTE network has the widest coverage in the United Kingdom. The carrier promised to blanket 160 towns and cities across the country by the end of the year, with average speeds of 24-30Mbps in major UK cities.

Rival O2 and Vodafone are rolling out their 4G LTE networks in the country as we speak, with Three gearing up to deploy its LTE service in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Reading.

EE and AT&T did not announce roaming prices at post time, but expect exorbitant deals as roaming between different networks has always been the best way to burn a hole in your pocket.

That’s why I buy my iPhones full-price and unlocked.

This gives me the freedom to simply pick up a prepaid SIM and buy data from a local carrier at local prices, rather than condone those overpriced roaming pricing schemes.

More on AT&T’s packages for world travelers is available here.

Are roaming deals still prohibitively expensive?

  • Winterz

    If your lucky and go the right place you could get up 80meg..

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      By the right place you mean the big cities right? My entire country only has two 4G locations with 4G supposedly set for my city sometime next year. As long as the big cities have it though and they are charging extortionate amounts for it they’re happy. I honestly can’t wait for Threes network to grow since they are charging the same amount for 4G as they are currently charging for 3G…

      • Winterz

        At the moment i’am sure it’s only in 4 city’s at that speed. There testing it. But all these city’s have 4G
        4GEE will be available in 160 UK towns and cities by Christmas – Aberdeen, Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ashford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Bath, Basildon, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Benfleet, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford , Braintree, Brentwood, Brighton, Bristol, Burton upon Trent, Caerphilly, Camberley, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coalville, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Crawley, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chester, Chester-le-Street, Chorley, Colchester, Coventry, Cwmbran, Darlington, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Halifax, Harlow, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Houghton-le-Spring, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kenilworth, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Letchworth, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Pontefract, Portsmouth, Preston, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Southport, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Thame, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wigan, Windsor, Woking, Wolverhampton and Worksop, York and EE is aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014.

        Double speed 4GEE is available in 20 cities – Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

    • Donato Bearint

      No u are not getting 80

      • Winterz

        Please read above.

  • chumawumba

    They should do what T-mobile did and give free roaming

    • Albert

      but 2G is just too slow to search for anything…

      • chumawumba

        I know right. Even 4G on my 5s is riduculously slow on Att

      • Albert

        really? i get 30mbit-60mbit here on my i5

      • chumawumba

        LTE is good, 4G isn’t

      • Donato Bearint

        No u don’t. You really expect anyone your getting speeds @60. That just makes u sound like a liar or an idiot. Either way try when it’s that obvious incorrect no one believes it any way. Yea 60 Mbps. Over a regular network
        Obviously u have no idea what your talking about. Dumb

      • Donato Bearint

        4g is supposedly 10 faster then 3G. But no. Atnt lies same as sprint. There is a loophole is the verbiage where carries are aloud to say they have 4g just as it’s a certain amount faster then 3G speeds. The amount is something you couldn’t even notice if the so called 4g speeds where compared side by side 3G. The only real 4g is lte. And verizon had 4g before anyone. Fastest network. And bar far the largest

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        They get 3G & 4G on roaming too in Canada. No package necessary. At&t is a scam.

  • hanfeedback

    All these are non stories as far as I am concerned until roaming is no longer obviously a ridiculous scam. When rates are something that people can actually pay to roam it will be news.

  • Donato Bearint

    Ok 300 no. Your telling me your wireless is faster then wifi. Impossible. I don’t need research to figure out stupidity. I can post any article I want. But wait everything they post online is always true. I forgot.

    • Winterz

      Did you even read who one of them is from ? There a independent souce and very highly rated. But then again you know best. My god your mind is so closed that you don’t even know what is possible.
      If I can remember i’am sure that they are using the old analog TV signal for there network . And how fast do TV pictures send from a live broadcast.