1. tsells's Avatar
    I live in the US on an AT&T unlimited plan. I will be in Canada for a few days.
    Will there be extra usage fees while in Canada if I just send and receive e-mails and do not use the internet?
    06-05-09 04:11 PM
  2. dtubbs06's Avatar
    Yes, unless Canada is considered part of your home coverage area.

    E-mail would count as Data Roaming.
    06-05-09 04:24 PM
  3. tsells's Avatar
    I'll limit my e-mails then.

    06-05-09 04:26 PM
  4. Shao128's Avatar
    E-mail would count as Data Roaming.
    And for that just use Wifi to avoid the extra data costs.
    06-05-09 04:26 PM
  5. tsells's Avatar
    And for that just use Wifi to avoid the extra data costs.
    Sounds good, I'll do that. Thanks for the info.
    06-05-09 04:28 PM
  6. cavingjan's Avatar
    Look into adding the internation roaming data plan.
    06-05-09 04:36 PM
  7. dtubbs06's Avatar
    I always forget about WiFi enabled devices!

    For WiFi, you could use both Internet AND emails, and be fine*

    Assuming that WiFi is available where you are, when you want to use it. WiFi connections may not be readily available in your area, or may not be open networks. Use Open (public) WiFi connections at your own risk. Not responsible for damages resulting from or caused by un-secured WiFi usage on your device.
    06-05-09 04:40 PM
  8. iamtim's Avatar
    I *just* got off the phone with AT&T for this. My son is taking a cruise to Canada. Here's what I got from them:

    On the boat when it is not docked? $2.49/minute. Period. That's from the boat, AT&T have nothing to do with that.
    On the boat when it is docked, or in town? $.79/minute unless you have the $5.99/month World Traveller plan, then it's only $.59/minute.
    Incoming SMS? Free, because we have the Family Unlimited plan.
    Outgoing SMS? $.50/text.
    Incoming and Outgoing SMS? $1.39/message.

    I told my son that if he uses his phone? I'll hurt him to the tune of however much I get charged for it.
    06-05-09 04:47 PM