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Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 7:23 PM

Domestic roaming on AT&T prepaid plans?

I'm currently with Mint MVNO, and unfortunately the T-Mobile network coverage outside of town in my area is pathetic. I often find myself without signal, and with Mint there is absolutely no roaming off of the T-Mobile network. No T-Mobile coverage = no cellular service. I also haven't been impressed with the signal strength inside of most large structures, or the de-prioritized data speed. Essentially what I'm saying is I'm switching carriers when my plan is up in a couple of weeks, and I am looking hard at the $20, 8gb/mo prepaid annual plan with At&T. The phone I'll be bringing is a 2020 iPhone SE.

I know that AT&T coverage in this area (and most of the country) is considerably better than T-Mobile, but having been burnt on the "no roaming, period" of Mint, I'd like to know if AT&T prepaid plans include domestic voice/text/data roaming, or if I'll be in the same boat without service in the event I find a dead spot in the AT&T network coverage? Also, just to confirm that they include VoLTE and WiFi calling?

I've searched and searched and cannot find anything addressing prepaid roaming more recent than a 2018 post, which references an article that references two subsections of the Service Agreement that don't even appear to exist in the agreement any more (4.5.2 I believe it was). And I think that turned out to be about hotspots, anyway. So, sorry if this is addressed somewhere, I looked but could not find it.

Thanks in advance for any response.

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sandblaster

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2 years ago

I'd like to know if AT&T prepaid plans include domestic voice/text/data roaming

No. Prepaid customers are limited to ATT towers. Prepaid does support VoLTE and WiFi calling.

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2 years ago

Well, that was sort of the disappointing answer I was expecting. It seems there are a few third party MVNOs that partner with more than one network provider that offer some roaming, but none of the primary network operators nor most of the MVNOs do so.

I learned about this plan after doing a bunch of searching and coming across some YouTuber who runs his own referral site called "Best Phone Plans", and it very plainly states that AT&T's prepaid plans offer domestic roaming. I wonder why it hasn't been corrected, I'll probably email them to make sure they're aware. I doubt it gets updated.

Well, at any rate, you've answered my questions, and I thank you for that. I'm sure I'd still have far better coverage on AT&T only vs. T-Mobile only in my area, so I'll probably still switch.

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3 months ago

You know it’s sad to say t mobile is said to be a fast carrier but where I live we’re supposed to have t mobile 5g ultra capacity and yet t mobile is the worst carrier in my city. During anytime but night when everyone is a sleep priority customers can’t even use their phone. The  only carrier where I live that can handle it is AT&T. 

kevink

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3 months ago

There is some limited domestic roaming, but very limited compared to postpaid.  If you zoom in on the maps, it shows up in some area like NE Iowa.  And I don't know if it supports data or is only voice/text.  

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2 months ago

You will be better off with Verizon.

People here in Jacksonville, TX who live in the country have Verizon. Only service that works in the country.

Sam

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