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Friday, November 18th, 2022 7:18 AM

International use of Portable Hotspot

Hello,

I currently have a NetGear Nighthawk mobile hotspot. It’s eligible for AT&T’s bring your own device program, and I can sign up for a prepaid data plan.

However, I travel 75% of the time internationally for work. Will the prepaid plan work internationally, or is there a separate add-on available, similar to international day pass?

If not, what options do I have?

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Will the prepaid plan work internationally, or is there a separate add-on available, similar to international day pass?

No and no

AT&T prepaid has extremely limited roaming, in select countries and then only for phones.

AT&T postpaid has no current plans that allow a dedicated hotspot device.

How much Hotspot data do you typically use? 

AT&T dedicated data connect plans may not be available for new sign ups, they do have international options but they are extremely expensive.  You will notice these plans are limited and they do charge a significant amount for data overage. 

https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1048698/

Better options, might be to sign up with a foreign service provider either with their data only plans or their phone plans that allow you to use the  hotspot off your phone.  It might be cheaper but I can also see how it might be a considerable hassle if you're never in the same country for any length of time. 

AT&T's postpaid your way plan Premiere level does allow 50 GB of hotspot off of your phone, on each phone line.    If you had a dual SIM device, both lines on the premier plan, that would give you 100 GB every month.  Postpaid consumer plans do permit the international day pass at $10 a day, and those charges are capped at only 10 charges or $100 per bill cycle.  

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