Don’t Roam on AT&T

In case you missed it from Crunch Gear, make sure you don’t do any data roaming internationally on the ATP. Unless, of course, you are made of money.

>I’m not a vindictive man. I believe in sweetness and light. But I would encourage anyone with a brain who travels, especially in these trying economic times, to buy an unlocked GSM phone and purchase pay as you go SIM cards or a MaxRoam SIM and a Rebel SIMCard for the iPhone 3G. I also encourage you to use Boingo for Wi-Fi roaming in airports and, increasingly, cities. Why? Because I just paid the equivalent to a flight to Paris and back just because I wanted to use Google Maps on the iPhone 3G to find my way around gay Paree.

Don’t let that happen to you if you travel outside the US.

Personally I can’t wait to find out how much Verizon Wireless will ream charge me for using a VZ sim outside the US. Scary stuff indeed.

Update If you go over to and enter ‘donburnside’ in the discount code you will get 10% off!

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  1. Really? Phone’s been out for a year and a half now, I thought that was common knowledge by now. You turn the data off when you’re traveling internationally with the ATP. I know that and I ain’t even been out of the country.

  2. Hi Don
    John suggests to use MAXroam in his post
    As thanks to your readers I would like to offer them a 10% discount on maxroam
    go to
    buy a sim
    enter “donburnside” in the discount box and get 10% off
    sorry for putting an add here but just thought it may save your readers some hard earned cash

  3. It’s so weird, that the iPhone has it’s own rules. and by weird I mean lame. In Milan, i just paid to go international, data and voice, and was done. That was on a blackberry curve of course. Haven’t left the US with my iPhone yet.

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