AT&T Call International app offers inexpensive world calling to iPhone users
AT&T has released a free application called the AT&T Call International App
that is designed to let wireless users in the U.S. make inexpensive international long distance calls with their iPhones. The service uses your existing wireless service, and you can actually use the service when overseas when connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The rates, which are found on AT&T's Call International web site
, start at 2¢ per minute to Canada and calls to wireline phones in countries such as China, France, Germany, and the U.K. are only 4¢ a minute.
Unlike many of the international calling plans that exist with traditional landline carriers, there are no monthly charges or packages of minutes to purchase. You dial your friends and family from your iPhone contact list, and the charges go straight to your credit card. There's an online account management feature for looking at statements or seeing how much a recent call cost.
Note that your regular airtime rates apply as well, so you're getting charged for a "local" call as well as the international connection. Calls to wireless numbers are more expensive, and you'll also incur "a small amount of domestic data usage" while connecting a call.
All in all, though, the service sounds like it may be a bargain for those who want to use their iPhones to make a lot of international calls. The app is free, so there's really not a reason to avoid trying it for your next call overseas.Belize
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Calls from the U.S.
Rates shown are per minute. Regular airtime rates apply, and a small amount of domestic data usage also applies when connecting a call.
Calls on Wi-Fi from Outside the U.S.
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The AT&T Call International™ App allows you to make inexpensive international long distance calls from the U.S. with your iPhone®, using your existing wireless service. There’s no monthly recurring charge, prepaid balance or commitment term required.
AT&T’s Lowest International Calling Rates
•Enjoy our lowest international calling rates to more than 220 countries.¹
•Rates are just 2¢ per minute to Canada and as low as 4¢ per minute to wirelines in countries like China, France, Germany and the U.K.
•See all our great rates at www.callinternational.att.com.
AT&T Call International App Features
•No monthly recurring charges, hidden call fees or packages of minutes to purchase.
•No special codes or PINs needed to place a call. Dial family and friends directly from your iPhone’s contact list.
•Convenient billing directly to your credit card.
•Online account management includes prior statements and near real-time call billing.
•When traveling internationally, calls can be placed over Wi-Fi in select countries.²
Using the AT&T Call International App
•Download the app and follow the simple instructions to set up your AT&T Call International account.
•You’re now ready to start making calls! Simply open the app and dial the international number using the AT&T Call International dial pad. Press “Call”.
•Or, open the app and select “Contacts” to choose a number from your address book.
•The app will route your call over the wireless network to the AT&T Call International gateway, using a routing number that will appear on your screen. The gateway will complete the call to your dialed number.
•International long distance charges will be billed to the credit card associated with your AT&T Call International account.
•For additional information and details, including the AT&T Call International App End User License Agreement, visit www.callinternational.att.com.
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¹Regular airtime rates apply when calling from the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I. A small amount of domestic data usage also applies when connecting a call. Calls to wireless numbers and numbers for special services such as Premium Rated Services may cost more than calls to wireline numbers. For a complete list of rates, view the Calling Rate Information under the “My Account” section of the App or visit www.callinternational.att.com.
²If you are placing a call from abroad, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot in an available country. For a list of available countries, see www.callinternational.att.com.