International Travel with AT&T iPhones


Notify the Telephone Office at least one week before traveling internationally. We will enable international roaming and international long distance for your mobile number. You may want to add the World Traveler Feature for $5.99/month. This reduces the cost of calls in most European countries from $1.29/minute to $0.99/minute. All calls made and received while outside the U.S. are billed at the per minute rate. For rates for specific countries, please contact the Telephone Office at x5995.


To avoid steep usage charges for data while traveling internationally with the iPhone, you will need to either turn off data roaming or add an international data plan.

Turn off data roaming– This option removes your ability to use any data features, including email and web browsing, while traveling.

  • Tap the Settings button
  • Tap the General option
  • Tap the Network option
  • Slide the Data Roaming Slider to Off

Add international data plan– This option gives you a limited amount of international data usage for a set price. The options are:

  • 50 MB for $24.99/month
  • 125 MB for $49.99/month
  • 275 MB for $99.99/month
  • 800 MB for $199.99/month

To add an international data plan, contact the Telephone Office at least one week before traveling internationally. We can review your data usage over the past several months and help you determine which package is right for you. Please note that international data plans are prorated, so if you select the 50MB plan and leave it in place for two weeks, you are only purchasing 25MB of international data.

Even with an international data package, it is critical that you set your email delivery option to Fetch/Manual. This will prevent your email from being forwarded to your iPhone except when you manually request it.

All International Plans

Voice and data plans can be added and removed as needed. AT&T alerts it‘s customers by text message if they are exceeding their international data allotment. If you receive one of these text messages while travelling, please contact the Telephone Office as soon as possible.

For additional information, contact the Telephone Office at x5995.