AT&T Responds To T-Mobile's Free International Plans With Unlimited Messaging To Overseas Friends
Starting on Friday (2/28), all AT&T Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will now include unlimited international messaging from the U.S. to the world. Unfortunately, this omits a major wish for many, as it doesn't apply to messaging once you're already abroad. For this to be most useful, AT&T should'v allowed it to work in both directions. T-Mobile enables free data and messaging once you arrive in an international locale; AT&T only allows you to message those who are already overseas while you're still in the U.S.
For those looking to call using a standard number instead of Skype or Viber (or any of the other guys), AT&T is also launching a World Connect Value ($5/month) package that provides $0.01/minute calling to 35 countries.
It's actually a very poor response to T-Mobile's international offerings, but hopefully it's just the start of more significant changes to come.