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AT&T Canada Roaming is outrageous

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been enjoying a nice long vacation. I was one of the lucky ones to get an iPhone 4 on launch day. So I’ve been having a blast with it while in the upper peninsula.

My family’s cottage is near the Canadian border. While we were attending the annual 4th of July parade, I received the following text message from AT&T:

Domestic Data plan does not apply in this location. You’ll be charged $15.36/MB

To make sure I was safe, I contacted AT&T and told them about the text. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to be charged for data and text messages I didn’t even use. They assured me that there would be no charges. And as far as I can tell, they’re right. But wow!!! That’s really expensive. I suggest if any of you have an iPhone or a data plan with AT&T, check this website out:

Traveling Tips for iPhone Users

Blog courtesy of iPhone Download Blog, article by Sebastian.

On another note, I know lots and lots of people have been having reception problems with the iPhone 4.

Yes, I notice if I’m holding my phone in the lower left corner, I do lose service. But, in terms of the other iPhones I’ve had, the iPhone 4 has the best reception ever!

I’ve been in some deep backwoods for the last couple days and I had service in places where other iPhones didn’t work at all. I even did a side-by-side comparison and found my iPhone 4 had service 60% more of the time than my dad’s original iPhone and about 30-40% more than my 3GS.

My solution, I’m just careful how I hold my iPhone.

How about you? Do you find AT&T’s international data charges outrageous? How about reception issues? Having any issues there? Feel free to comment.