News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday November 08, 2011.
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AT&T has released a new app for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS smartphones that is designed to take the sting out of calling when traveling. The Call International app relies on Wi-Fi hotspots and VoIP connections to offer cheap international long distance rates when customers are abroad.
The Call International app lets users call numbers that are stored in their address book and use their own phone number when they are abroad. The rates are significantly less than AT&T's normal roaming rates, with many countries costing only a few cents per minute. Of course, you are required to have a solid Wi-Fi connection to make the call, which can be difficult to find when you are traveling.
AT&T will bill any calls to a credit card each month, and users can manage their accounts online. The Call International app is free and available for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry now. [AT&T via Phone Scoop]
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