AT&T Expands International MarketBy: Jennifer Curra - September 24, 2013
AT&T has partnered with Spain’s Fon, which will provide AT&T customers with more international possibilities as well as being mutually advantageous for Fon’s customers. AT&T presently has more than 30,000 hotspots within the United States in venues such as book shops, hotels, and restaurants.
JR Wilson, who serves as AT&T’s vice president of partnerships and alliances, spoke about the recent business collaboration. “Our agreement with Fon further expands our international Wi-Fi footprint making it easier for AT&T customers to stay connected to what matters most during their travels abroad,” JR Wilson said.
However, nothing in life is free, and the recent expansion for AT&T customers is not free either. In order for AT&T customers to benefit from the recent progress, global data packages must be purchased. Though the exact amount of the data package can vary, package amounts offered will include at least 300MB and up to 800MB. The monthly fees associated with such a service can range from $60 to $120 per month.
AT&T recently sponsored an event to encourage 100 developers to promote ideas globally as part of the 2013 Malaysia Developer’s Day. The following video shows an overview of the conference. The purpose was to generate creativity in hopes of developing unique apps where a prize amount of $10,000 was used as an incentive.
AT&T is not only working on diversifying the international market, but also catering to the local market as well. Age-specifications have been instigated for parents and children alike.
The following video courtesy of Famigo shows how apps can be used to ensure that young children access kid-friendly material and are not able to become exposed to subject matter that parents do not deem appropriate.
AT&T has even branched into the political realm with encouraging people not to text and drive.
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