The Best International Data Plans of 2013 According to

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Cell phone data analysts from MyRatePlan ( announced their annual ranking of the best international data plans for cell phones.

Today, experts from MyRatePlan announced their ranking of the best international data plans for cell phones of the year.

Today, cell phone industry experts from, a leading cell phone plan comparison site, announced their ranking of the best international data plans for cell phones of the year. Traditionally, data roaming outside of the United States has been quite expensive, but new cell phone data plans announced this year make using data roaming internationally much cheaper. In creating their ranking of the best international data plans of the year, the experts from MyRatePlan took several factors into account including: international data limits, pricing, plan contract terms, customer reviews, and expert opinions.

Here are the top three best international cell phone data plans of 2013:

1) T-Mobile Simple Choice – The Simple Choice Plan from T-Mobile was announced earlier this year, and was a big step for the carrier because it meant no more contracts were required for T-Mobile customers. Starting October 31st, however, T-Mobile is taking its Simple Choice Plan one step further by offering free, unlimited international data to all current and new customers. This move makes T-Mobile the first major United States carrier to offer unlimited free international data roaming. Since the plan also offers unlimited data in the United States, and unlimited talk and text, this plan is easily the best international data plan of the year. Families also get unlimited free international data on the T-Mobile Simple Choice Family Plan.

2) Verizon Data Plans – Verizon offers international data packages, but they are not unlimited like those on T-Mobile. Verizon offers the Global Data Feature package, which gives customers 100MB for $25, with each extra 100MB also costing $25. Verizon also offers a Pay-As-You-Go global data plan that offers data for $0.002 per KB in Canada, $0.005 per KB in Mexico, and $0.02 per KB in the rest of the world.

3) AT&T Data Packages – AT&T offers international data packages as well, but they are not currently unlimited like the plan offered by T-Mobile. AT&T customers can purchase international data packages for a monthly fee. $30/month gets the customer 120MB of data, $60 gets them 300MB of data, and $120 gets them 800MB of data. There are also overage fees if the customer goes over their allotted international data limits.

With the increase in globalization, it’s no surprise that people are using more and more cellular data outside of the United States. However, international data still is not what most people would consider cheap, which is why T-Mobile’s Simple Choice and Simple Choice Family plans are the clear pick for the best international data plans of the year.

Customers interested in comparing cell phone plans including data can do so using MyRatePlan’s unique cell phone plan comparison tool here:

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