By AT&T Services, Inc.
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The AT&T Passport℠ app is designed for AT&T customers with an international travel package that includes a Wi-Fi allowance.
The App enables AT&T customers to access participating AT&T international Wi-Fi hotspots from their iPhone or iPad.*
The App includes:
Ability to authenticate to participating international Wi-Fi hotspots
Ability to see available hotspots within Wi-Fi signal range
Search capability by City & Country with a Map view and a List view of hotspots
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
*Requires iOS 5 or higher and an AT&T international travel package that includes Wi-Fi (for details visit att.com/intlwifi).
What's New in Version 5.0.8
Minor bug fixes
Useless app... and the program is misleading
Each and everyone of the 1-star reviews below is true. Unfortunately for me, I did not read them until now. In the last few months I've been to several cities in Peru, Costa Rica, Italy and France, including major metro areas like Rome and Paris. There is never a hot spot that is convenient; instead, there are always train stations, airports, and big hotel chains. I just don't see anyone sitting at a train station to use the Internet. Then, IF YOU FIND one that could work for you, you have to register with their provider. Your AT&T login credentials don't work. Since I don't speak all the languages to all the countries I travel to, it is not necessarily a trivial task to register with their providers and understand what you are signing up for. But if you do sign up, it works. However, you do not need the app to do that; your phone can just list the wireless connections in range and you can go through the sign up process without using the app. In Paris, u was always able to use the free wifi listed in the app without the app. This makes the app absolutely useless.
I've never written an app review before but this one sucked so bad that I felt the need to. I went to Japan for 2 weeks and paid for the month (min requirement). AT&T isn't big there but I figured it'll at least show up in the big cities (heck, Japan was included in their list so they must have a decent amount of hot spots). Um, NOT. The entire time I was there, it barely showed any hot spots, and the few times that it did, those networks never showed up in my setting app, even when I typed them in. Their other option of finding hot spots by country and city was just ridiculous. All the cities that I visited were not listed (and they're well-known cities, not small towns). I didn't know much about the geography other than the places that I was visiting so it was difficult to figure out what cities were nearby, as the cities were listed alphabetically, not geographically. And get this: there was a map that showed where all the hot spots were, which would've come in handy for me, but I NEEDED A WI-FI CONNECTION to see it. Are you kidding me? I got absolutely nothing out of it. Total. Waste. Of. Money.
You must pay for intl service first, and register the app after you get the text from ATT. That all works flawlessly.
Make sure there are hotspots in the cities that you plan to visit. There are plenty in Beijing and Shanghai, but none in Xi'an or Guilin.
The hotspots seem pretty big: I got wifi from a hotspot that was 1/4 mile away from my hotel in Beijing. (The hotspot was in another hotel down the street.)
The app does the wifi authentication automagically - all I had to do was select the wifi network. I didn't have to type any password to join the hotspot, and I never got rejected or locked out.
The hotspot wifi was much better than the hotel wifi, and seemed just as good as our USA home wifi network.
The app works best if you allow it access to your location services "always" rather than just "when in use." If the app gets confused about where you are in the world, it seems to default to Dublin, Ireland.
If you don't let the app see your location services, you can tell it where you are by country and city, but the app doesn't remember your last settings, so you have to tell it where you are every time you search for a hotspot.
I guess all the haters that reviewed the app didn't buy a special international plan and didn't register the app when they got the text message from AT&T.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Feb 09, 2015
- Version: 5.0.8
- Size: 9.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AT&T Services, Inc.
- Copyright ©2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.