AT&T Global Wi-Fi
By AT&T Services, Inc.
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The AT&T Global Wi-Fi app is designed for AT&T customers with an AT&T Passport or other qualifying international travel package that includes international Wi-Fi.
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 8 or higher and an AT&T international travel package that includes Wi-Fi (for details visit att.com/intlwifi).
What's New in Version 5.2.28
-Change the name from “AT&T Passport” to “AT&T Global Wi-Fi”
-Expanded to display additional hotspots on the map
-Improved hotspot search
-Minor bug fixes, improving performance and stability
-Text and layout changes to the status and alert screens
Great app and concept
Not sure what other reviewers are referring to when saying there are "only a handful" of hotspots in Europe. There are hundreds in London alone. What this app does is installs a profile on your iPhone which contains credentials for wi-fi networks scattered throughout the world. Your phone will then connect to these networks as if you had connected to and saved them yourself. The app also offers a zoomable map that shows all available hotspots. You need an AT&T Passport plan enabled for this to work.
Waste of money
Waste of money. Could not connect to hotspots in Tokyo. Kept getting prompted for password that AT&T tech support was clueless about. Came back totally disgusted with AT&T.
Paid for the passport plan and downloaded the profile, but the ability to join the wifi hotspots and get a connection just wasn't there. It was also not reassuring that none of the AT&T support staff appeared familiar with their own plan and how it supposed to work. Seems like the marketing staff came up with it and didn't bother to see if customers would actually get a real service.
Mediocre But Necessary
Well, if you are an ATT subscriber, then this is the only method for connecting to international WiFi spots. In that sense, it is a nice feature.
Unfortunately, there are many limitations. Coverage is poor (nothing in Heathrow, for example) and it doesn't function on any device that isn't already connected to ATT network such as a WiFi only iPad or a Win10 Surface PC.
This service could be really nice but implementation is well below alternative options.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Nov 18, 2016
- Version: 5.2.28
- Size: 10.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AT&T Services, Inc.
- Copyright ©2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.