How can I avoid international data roaming?

Episode 1405 (11:35)

Paul from Houston, TX
Cell tower

Paul and his wife are traveling to Croatia Saturday and he's worried about data roaming charges. Leo says that international data is rapidly changing thanks to T-Mobile's free Edge data plan that started last year. As such, AT&T has changed from offering an expensive data package to a "day pass."

Google Fi is a solid option, because they would pay as they go at $10 a month. If they have a Google phone, then they'll be in good shape.

They could also get a local SIM, which would be cheaper, but then they'll have a local Croatian number. Since Paul is staying for a month, that may be the best option. They should check out

Photo by Jeff Kubina / Flickr, CC-By-SA-2.0