AT&T Introduces New Smartphone Data Plans w/3GB and 5GB Options

045322 attAT&T today announced new smartphone data plans with larger data allocations, the first update to AT&T's plans since June of 2010. The plans kick in this Sunday, January 22.

"Customers are using more data than ever before," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Our new plans are driven by this increasing demand in a highly competitive environment, and continue to deliver a great value to customers, especially as we continue our 4G LTE deployment."

The smartphone plans include unlimited access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots, and replace the current $15/$25 data plans:

- AT&T DataPlus 300MB: $20 for 300MB, additional 300MB for $20.
- AT&T DataPro 3GB: $30 for 3GB, additional 1GB for $10/each
- AT&T DataPro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot/tethering, additional 1GB for $10/each

iPad 3G users can now choose from one of three plans:

- The existing 250MB for $15 plan
- AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB
- AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB

Current users can keep their plans, but as of Sunday, all new smartphone and tablet service contracts will have to use one of these plans.

Top Rated Comments

andyplace Avatar
129 months ago
This is nothing but a price increase. If you have $30 unlimited -- why pay $30 to get stuck with 3 gig -- at least the $25/2-gig had some monetary incentive.

Stupid AT&T.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
srxtr Avatar
129 months ago
This is their solution? To get rid of some of the cheaper options and make it even more expensive?

gg AT&T
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cathode Avatar
129 months ago
Honestly, they should have kept the $15 price point and bumped up the data limit from 250MB to 300MB as a courtesy.

Bumping up the rates with modest limit increases is just plain greedy. Thanks anyway, AT&T.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dagamer34 Avatar
129 months ago
"We gave you more!!"

Fine print: But you pay more too.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stoopkitty Avatar
129 months ago
what the ****? this is ********. we should start an internet wide protest against this
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emvath Avatar
129 months ago
Thanks Att. You've made my choice (not you) for a new service provider much easier.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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