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.

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Top Rated Comments

andyplace Avatar
161 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
161 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
161 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
161 months ago
"We gave you more!!"

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