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

AT&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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101 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.
Rating: 57 Votes
101 months ago
This is their solution? To get rid of some of the cheaper options and make it even more expensive?

gg AT&T
Rating: 44 Votes
101 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.
Rating: 43 Votes
101 months ago
"We gave you more!!"

Fine print: But you pay more too.
Rating: 37 Votes
101 months ago
what the ****? this is ********. we should start an internet wide protest against this
Rating: 33 Votes
101 months ago
Thanks Att. You've made my choice (not you) for a new service provider much easier.
Rating: 25 Votes
101 months ago
Wish I had the unlimited data before they took it away.
Rating: 22 Votes
101 months ago
Remember a few years ago when it was $30 for unlimited service....
Rating: 21 Votes
101 months ago
so instead of paying 10$ more to get 2GB instead of 250mb...i have to pay an extra 5 to get 50mb more???


now if i want more data i have to pay twice as much for data i don't need for 3GB/30$-mo.

why not even a 500mb plan??
Rating: 19 Votes
101 months ago
"and continue to deliver a great value to customers"

what a farce.
Rating: 18 Votes

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