NewImageAT&T has verified to MacRumors that customers currently holding unlimited data plans will be able to keep those plans when upgrading to the iPhone 5, and will now get 5GB of data before being throttled. On 3G smartphones, users would get throttled after 3GB of transferred per month.

Additionally, unlike Verizon, which is no longer offering unlimited data customers discounted pricing on new handsets -- even with a new, two-year contract -- AT&T will honor its subsidized pricing policies even for its customers with unlimited data plans.

However, AT&T customers who aren't using the company's new Mobile Share plans will not be able to use FaceTime over Cellular.

AT&T customers who are eligible for an upgrade can order an iPhone 5 16GB for $199 beginning on Friday through the Apple Online Store or att.com/iphone. Users can see if they're eligible for an upgrade by checking AT&T's upgrade eligibility checker.

Top Rated Comments

jav6454 Avatar
126 months ago
People hate AT&T over this, but I don't see screams over Verizon forcing people to give up unlimited.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
burnside Avatar
126 months ago
AT&T, you made the right move!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
monkthehonk Avatar
126 months ago
must be a sign of how bad its gotten, but being allowed to use 5 GB of my "unlimited" plan on a new phone gets me hyped.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chalmers4three Avatar
126 months ago
People hate AT&T over this, but I don't see screams over Verizon forcing people to give up unlimited.

the Verizon spin machine has done a great job throwing ATT under the bus the last couple years and the "i hate large American companies" people have bought it hook, line and sinker.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blacktape242 Avatar
126 months ago
I hate ATT :mad:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
126 months ago
the Verizon spin machine has done a great job throwing ATT under the bus the last couple years and the "i hate large American companies" people have bought it hook, line and sinker.

Sad, considering Verizon's move is much, MUCH more greed driven than AT&T's.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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