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AT&T adds new data plans for smartphone users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2012 20:16 User comments (5)

AT&T adds new data plans for smartphone users AT&T has expanded its wireless data plans, adding new options for smartphone users.
As of January 22nd, AT&T will offer a new 300MB plan for $20 per month, a 3GB plan for $30 and a 5GB plan for $50. The current plans are $15 for 200MB and $25 for 2GB.

The carrier removed unlimited data plans last year, in an effort to cap excessive use. AT&T says, however, that data usage is increasing at a blistering 40 percent per year and they want to give users more options.

"Customers are using more data than ever before," adds David Christopher, chief marketing officer for 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."

Rival Verizon offers similar plans, while T-Mobile offers "unlimited" data up to 2GB with throttled speeds above it for a much cheaper price. Sprint offers unlimited data, with no restrictions, but charges all smartphone owners a $10 4G fee, even if their phones don't have 4G radios.

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5 user comments

118.1.2012 21:07

"Customers are using more data than ever before," adds David Christopher, chief marketing officer for 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."


$30 for unlimited was a great value, why don't you bring that back? Oh thats right your network can't handle it and it would cost you money to make it handle it



219.1.2012 1:48

They are all full of it. The real reason is as usual GREED

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2012 @ 1:49

319.1.2012 9:10

ATT are a bunch of tools this is nothing more than a rate hike


XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

419.1.2012 11:42

ATT LOSERS!..............Thanks a lot for the generous incremental offer of upping the data from 15/200MB and 25/2GB to 20/300MB (still virtually useless) and 30/3GB.

I'll keep my Tmobile unlimited talk/text and data with 2GB of high speed, supposedly, for 59.99. Went over a couple months ago and the speed didn't drop enough to prevent streaming of internet audio.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2012 @ 11:45

519.1.2012 11:54

Value? They dropped the amount of available download considerably & raised the price to a virtual extortion rate by today's standards. Yeah, it's greed alright. A big portion of it has to do with broadcasting rights (yes I said 'broadcasting' right) as cellular providers are starting to pitch sporting events & more entertainment value on people's phones.

You don't think that's gonna cause a huge flux in data usage? In metropolitan areas where a guy can open up a wifi connection you can supersede a bunch of that, but everywhere else... get ready for the gangland BFing stories.


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