AT&T adds new data plans for smartphone users

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.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Jan 2012 20:16
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  • 5 comments
  • stuntman_

    "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




    18.1.2012 21:07 #1

  • coachop

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

    19.1.2012 01:48 #2

  • xyqo

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

    XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

    19.1.2012 09:10 #3

  • hearme0

    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.

    19.1.2012 11:42 #4

  • LordRuss

    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.

    http://onlyinrussellsworld.blogspot.com

    19.1.2012 11:54 #5

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