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AT&T to Officially Mandate Data Plans for All Smartphones

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Aug 21, 2009, 12:32 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 21, 2009, 1:10 PM

AT&T has officially confirmed that starting on September 6, any customer using a smartphone will need to subscribe to a data plan. AT&T said in a statement, "Smartphone users tend to consume a higher amount of data services, like advanced e-mail, mobile Web, applications and more. Being able to take full advantage of these features without having to worry about a fluctuating or unusually high bill generally leads to greater customer satisfaction, so effective Sept. 6, smartphone customers will need to subscribe to a data plan, as the vast majority of customers already do." This change will apply to new lines and any renewed contracts after September 6. Existing customers who already have smartphones without data plans will be able to stay with their current plan. The data plan costs $30 per month and applies to iPhone, BlackBerries, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm devices.

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People are just ignorant sometimes... InstantClassic Aug 21, 2009, 3:37 PM
More than fair: bp3dots1 Aug 25, 2009, 11:51 AM
to all the wi-fi abusers out there.... gjh1978 Aug 25, 2009, 11:06 AM
1st September 6th and Now the 13th asLeepLessman Sep 1, 2009, 1:34 PM
what is worse matonater Aug 22, 2009, 4:55 PM
without being mean Kryger Aug 24, 2009, 11:12 AM
even better matonater Aug 27, 2009, 6:10 PM
Question? ALL2020 Aug 23, 2009, 7:07 AM
This is complety bogus! DiamondPro Aug 22, 2009, 2:45 PM
The Official You SHOULDNT Thread! asLeepLessman Aug 22, 2009, 11:41 AM
Show your greed guys.... flip mode Aug 21, 2009, 1:11 PM
Here's the real deal. geminices Aug 23, 2009, 12:00 AM
stop comparing this to cars and xbox'es bp3dots1 Aug 26, 2009, 8:08 AM
Smartphones arn't just for data TrueLink Aug 27, 2009, 1:04 AM
If you agree with this.............. stephen5688 Aug 22, 2009, 12:00 PM
uh hum Pocket_Girl Aug 25, 2009, 8:56 PM
  • Re: uh hum by doomtroll   Aug 25, 2009, 9:05 PM
a little thing called CHOICE Pocket_Girl Aug 22, 2009, 9:03 AM
Wheres the FCC? marufio Aug 23, 2009, 1:28 AM
I think you've all forgotten something..... enin Aug 24, 2009, 1:13 AM
I'd rather use Wi-Fi giantangrysquid Aug 24, 2009, 4:55 PM
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