AT&T Refreshes Data Plans, Adds iPhone Tethering
AT&T today announced a restructuring of its wireless data plans. Starting June 7, new customers can choose either the DataPro or DataPlus plan. The DataPlus plan offers 200MB of data for $15 per month. According to AT&T, 65% of its data customers use less than 200MB. AT&T says 200MB is enough to send 1,000 emails with no attachments, or 150 with attachments, as well as view 400 web pages. For those who exceed the 200MB limit, there won't be overage charges. Instead, those customers can use up to another 200MB for an additional $15 per month. For heavier data users, the DataPro plan offers 2GB for $25 per month. AT&T says 98% of its customers use less than 2GB. Those who exceed 2GB in a month can opt for an additional 1GB of data for another $10. AT&T is also offering 1GB buckets for $10 each above and beyond the 2GB limit, so 3GB would cost $35, 4GB would cost $45, etc. Last, for an additional $20 per month, DataPro customers can choose the iPhone tethering option. This will allow iPhone customers to use their phone as a modem and use it to provide wireless data service to their laptop. The DataPro plus tethering option totals $45 per month. AT&T said it will soon be offering tools to help customers track their data usage, including text message alerts. As far as existing customers' options are concerned, AT&T spokesperson Seth Bloom explained, "Existing customers are not required to switch to the new plans, but can choose to do so without a contract extension. They are also not required to switch to the new plans if they renew their contract or switch to another smartphone. However, if they switch to one of the new plans, they will not be able to go back to their old unlimited plan." All plans include unlimited usage at AT&T's Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Google today added a feature to its Pixel and Nexus handsets that it hopes will help ease the process of using phones as mobile hotspots. Instant Tethering, as the feature is called, works because both the phone and secondary device (like a tablet) rely on the same Google account and can talk to one another via Bluetooth.
THIS SHOULD BE 100% ILLEGAL !
AT&T AND ANY OTHER COMPANY WHO CONDUCTS THIS DISGUSTING PRACTICE OF GREED SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED AND PUNISHED BY THE LAW FOR DEFRAUDING CONSUMERS. IT'S AMAZING HOW THE GOVERNMENT WILL STEP IN WHEN THEIR BEST INTERESTS ARE THREATENED BUT WHEN IT'S THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE, WHO GIVES A RAT DROPPING!? SO MAYBE I SHOULD PLAY THE TAX EVASION GAME AND WHEN I GET TAKEN TO COURT BY THE IRS AND THEY ASK ME WHY I DIDN'T PAY, I'LL SAY "WELL GEE I HAD USED A FEW EXTRA GIG'S THIS MONTH AND MY WIRELESS CARRIER WAS ABOUT TO SUSPEND MY SERVICE, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? NOT FULFIL MY CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION?" FAN BOYS OF GREED PLEASE MOVE ON AS YOUR COMMENTS...
Also the modern day slavery remark in regards to cell phone data plans is just plain funny. It's hard to tell if you're serious or if you're doing a parody of a customer.
I LOVE LAMP!!!
Seriously... relax... breathe... calm the fek down.
Greed? They are giving you the option of getting *CHEAPER* options...
*CHEAPER*. Costs less. Opposite of more expensive....
1) you have no idea that companies are in business to make... MONEY. AT&T, Verizon Sprint and all the other companies out there are only offering you cellphone service so you pay ...
So I could have 15$ data on the IPHONE?
assuming I don 't go over 200MB? That's friggin sweet deal if 65% of users don't go over that amount already.
so much for your apps and playing games against others, you will blow up 200mb in about ...
I was angry about this until...
Now, I can see where some people don't have Wi-Fi access at work to stream stuff and I'm sorry, you're boned. I would say that the majority of people do though, and if you don't have Wi-Fi at home then you have other problems...
The tethering part is total BS though...
Knowledge is power
"Its refreshing to see, at last, an article about capping and overcharging which doesnÃ¢â‚¬™t start with the phrase Ã¢â‚¬Å“As we move forward toward a fair form of consumption-based chargingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â, etc.
There IS NO fair form of consumption-based charging for bandwidth! Unlike processed water, gas, and electricity, bandwidth is not generated by backbone providers or ISPs, nor ...
Ha Ha Glad I'm me
Sending to pictures to friends while I travel really stinks. I should bring them all with me!
Checking my bank account on the go to see i...
Wait until 4G...
PDA Net People
Any blah blah blah "violates terms of service" blah blah blah need not be posted, thanks in advance. Its been around a long time now and no one has had problems with bills.
I Don't Trust AT&T's Numbers.
I'd much rather pay $15...
You have to be a headdbanging idiot.
If one wants gsm, I think they should goto TMO, heck might even be an option for myself.
did you hear Verizon's announcement
*Breaking News* At&t says "Just kidding, we are keeping unlimited data too."
Who wants to bet on how long til VZW announces it is going tiered? I've got $10 on by 2 p.m. today June 2, 2010
Dan Heese must be just beaming right now
Minimum: $55 (450 mins, 200MB)
Average: $75 (450 mins, unlimited text, 200MB)
Max: $115 (unlimited mins, unlimited text, 2GB)
Minimum: $80 (450 mins, unlimited text/data)
Average: $80 (see above)
Max: $110 (unlimited everything)
So, ignoring the phones, since I don't want this to turn into an iPhone vs Android thread, wh...
2) The 4G Network right now is horrible.
3) Battery Life on 4G is so bad they advise you to keep it off.
4) There's a lot of factors at play here.
If you're tethering, Sprint charges $30.00 mor...
Are they @!#king nuts?
200MB? For $15.00? - First off, I don't even know who uses 200MB on their iPhone, and if they do, they're using it wrong. 200MB wouldn't even cover a month of application updates for the average iPhone user.
I don't believe that for a minute. Even when I spent a lot of time in an area with a very very very weak AT&T EDGE signal I hit 700MB/month.
And Why is this more expensive than the iPad? Seriously, that's just stupid- iPad users aren't even signing up for a service plan. At least give iPhone users a break for the ball-and-chain.
2GB? - I hit between 3 and 5 easily ever...
I understand some don't use a huge amount of data, But ...
LOLOL @ AT&T
Now is left to see what VZW LTE caps will be.
And as far as this goes, I think it's a great change. I don't use a ton of data every month and it'll be nice to actually pay for what I use vers...
Existing Customer Feature Phone