Jan 18 AT 7:48 PM Edgar Cervantes 54 Comments

AT&T to change data plans; more bang for a few more bucks

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Planning to get a new smartphone from AT&T soon? Maybe that shiny Galaxy Note. You might want to take a look at this, if so. AT&T is getting ready to roll out its new data plans starting January 22. These phone and tablet plans are not bad, as they have a bit of a higher data cap. They also cost $5 more, though. The deets:

Smartphone Plans

  • AT&T Data Plus 300MB: $20 for 300MB
  • AT&T Data Pro 3GB: $30 for 3GB
  • AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering

Tablet Plans

  • AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB
  • AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB

Those who do reach their data cap have the option to purchase more data. Data pro 3GB/5GB subscribers will be able to pay $10 per extra GB, while Data Plus 300 MB users will have to pay $20 for only another 300 MB.

AT&T goes on to mention that the $14.99 for 250 MB plan for tablets will continue to be available. Current customers will also be able to keep their current rate plan in tact or have the option to upgrade to one of the new ones if so they choose.

These are good new rate plans for the data-hungry, but the extra $5 might upset a few of the light-users. Either way, the new plans roll out starting January 22, so be sure to make your choices soon. Hit the press release for more details, and let us know how you feel. Are you guys sticking with your current plans or updating to a new one?

Show Press Release
AT&T LAUNCHES NEW DATA PLANS

Customers Get More Data, More Value

DALLAS, JANUARY 18, 2012 – AT&T today announced new data plans for smartphone and tablet customers that will launch this Sunday, January 22. The plans give customers more data and value.

The new smartphone plans include:

· AT&T Data Plus 300MB: $20 for 300MB

· AT&T Data Pro 3GB: $30 for 3GB

· AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering

Smartphone customers needing additional data can pay $10 per additional gigabyte on the AT&T Data Pro 3GB and Data Pro 5GB plans; AT&T Data Plus users will receive an extra 300MB for $20.

The new tablet plans* include:

· AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB

· AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB

Existing smartphone and tablet customers will have the choice of keeping their current plans or choosing one of these new plans, and the current $14.99 for 250MB plan for tablet customers will remain available.

To help customers determine which data plan best matches their needs, AT&T has helpful tools at www.att.com/dataplans — including a data calculator where customers can estimate usage for their typical data activity. Once smartphone and tablet customers are on a plan, AT&T keeps them informed of their usage levels by sending usage alerts as they consume data within their plan. For example, a smartphone customer with AT&T DataPlus 300MB will receive a text message when they consume 65 percent of their data bucket, plus two additional alerts as they approach the 300MB provided with their plan.

“Customers are using more data than ever before,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, 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, especially as we continue our 4G LTE deployment.”

Customers are encouraged to keep their device’s Wi-Fi turned on because data usage over Wi-Fi does not count against a customer’s monthly data plan. As an added value, AT&T smartphone and tablet customers have access at no additional charge to AT&T’s 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide — the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.** Customers can get more information at www.att.com/wifiaccess.

Via: Engadget

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