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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  • damambt

    these a**holes are out of their mind. i have been very tolerable towards all their stupid changes but lately i feel like they just want me to hate them. just the other day i received an email about my account data use, they say im in the 5% of heavy users, but its only because i grandfathered three unlimited data plans back in the day when the iphone was hotsh*t (yes,im saying that with regret) but i have stuck around with their sh*tty service for years and high prices and now this is what my loyalty means to them. F U AT&T.

    • ben steel

      Wow….your lack of intelligence is showing….
      you can’t drive up the West Side Highway in Manhattan form 57th to GWB without getting disconnects 3 times…you can’t do a 5 block walk & talk in San Fran, Chicago, or NYC without a drop call…hands down the worst service. Consistently rated the lowest in customer service, again in customer satisfaction with JD Powers, the MBA geniuses over at ATT just handed over $3 Billion of their/your money to Deutsche Telekom and they continue to pay their stock holders almost 6% (approx $1.97 x almost 6 Billion shares = >$11 Billion a year out of your monthly bills) yet you act upset that they are raising their prices. Switch, shut up or grow a pair…!

      • UMA Fan

        At the same time at&t has some of the highest customer retention in the industry… Even with T-Mobile surpassing them in HSPA+ speeds and coverage. So I actually blame consumers more than anything else, they all made the choice to give at&t their money when there are better less bloated options. People have been bad mouthing at&t for years but they keep growing like crazy. It’s baffling. At&t could have raised it’s prices even MORE than they did and the uninformed consumers would just keep on coming.

        • Nate

          UMA fan… this. I’ve been with Cingular/AT&T since 2001. I haven’t had the issues that people always complain about on Android forums. Sure, I don’t live in NYC or San Fran, but for where I live and travel on a regular basis, AT&T is hands down the best option for me and my wife. This is what I don’t understand. If you are truly having the issues that the above 2 posters are talking about, then leave! Go to another company. The truth is, AT&T must be doing something right or they would have no subscribers! and don’t blame contracts for this point…

          /rant :)

      • damambt

        Did you read my comment? I was mainly complaining about AT&T throttling my internet speeds. I added the part about prices to keep my post relevant to the topic, A$$HOLE!

        • JayMunMun$

          you’re the asshole. Asshole.

    • Ordinary black criminal

      Android share, as measured in smartphone operating systems among new purchasers, plummeted from 61.6 percent in October to 46.9 percent in December. Meanwhile, iPhone rose from 25.1 percent share to 44.5 percent.LOL meandroids

    • Jeff Pan

      Down with AT & T .

      Go Verizon and T-Mobile

  • schofieldesign

    Their prices for data seem to match that of Verizon but Verizon’s speed might have a leg up.
    This tine around big red might be getting my business, bit it’s good to know there are options

    • damambt

      im saying “deuces” in April — Hello big red

      • schofieldesign

        That’s what i’m thinking. I might as well pay the extra $10 a month because right now i’m not liking what i’m seeing. in the city (Chicago) I get a whopping 0 bars because of poor building penetration. My friend just got a galaxy nexus and I love his phone more than he does, he’s a convert of blackberry. I can’t wait to get my hands on that lte goodness

    • redraider133

      It will be interesting to see if verizon changes their pricing/amount of data with this recent announcement from at&t to try and entice some more customers.

  • BlkSquad

    I’ll stick with my “unlimited” data plan that I’ve had for the last 3 years.

    • Steve Barry

      I’m with ya. I’m sticking with Sprint as well, assuming that’s what you’re talking about. I know their 3G speeds suck pretty hard right now, but with their LTE rollout and Network Vision upgrades coming, I think they might be give VZW a good run for their money for the best network out there. The only downside is VZW already has a head start on the LTE deal, but I still think Sprint will come out way better than most people think.

      • 666

        I have AT&T unlimited data, that’s probably what he meant to.

      • Juan Almanzar

        I currently have Sprint and I was going to wait for them to officially release the Nexus Galaxy but Sprint service in Tallahassee, FL is abysmal at best. Normally their service is mediocre at best but their service has been shot for the past two weeks here and in the rest of the panhandle. Apparently they have one tower in Jacksonville acting as an access way for all the data and calls in this region and it is currently running at 10% efficiency. Needless to say, they are taking their sweet time fixing it and it is really costing them.

        Currently I have experiencing speeds at low as 50kbps down with my highs being somewhere around 300mbps.

        As of two days ago, I made the switch to big red and currently am waiting for the Nexus Galaxy in the mail. The best thing about the entire thing, LTE is available here in Tallahassee. Can’t wait for my phone to come.

        • Eddie

          I did the exact same thing. I switched from Sprint to Verizon. The main reason I switched was the data speeds I was getting from Sprint. Here in Fay, NC, the highest download speeds I was getting was around 350 kbps and low was around 20 kbps. The low being at my house. I never had very low signal strength at home and slow data. Switching to Verizon, fixed these problems. My Galaxy Nexus gets 4G signal at home, and all around town. For me, it was definitely worth switching providers.

  • Alvin B.

    The should come on over to T-Mobile where you can get 2GB for $10 and 5GB for $25…

    • UMA Fan

      and you actually get great coverage of really fast data speeds on T-Mobile too. It’s in more places (HSPA+ 21/42) than Verizon’s LTE!

      It’s funny that the fact the majority of consumers dismiss T-Mobile is why at&t knows it can increase it’s prices.

      • kazahani

        I’ve been with T-mobile for years. I can’t get any signal at all unless I’m outside. I’m switching back to one of the CDMA carriers as soon as my contract is over.

    • schofieldesign

      Show me the promise of LTE and I’ll be a customer as long as they like

      • UMA Fan

        Have you used HSPA+ 42 with an HSPA+42 device? Like the Amaze or tmo’s version of the GSII? It’s just as good as LTE but it’s better on your battery… much better. It’s actually reasonable.

        • schofieldesign

          To be fair, no I haven’t. I’ve been stuck in the dark with backhaul on my N1. I bet the speeds of their newer devices would satisfy my needs in done ways, but building penetration is a big issue. I hate having to deal with finding a window to catch some bars, it reminds me of 2002 and having to suffer in AT&T’s dead zones. My buddy and his Gnex have none of those problems.

  • spazby

    Sticking with sprint as well…

  • Dustin Earley

    I don’t think these prices are bad at all. Compared to Verizon…

    AT&T 300MB: $20
    AT&T 3GB: $30
    AT&T 5GB with tethering: $50

    Verizon 2GB: $30
    Verizon 5GB: $50
    Verizon 4GB with tethering: $50

    • inerdtia

      VZW was offering twice the data for the same price ($30 for 4GB, $50 for 10GB and$50 for 8GB with tethering). 2 of my coworkers just lwft AT&T for VZW and took advantage of that with Galaxy Nexus phones.

      • Dustin Earley

        I thought that promotion was over.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Exactly verizon double the data promo Nov 11 to Jan 15 th was the perfect promo to make me decide to leave sprint. In my world 10gb for 50bucks is just as good as unlimited i had on sprint when i had my Evo 3d. Now my Galaxy Nexus is KING on verizon can’t ask for nothing else other than JUMP on the Nexus tablet or Galaxy Journal/Note. I’m rolling seriously hard..

        • http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JO7b1Ck47aQEDj18KITtDo-UqYBOLeP6nzuQmVQDO8o?feat=directlink Gomez

          Richard you left SPRINT WHAT!!!! what about your EVO line products?

        • redraider133

          You said you left sprint months ago way before the promotion and you had a revolution and then got a nexus. WTF are you talking about?

        • krazytrixxxsta

          “In my world 10gb for 50bucks is just as good as unlimited i had on sprint when i had my Evo 3d” What?!?!?!

        • squiddy20

          You really are an lying moron.
          Let’s face it, back in November you switched to Verizon because the *rumors* were saying the Galaxy Nexus would be out within that month (which you stupidly believed), NOT because of this “double the data” promo. You probably also switched because you realized how gimmicky your “legendary” Evo 3D was, the same phone you said would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012″.
          Well neither of those have panned out very well as that very phone is listed as being $99.99 instead of the usual $199.99 for other high end phones (like the E4GT). In fact, your “legendary” Evo 3D is now on the same pricing tier as the Evo 4G (a phone that is well over 1.5 years old), the Epic 4G (basically the same age as the Evo 4G), and a few other mid-range phones, and it isn’t even a year old!
          As for your Galaxy Nexus being “king” on Verizon, don’t expect it to last very long. Something always comes around every few months that beats out everything else. Face it Dick, you’re probably the most diluted, misinformed old fool on the planet.

  • Nick

    The prices for the two Data Pro plans are the same as Verizon, but you’re getting a gig more data with AT&T for that same price. Of the two “big dogs,” AT&T is still the only one to offer something for very light data users at all (Verizon’s offerings start at 2GB for $30, AT&T will at least offer a 300MB plan for $20, granted that it is a $5 increase from the current 200MB plan). Also, for those who have raised concerns about AT&T boning them with these new plans: if you already have a data plan with AT&T, you can keep whichever plan that is. You don’t have to choose one of these new plans unless you’re a new AT&T smartphone user after Sunday or if you want to.

  • redman618

    Wow that’s a lot. I still.have the AT&T unlimited data plan (as well when they thought the iPhone was hot s**t,big regret…) I only pay $30 a month for that plan. Not to be a d-bag but I also live in Houston where we have been graced with LTE. I can’t complain!!

  • Dan13

    These are sad times indeed… unnecessary data caps at ridiculous prices.
    T-Mobile and Sprint are looking pretty good right about now.

    • http://www.brokemanstech.com Juan

      Depending on the area, you honestly get what you pay for.

      I’m currently on switch in mid process (waiting on my Galaxy Nexus in the mail) of switching to Verizon.

      Here in Tallahassee, FL the current Sprint download speeds I am getting are 50kbps-300kbps.

      • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

        That’s why i switched from Tmobile to VZW. I was getting under 300kbps. I could barely load a webpage. I snapped and switched before they went to tiered data so i could be grandfathered into the unlimited plans.

    • Maelstrom

      I was indeed hoping for a price DROP from AT&T. We should have an occupy movement towards AT&T since there seems to be enough unhappy consumers disgruntled by their service andd prices. If there is one I’ll join it! But i went to T-Mobile and i gotta say, I like the unlimited concept they have for the price. I put the phone on 2G and I search, browse, read maps, email just fine! Takes forever of course to stream music and video on 2G but thats to be expected. Low price for decent service, I have full bars in most places, and no overages for data is great for me. It REALLY sux that they have their own band for 4G, so i cant unlock just any phone to use on it or ill be stuck on 2G regardless of what i do. I currently have T-Mobile’s 5gb data plan at 4G speeds (2G unlimited after cap). In New York by the way.

  • rfvgyhn

    Why are there different plans (well, at least the name is different) for tablets? It’s the same radio, cell towers and data.

  • shiftylock

    SIM card from Straight Talk Nokia E71 + Samsung infuse= what I had with AT&T, only $45 a month instead of like $100. There’s a reason I left them.

  • thel0nerang3r

    Am I the only one that feels that’s it’s wrong, that you get capped data and restricted how to use it? If I get the 2GB, shouldn’t I be able to use as I well damn please? What is this crap?

  • inviolable

    $50 for 5GB LMAO

  • rashad360

    $20 for 300MB and $20 for 300 more when you go over!? Robbery I say.

    I prefer the way T-mo throttles the speeds when you hit the limit instead of instantly doubling your data bill…

    It at least could have been tiered with $20 for the original 300MB then $5 for all subsequent 300MB overages.

  • aranea

    I don’t like these rates. Now my $20 will buy me a mere 300mb instead of the 2gb I’m getting. This is robbery. If they are going to increase the rates like this they should have option to not to buy minutes when buying a smartphone.

  • Juan Almanzar

    Everyone is making such a huge deal about this but the reality of the situation is that they are basically matching and actually beating Verizon’s current offerings.

    For $30 you get 3gb with ATT and 2 with Verizon.

    In addition to that ATT’s texting plan gives you unlimited mobile to ANY mobile while Verizon’s only gives you mobile to mobile within the Verizon network.

    While tiers do suck, look at the quality of service between Verizon/AT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile. For the most part you get the quality of service you are paying for.

  • BigCiX

    Only reason why I’m still with at&fee.is because I’m grandfathered into their data plan. Other then that they suck. Who else doesn’t get data service.during 2:00 – 6:00 pm.

  • Nathan D.

    In my honest opinion at&t really sucks compare to the others

  • krazytrixxxsta

    att and verizon love raping their light data users. ill stick with my 200mb/w throttle for $10

  • iamXiV92a

    Unlimited all the way!

  • rthuyr

    ATT is unbelievable
    the fact the were going to pay billions to getting tmobile…how about putting some of that money towards improving your horrid servers greedy fucks

    take, take , take and give nothing back

  • sunrise

    It would have been nice if they had bumped up the cap without a price increase. 3GB for $25.

  • Fahad

    Man these rates are obscene! Im thankfully grandfathered into T-Mobile’s Data plan and pay $20 for 5gb and I tether constantly, talk about a rip off…

  • Jake Gall

    I think ill stick to my verizon unlimited plan, besides they already have 4g

  • Maelstrom

    I was indeed hoping for a price DROP from AT&T. We should have an occupy movement towards AT&T since there seems to be enough unhappy consumers disgruntled by their service andd prices. If there is one I’ll join it! But i went to T-Mobile and i gotta say, I like the unlimited concept they have for the price. I put the phone on 2G and I search, browse, read maps, email just fine! Takes forever of course to stream music and video on 2G but thats to be expected. Low price for decent service, I have full bars in most places, and no overages for data is great for me. It REALLY sux that they have their own band for 4G, so i cant unlock just any phone to use on it or ill be stuck on 2G regardless of what i do. I currently have T-Mobile’s 5gb data plan at 4G speeds (2G unlimited after cap). In New York by the way.

  1. these a**holes are out of their mind. i have been very tolerable towards all their stupid changes but lately i feel like they just want me to hate them. just the other day i received an email about my account data use, they say im in the 5% of heavy users, but its only because i grandfathered three unlimited data plans back in the day when the iphone was hotsh*t (yes,im saying that with regret) but i have stuck around with their sh*tty service for years and high prices and now this is what my loyalty means to them. F U AT&T.

    • Wow….your lack of intelligence is showing….
      you can’t drive up the West Side Highway in Manhattan form 57th to GWB without getting disconnects 3 times…you can’t do a 5 block walk & talk in San Fran, Chicago, or NYC without a drop call…hands down the worst service. Consistently rated the lowest in customer service, again in customer satisfaction with JD Powers, the MBA geniuses over at ATT just handed over $3 Billion of their/your money to Deutsche Telekom and they continue to pay their stock holders almost 6% (approx $1.97 x almost 6 Billion shares = >$11 Billion a year out of your monthly bills) yet you act upset that they are raising their prices. Switch, shut up or grow a pair…!

      • UMA FanGuest 3 years ago

        At the same time at&t has some of the highest customer retention in the industry… Even with T-Mobile surpassing them in HSPA+ speeds and coverage. So I actually blame consumers more than anything else, they all made the choice to give at&t their money when there are better less bloated options. People have been bad mouthing at&t for years but they keep growing like crazy. It’s baffling. At&t could have raised it’s prices even MORE than they did and the uninformed consumers would just keep on coming.

        • NateGuest 3 years ago

          UMA fan… this. I’ve been with Cingular/AT&T since 2001. I haven’t had the issues that people always complain about on Android forums. Sure, I don’t live in NYC or San Fran, but for where I live and travel on a regular basis, AT&T is hands down the best option for me and my wife. This is what I don’t understand. If you are truly having the issues that the above 2 posters are talking about, then leave! Go to another company. The truth is, AT&T must be doing something right or they would have no subscribers! and don’t blame contracts for this point…

          /rant :)

      • Did you read my comment? I was mainly complaining about AT&T throttling my internet speeds. I added the part about prices to keep my post relevant to the topic, A$$HOLE!

        • JayMunMun$Guest 3 years ago

          you’re the asshole. Asshole.

    • Ordinary black criminalGuest 3 years ago

      Android share, as measured in smartphone operating systems among new purchasers, plummeted from 61.6 percent in October to 46.9 percent in December. Meanwhile, iPhone rose from 25.1 percent share to 44.5 percent.LOL meandroids

    • Down with AT & T .

      Go Verizon and T-Mobile

  2. Their prices for data seem to match that of Verizon but Verizon’s speed might have a leg up.
    This tine around big red might be getting my business, bit it’s good to know there are options

    • im saying “deuces” in April — Hello big red

      • That’s what i’m thinking. I might as well pay the extra $10 a month because right now i’m not liking what i’m seeing. in the city (Chicago) I get a whopping 0 bars because of poor building penetration. My friend just got a galaxy nexus and I love his phone more than he does, he’s a convert of blackberry. I can’t wait to get my hands on that lte goodness

    • It will be interesting to see if verizon changes their pricing/amount of data with this recent announcement from at&t to try and entice some more customers.

  3. I’ll stick with my “unlimited” data plan that I’ve had for the last 3 years.

    • I’m with ya. I’m sticking with Sprint as well, assuming that’s what you’re talking about. I know their 3G speeds suck pretty hard right now, but with their LTE rollout and Network Vision upgrades coming, I think they might be give VZW a good run for their money for the best network out there. The only downside is VZW already has a head start on the LTE deal, but I still think Sprint will come out way better than most people think.

      • 666Guest 3 years ago

        I have AT&T unlimited data, that’s probably what he meant to.

      • Juan AlmanzarGuest 3 years ago

        I currently have Sprint and I was going to wait for them to officially release the Nexus Galaxy but Sprint service in Tallahassee, FL is abysmal at best. Normally their service is mediocre at best but their service has been shot for the past two weeks here and in the rest of the panhandle. Apparently they have one tower in Jacksonville acting as an access way for all the data and calls in this region and it is currently running at 10% efficiency. Needless to say, they are taking their sweet time fixing it and it is really costing them.

        Currently I have experiencing speeds at low as 50kbps down with my highs being somewhere around 300mbps.

        As of two days ago, I made the switch to big red and currently am waiting for the Nexus Galaxy in the mail. The best thing about the entire thing, LTE is available here in Tallahassee. Can’t wait for my phone to come.

        • EddieGuest 3 years ago

          I did the exact same thing. I switched from Sprint to Verizon. The main reason I switched was the data speeds I was getting from Sprint. Here in Fay, NC, the highest download speeds I was getting was around 350 kbps and low was around 20 kbps. The low being at my house. I never had very low signal strength at home and slow data. Switching to Verizon, fixed these problems. My Galaxy Nexus gets 4G signal at home, and all around town. For me, it was definitely worth switching providers.

  4. Alvin B.Guest 3 years ago

    The should come on over to T-Mobile where you can get 2GB for $10 and 5GB for $25…

    • UMA FanGuest 3 years ago

      and you actually get great coverage of really fast data speeds on T-Mobile too. It’s in more places (HSPA+ 21/42) than Verizon’s LTE!

      It’s funny that the fact the majority of consumers dismiss T-Mobile is why at&t knows it can increase it’s prices.

      • I’ve been with T-mobile for years. I can’t get any signal at all unless I’m outside. I’m switching back to one of the CDMA carriers as soon as my contract is over.

    • Show me the promise of LTE and I’ll be a customer as long as they like

      • UMA FanGuest 3 years ago

        Have you used HSPA+ 42 with an HSPA+42 device? Like the Amaze or tmo’s version of the GSII? It’s just as good as LTE but it’s better on your battery… much better. It’s actually reasonable.

        • To be fair, no I haven’t. I’ve been stuck in the dark with backhaul on my N1. I bet the speeds of their newer devices would satisfy my needs in done ways, but building penetration is a big issue. I hate having to deal with finding a window to catch some bars, it reminds me of 2002 and having to suffer in AT&T’s dead zones. My buddy and his Gnex have none of those problems.

  5. Sticking with sprint as well…

  6. I don’t think these prices are bad at all. Compared to Verizon…

    AT&T 300MB: $20
    AT&T 3GB: $30
    AT&T 5GB with tethering: $50

    Verizon 2GB: $30
    Verizon 5GB: $50
    Verizon 4GB with tethering: $50

    • inerdtiaGuest 3 years ago

      VZW was offering twice the data for the same price ($30 for 4GB, $50 for 10GB and$50 for 8GB with tethering). 2 of my coworkers just lwft AT&T for VZW and took advantage of that with Galaxy Nexus phones.

      • I thought that promotion was over.

      • Exactly verizon double the data promo Nov 11 to Jan 15 th was the perfect promo to make me decide to leave sprint. In my world 10gb for 50bucks is just as good as unlimited i had on sprint when i had my Evo 3d. Now my Galaxy Nexus is KING on verizon can’t ask for nothing else other than JUMP on the Nexus tablet or Galaxy Journal/Note. I’m rolling seriously hard..

        • Richard you left SPRINT WHAT!!!! what about your EVO line products?

        • You said you left sprint months ago way before the promotion and you had a revolution and then got a nexus. WTF are you talking about?

        • “In my world 10gb for 50bucks is just as good as unlimited i had on sprint when i had my Evo 3d” What?!?!?!

        • squiddy20Guest 3 years ago

          You really are an lying moron.
          Let’s face it, back in November you switched to Verizon because the *rumors* were saying the Galaxy Nexus would be out within that month (which you stupidly believed), NOT because of this “double the data” promo. You probably also switched because you realized how gimmicky your “legendary” Evo 3D was, the same phone you said would be “Sprint’s flagship device well into 2012″.
          Well neither of those have panned out very well as that very phone is listed as being $99.99 instead of the usual $199.99 for other high end phones (like the E4GT). In fact, your “legendary” Evo 3D is now on the same pricing tier as the Evo 4G (a phone that is well over 1.5 years old), the Epic 4G (basically the same age as the Evo 4G), and a few other mid-range phones, and it isn’t even a year old!
          As for your Galaxy Nexus being “king” on Verizon, don’t expect it to last very long. Something always comes around every few months that beats out everything else. Face it Dick, you’re probably the most diluted, misinformed old fool on the planet.

  7. NickGuest 3 years ago

    The prices for the two Data Pro plans are the same as Verizon, but you’re getting a gig more data with AT&T for that same price. Of the two “big dogs,” AT&T is still the only one to offer something for very light data users at all (Verizon’s offerings start at 2GB for $30, AT&T will at least offer a 300MB plan for $20, granted that it is a $5 increase from the current 200MB plan). Also, for those who have raised concerns about AT&T boning them with these new plans: if you already have a data plan with AT&T, you can keep whichever plan that is. You don’t have to choose one of these new plans unless you’re a new AT&T smartphone user after Sunday or if you want to.

  8. Wow that’s a lot. I still.have the AT&T unlimited data plan (as well when they thought the iPhone was hot s**t,big regret…) I only pay $30 a month for that plan. Not to be a d-bag but I also live in Houston where we have been graced with LTE. I can’t complain!!

  9. These are sad times indeed… unnecessary data caps at ridiculous prices.
    T-Mobile and Sprint are looking pretty good right about now.

    • Depending on the area, you honestly get what you pay for.

      I’m currently on switch in mid process (waiting on my Galaxy Nexus in the mail) of switching to Verizon.

      Here in Tallahassee, FL the current Sprint download speeds I am getting are 50kbps-300kbps.

      • That’s why i switched from Tmobile to VZW. I was getting under 300kbps. I could barely load a webpage. I snapped and switched before they went to tiered data so i could be grandfathered into the unlimited plans.

    • MaelstromGuest 3 years ago

      I was indeed hoping for a price DROP from AT&T. We should have an occupy movement towards AT&T since there seems to be enough unhappy consumers disgruntled by their service andd prices. If there is one I’ll join it! But i went to T-Mobile and i gotta say, I like the unlimited concept they have for the price. I put the phone on 2G and I search, browse, read maps, email just fine! Takes forever of course to stream music and video on 2G but thats to be expected. Low price for decent service, I have full bars in most places, and no overages for data is great for me. It REALLY sux that they have their own band for 4G, so i cant unlock just any phone to use on it or ill be stuck on 2G regardless of what i do. I currently have T-Mobile’s 5gb data plan at 4G speeds (2G unlimited after cap). In New York by the way.

  10. Why are there different plans (well, at least the name is different) for tablets? It’s the same radio, cell towers and data.

  11. SIM card from Straight Talk Nokia E71 + Samsung infuse= what I had with AT&T, only $45 a month instead of like $100. There’s a reason I left them.

  12. Am I the only one that feels that’s it’s wrong, that you get capped data and restricted how to use it? If I get the 2GB, shouldn’t I be able to use as I well damn please? What is this crap?

  13. $50 for 5GB LMAO

  14. $20 for 300MB and $20 for 300 more when you go over!? Robbery I say.

    I prefer the way T-mo throttles the speeds when you hit the limit instead of instantly doubling your data bill…

    It at least could have been tiered with $20 for the original 300MB then $5 for all subsequent 300MB overages.

  15. I don’t like these rates. Now my $20 will buy me a mere 300mb instead of the 2gb I’m getting. This is robbery. If they are going to increase the rates like this they should have option to not to buy minutes when buying a smartphone.

  16. Juan AlmanzarGuest 3 years ago

    Everyone is making such a huge deal about this but the reality of the situation is that they are basically matching and actually beating Verizon’s current offerings.

    For $30 you get 3gb with ATT and 2 with Verizon.

    In addition to that ATT’s texting plan gives you unlimited mobile to ANY mobile while Verizon’s only gives you mobile to mobile within the Verizon network.

    While tiers do suck, look at the quality of service between Verizon/AT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile. For the most part you get the quality of service you are paying for.

  17. Only reason why I’m still with at&fee.is because I’m grandfathered into their data plan. Other then that they suck. Who else doesn’t get data service.during 2:00 – 6:00 pm.

  18. In my honest opinion at&t really sucks compare to the others

  19. att and verizon love raping their light data users. ill stick with my 200mb/w throttle for $10

  20. Unlimited all the way!

  21. rthuyrGuest 3 years ago

    ATT is unbelievable
    the fact the were going to pay billions to getting tmobile…how about putting some of that money towards improving your horrid servers greedy fucks

    take, take , take and give nothing back

  22. It would have been nice if they had bumped up the cap without a price increase. 3GB for $25.

  23. FahadGuest 3 years ago

    Man these rates are obscene! Im thankfully grandfathered into T-Mobile’s Data plan and pay $20 for 5gb and I tether constantly, talk about a rip off…

  24. I think ill stick to my verizon unlimited plan, besides they already have 4g

  25. MaelstromGuest 3 years ago

    I was indeed hoping for a price DROP from AT&T. We should have an occupy movement towards AT&T since there seems to be enough unhappy consumers disgruntled by their service andd prices. If there is one I’ll join it! But i went to T-Mobile and i gotta say, I like the unlimited concept they have for the price. I put the phone on 2G and I search, browse, read maps, email just fine! Takes forever of course to stream music and video on 2G but thats to be expected. Low price for decent service, I have full bars in most places, and no overages for data is great for me. It REALLY sux that they have their own band for 4G, so i cant unlock just any phone to use on it or ill be stuck on 2G regardless of what i do. I currently have T-Mobile’s 5gb data plan at 4G speeds (2G unlimited after cap). In New York by the way.