AT&T Rolls Out Higher Priced Data Plans for Smartphones and Tablets
AT&T's current data plans run $15 per month for 200MB of data and $25 per month for 2GB of data. If you're a mobile hotspot customer, your're paying $25 per month for 2GB plus another $20 for 2GB of hotspot data, which adds up to 4GB for $45.
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The new smartphone plans shake out like this:
- 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
In other words, prices are going up a five-spot for each tier, though AT&T's also offering bigger data cap for each plan. If you still need to go over your monthly allotment, customers can pay $10 per additional gigabyte on the Data Pro 3GB and Data Pro 5GB plans. Data Plus 300MB uses will receive an extra 300MB for $20 - ouch. New tablet plans run $30 for 30GB (AT&T DataConnect 3GB) and $50 for 5GB (AT&T DataConnect 5GB).
If you're not down with these new price plans and already have an account, don't sweat it -- AT&T says existing customers can keep their current plans if they want to.