AT&T launching new iPhone and iPad data plans on Sunday, Jan. 22

AT&T launching new iPhone and iPad data plans on Sunday, Jan. 22

AT&T has just announced some upcoming changes to their data plans for iPhone and iPad -- and smartphones and tablets in general -- that will go into effect as of Sunday, Jan. 22.

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

iPhone 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

Current customers won't be required to change to their already existing data plans. In other words, they're not enforcing anyone onto the new plans... yet. However; if you find any of the new plans better then what you have now, you can up customer care and make the switch as of Jan 22.

Source: AT&T

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AT&T launching new iPhone and iPad data plans on Sunday, Jan. 22

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So for $5 more per month, you get an extra GB over the current plan. I guess...thats half off the current overage? Instead of $10 for that extra GB, its $5.

Man the Plus people are screwed in comparison. One little overage and you get 600mb for $10 more than a Pro.

How about an option to tether regardless of your data cap? I would happily jump from the $25/2GB to $30/3GB if I could tether. There's no way I was going to pay $45/4GB before let alone $50/5GB now when I don't even need all that data.
Carriers, please get real! There are plenty of people willing to pay LEGITIMATE fees without jailbreak and/or loopholes!

Firstly, it is called the iPhone 4, not 4G. Secondly, it ndepeds completely on the country and provider. In the UK, the plans stayed almost the same on most networks, with Orange only making changes to the price of the actual handset, while the plans stayed the same price. If plan details have not been released yet, be patient and see what deals they can give you. The iPhone 3GS will be a lot cheaper when the iPhone 4 is released.Finally, does it really matter how I use grammar? I'm giving a constructive answer, and I implore you to do the same

the last line of the article should say "call up customer care"
Good plans tho. Wish they had service at my workplace.

oh yeah and who can survive on 300MB lol.
What was it before $15 for 200mb? That was a joke also. Anything under 500MB is a joke these days.

I wonder if that means I won't get the 5% top user email and text for using my wopping 2.1 gb of data on my unlimited plan. So let's really see what AT&T did here 3 gigs for 30 bucks that's 10 bucks a gig lowered it by 2.5 a gig per month way to go big savings meanwhile Verizon has 4 gig special going on now.

Thats weird. I sometimes go over that a little and I have yet to get that message. I wonder maybe its because its rare for me to use that much? I normally average 700mb to 1 gig on an average.

Almost forgot the unlimited plan (really 5gb plan) the cost per gig was 6 bucks. For you people that can't do math it was 5 Gb for 30 dollars that's 6 bucks per gig 5 gigs =30 so now it's only an 80 % increase instead of 105 % on the original plans. Stop being sheep and really look at the numbers

I'm on a roll now I thought the reason for getting rid of unlimited was to unclogg the network. Guess it was about charging more after all. Oh or was it because most don't go over 2 gb but now 3 Gb is the number somebody help me I can't keep up. Maybe it's just to make more money. I'll go with choice 3 make more money for AT&T not save the customer more money

Hrm, $30 for grandfathered unlimited vs $50 for 5GB+tethering. Sounds like a push if you ever wanted to add tethering (since you'd have to lose your unlimited to get "approved" tethering).

What's nice on VZ is. I get the Grandfathered $30 unlimited. grandfathered unlimited tethering for another 20 and boom. 50 bucks gets me unlimited for everything I need.

I know i'm getting old. I remember when I had an 80MB hard drive and thought i'd never fill it. Oh well.

Agreed. If they want to try and change the meaning of a word in the English language, "UNLIMITED", this doesn't leave an honest consumer much of a choice. I bought Unlimited data. Don't tell me how I can use that data or that "Unlimited" isn't unlimited if you don't like how much I am using.

I tell ya, these folks have really turned into the prasites of the carriers.... They got you signed to an un-breakable contract, got you locked up for a price rise regardless of what you do - even if you die - reaching into your pocket regardless of what you want or say or do - and the green weenie is net.... Do ANYTHING you can do to get away from these dirt-bags regardless of what it takes....

wow that is why i moved to sprint when i did i now pay $130 for 2 phones family plan UNLIMITED data and FREE unlimited text no add on to the plan for either and they are just working up to keep charging more and more it really does suck that this is the way it is going for both AT$T and verizon

I really can't understand why cellular tariffs are so expensive in north America. For my iPhone, I pay everythingeverywhere £25/mth for my base tariff. Which is 450mins. Unlimited SMS, unlimited voicemail, unlimited on-net calling (orange uk only) and 50mb of data (which lasts all of 5 mins)
Then I bundle on, unlimited landline mins for £6. And 1gb of iPhone data for a mere £1

would have liked to keep the 250MB for $15 option for times when my iPad isn't near wifi - now it's $30 for 3GB I wouldn't use. gulp