AT&T Raising Its Smartphone Data Plan Rates
AT&T announced this week that its smartphone data plan prices are going up. Starting on January 22, AT&T’s $15 data plan becomes its $20 data plan and AT&T’s $25 data plan becomes its $30 data plan.
While the prices are going up, at least AT&T is kind enough to offer more service for the additional money. AT&T’s smaller $15 data plan originally only allowed for 200MB of monthly access. With the new $20 plan, your extra $5 gives you an extra 100MB, or 300MB for the month. Similarly, AT&T’s $25 data plan only gave you 2 GB of monthly access, compared to the new $30 plan that gives you an extra 1GB, or 3GB for the month.
AT&T still is sticking firm with its tiered data plan and it looks like it isn’t going to even consider an unlimited plan. If you want an unlimited data plan on any smartphone, including an iPhone, your only option is Sprint.
Does AT&T’s new rate hike make you want to change providers? Or do you feel that AT&T is doing its customers a service by providing plans with more data access, even that the expense of an extra $5 a month? Let us know in the comments.
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