AT&T forcing text and data plans on ‘quick messaging’ feature phones

att-logoIf you thought you had it good because your plan to buy a text messaging-oriented feature phone from AT&T didn’t include a mandatory data or text plan, you might want to rethink your options. Newly minted rumors indicate that AT&T will require some feature phones in its stable to sign up with requisite data and messaging plans. If that feature phone you’ve had your eye on is considered by AT&T to be a “Quick Messaging” phone, AT&T will slap an additional $20 onto your voice plan. The additional cost will give you unlimited data and 200 text or picture messages.

AT&T says that devices like its Pantech Reveal, Pantech Impact, Motorola Karma, Samsung Flight, Samsung Impression, Samsung Magnet, Samsung Solstice, Samsung Mythic, Samsung Propel, LG Xenon, LG Neon, and LG Vu, will require an additional $15/month unlimited data plan and a $5 messaging bundle. If you already have one of those phones, worry not, you’re in the clear. If you’re picking up a new phone or plan to upgrade to a “quick messaging” phone, just know that your monthly bill will be $20 higher from now on.

[Via: Gizmodo]

  • Ben Dover

    Why unlimited data on a quick messaging phone? I can see a small messaging plan but data plan? Well at least I’m in the clear with my Samsung Propel.

  • Antoinette

    I wouldn’t mind paying for a data plan IF that included text on messaging phones. I have not added anymore lines to my account for this reason only. To pay 20 for messaging & an aditional $15 bucks for data plus whatever your voice is ridiculous…. My other three lines are on T-mobile where I think I will be heading next.

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