AT&T is at it again! The carrier that has stolen the hearts and wallets of millions is revamping its smartphone data plans. You’ll be getting more data but for a higher price. Luckily, the changes aren’t all that bad this time around.
The current data plans look like this: 200MB for $15 per month, 2GB for $25, and 4GB with tethering for $45. Starting Sunday, each of these plans get a bump. The entry-level data plan moves to 300MB, but for $20 per month. Next in line will be a 3GB data plan for $30 and finally a 5GB plan with tethering for $50 per month. All of these plans except for the 300MB one applies to tablet customers as well.
Let’s dissect this a bit.
On the downside, if you are a new smartphone customer, the minimum you will pay for data per month on AT&T is now $20 instead of $15. Since you will more than likely use more than 300MB per month, chances that you’ll be paying $30 per month for data alone are fairly high.
Switching to the advantages, current AT&T smartphone customers won’t be affected by this at all — you can still keep your current data plan and pay the same amount even if you upgrade your phone. Also, if you do the math, these current plans are actually a better value if you look at it from a MB-per-dollar perspective.
AT&T’s latest smartphone plans go into effect this Sunday.