AT&T has announced that it’s going to change its data plans starting on January 22, which is this Sunday. If you’re wondering what’s new, the main takeaway here is that you’ll be paying more money for more data.
Let’s dive in. Starting on Sunday, AT&T will have the following smartphone data plans (compared to their predecessors):
- 300 MB for $20 (currently 200 MB for $15)
- 3 GB for $30 (currently 2 GB for $25)
- 5 GB for $50, tethering included (currently 4 GB for $45)
So what you see here is a $5 price increase across the board. But it’s not all bad news, as you are getting another 100 MB or 1 GB of data too, depending on the plan. That’s clearly going to make these changes easier to digest, and may even make some of you who are on the current plans want to switch (but that’s optional, see below).
Tablet plans will be $30 for 3 GB and $50 for 5 GB, alongside the currently available $15 for 250 MB option, which will continue to exist after January 22 too.
If you’re already an AT&T customer with a data plan, you won’t be switched to the new plans automatically, and you won’t even have to switch. It’s all up to you, and some of you may find that you want to switch (for that extra traffic), as noted above.
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