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 Friday, 04 June 2010
On 7 June, AT&T will introduce new metered mobile data plans, a change from its previous all-you-can-use USD 30 plan. For people who use less than 200 megabytes of data a month, the price of the new DataPlus plan is cut in half to USD 15. The DataPro plan provides 2 GB of data for USD 25 per month. Those going over their data quota can receive an extra 1 GB for an additional USD 10 per billing month. AT&T also announced a new service that lets smartphone users tether their devices, including the iPhone, to a computer and use the phone to access the internet as a modem.
The tethering feature, which is only available to DataPro customers, costs an additional USD 20 a month. With the new mobile data plans, pricing for a smartphone voice and data bundle starts at USD 54.99 per month for an individual plan, or USD 24.99 per month for an additional line on a FamilyTalk plan. For new iPad customers, the USD 25 per month 2 GB plan will replace the existing USD 29.99 unlimited plan. iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their mobile data plan and no contract is required. Existing iPad customers who have the USD 29.99 per month unlimited plan can keep that plan or switch to the new 2 GB data plan.
Source: TelecomPaper