You may have heard that yesterday AT&T stopped offering unlimited mobile data plans.
Their spin, according to this press release: New Lower-Priced Wireless Data Plans to Make Mobile Internet More Affordable to More People
Hah! That’s smooth! But now, the real point: AT&T now offers only these pay-as-you-go data plan options for new or renewing mobile contracts:
- 200 MB/month: $15/month, plus an extra $15 for each additional 200 MB
- 2G/month: $25/month, plus an extra $10 for each additional 1G
- Tethering service: $20 month
No more all you can eat. Which makes sense! AT&T’s network can’t really handle unlimited mobile broadband for a large swath of its smartphone and tablet users. No US mobile carrier can. That’s just begging for network congestion — which annoys everyone and is bad for business… Continue reading