AT&T: Data usage over Microcell 3G will count toward data cap

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from  Atlanta, GA
| June 18, 2010

Whoa, whoa, whoa!  I'm going to need you folks to sit down for this one.  Remember a few months back when AT&T was offering those in-home microcell devices to assure better signal in your home?  Yes, the same ones they wanted you to pay for even though the signal issues were their fault, not yours.  Did you know the devices use your own internet connection to boost your bars, yet you still have to pay for the minutes you use unless you're willing to pay an extra fee?  

Well guess what, it doesn't stop there.  According to IntoMobile, If you've just signed up for one of AT&T's new tiered data plans, and thought you'd be saving yourself data mileage by picking up a microcell to go along with it, you'll probably be a little disappointed by the following news.  AT&T has confirmed that "any data sent through an AT&T Microcell 3G" will count toward your limited data plan.  What does it mean?  Now AT&T is expecting you to pay for your service, pay for a device if your service isn't what it should be, AND sacrifice your alloted data even though you're paying for the bandwidth that's supporting it.  It's just confusing on so many levels.  Dare I ask how you feel about all this?

Via IntoMobile