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Heads up, AT&T customers! Today AT&T announced that it's launching some new data plans this Sunday, January 22nd. Currently the carrier offers three smartphone data plans that include either 200MB, 2GB or a tethering plan with 4GB of data for $15, $25 or $45 per month, respectively. AT&T's new data packs bump up the amount of data included in each plan to 300MB, 3GB and 5GB (with tethering), with pricing for each set at $20, $30 or $50 per month. Customers on the 300MB plan that use up their monthly allotment can pony up $20 for another 300MB, while folks on the 3GB and 5GB offerings will be able to pay $10 per gigabyte for extra data. New tablet plans are also on tap, with customers having the option of 3GB per month for $30 or 5GB for $50. AT&T says that customers with one of its current data plans can hold onto them if they so choose.

These new plans may not be quite the same as AT&T's old unlimited offering that some customers are still holding onto, but they're still decent deals, especially considering that folks currently on the 2GB and 4GB plans can get an extra gig per month for just $5 more. And hey, if the new data packs aren't your cup of tea, you can always stick with what you've got. Any of you AT&T users out there going to jump on one of the carrier's new data plans this weekend?

AT&T Launches New Data Plans

Customers Get More Data, More Value

Dallas, Texas, January 18, 2012


AT&T today announced new data plans for smartphone and tablet customers that will launch this Sunday, January 22. The plans give customers more data and value.

The new smartphone plans include:

AT&T Data Plus 300MB: $20 for 300MB

AT&T Data Pro 3GB: $30 for 3GB

AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering

Smartphone customers needing additional data can pay $10 per additional gigabyte on the AT&T Data Pro 3GB and Data Pro 5GB plans; AT&T Data Plus users will receive an extra 300MB for $20.

The new tablet plans* include:

AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB

AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB

Existing smartphone and tablet customers will have the choice of keeping their current plans or choosing one of these new plans, and the current $14.99 for 250MB plan for tablet customers will remain available.

To help customers determine which data plan best matches their needs, AT&T has helpful tools at – including a data calculator where customers can estimate usage for their typical data activity. Once smartphone and tablet customers are on a plan, AT&T keeps them informed of their usage levels by sending usage alerts as they consume data within their plan. For example, a smartphone customer with AT&T DataPlus 300MB will receive a text message when they consume 65 percent of their data bucket, plus two additional alerts as they approach the 300MB provided with their plan.

“Customers are using more data than ever before,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Our new plans are driven by this increasing demand in a highly competitive environment, and continue to deliver a great value to customers, especially as we continue our 4G LTE deployment.”

Customers are encouraged to keep their device’s Wi-Fi turned on because data usage over Wi-Fi does not count against a customer’s monthly data plan. As an added value, AT&T smartphone and tablet customers have access at no additional charge to AT&T’s 29,000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide – the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.** Customers can get more information at

For more information, visit

* Plans are for 30 days and automatically renew every 30 days, unless you cancel service prior to the start of the 30 day renewal. Overage rates only apply to postpaid tablet plans – not session based pricing – and include: $14.99 for 250MB with AT&T DataConnect 250MB; and $10 per additional gigabyte with AT&T DataConnect 3GB and AT&T DataConnect 5GB.

** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic.  A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See for details and locations.

AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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Anonymous well..ATT has the most dropped calls of any do the math.
Brandon FromBrooklyn Worse than before. Like ALL the telecoms, they're "nickle and diming" us for every Mb of data we use. They know full well that we are a wireless world now. And they want to harvest EVERY dollar they can get out of us. Pure GREED. Nothing more.
Jomar Lee Streeter How is this not better? VERIZON CHARGES $30 FOR 2GB, AT&T IS $30 FOR 3GB so how is Verizons better again?
Jeff Cross Still have the unlimited plan from them and I'm not giving it up for nothing
??? Come on ATT, you are joking right??? The plans are so not competitive and u are obviously finding a way to nickel and dime us!!!!!!
Alex Alcala They're always finding a way to nickel and dime us.boycott these holes
Eduardo Perez Stupid like always.
Octo Verduzco Worse!!!!! Ugh..... I have unlimited data plan n them bastards cut off my servive when they decide i reach top 5% of heavy data users!!!! What the hell is the point of having unlimmited data plan!!! if theyll just shutdown your data service till your next bill cycle in 4 weeks!!!! Die ATT!!!!
Cassandra Fraser Verizon unlimited!
Dennis Petrospour 5gb.For 50???? Gtfo
Hansel Starley 3 Gigs? That's actually pretty good
Gwendolyn Suzanne Harris Kight I don't need unlimited data I am very happy with 2GB and free wifi. Others need to stop complaining and be grateful for what AT&T give us.
Joe Czo Verizon FAST unlimited data for $30 FTW!
Carlos Roldan Worse than before! Unlimited is better. Bravo for sprint!!!
Ben Conover sticking with my 2 GB plan. I'll see how their plans change down the road.
Robin Blanco Of you have an unlocked iphone and on tmobile take off any web plan and just buy a WiFi hotspot router and take advantage of their 4G over !
X-ray Cat AT&T sucks. They should just up the price a little and go back to unlimited
Larry Waters Tethering should have always been free on ATT. I'm not impressed.
Tim Miyashiro Well that sucks.
Eduardo Ordaz too late now. we will move to sprint AT&T gives us hidden fees and tries to trick people. We will try sprint.
George Chen ATT sucks balls......(as usual)
Kevin Joel I get unlimited :D
Wanda Stevens is this for one phone or two
Jose Ramirez If Its Not Unlimited Its No Big Change.
Ken Scott Kletzin Sprint: Unlimited now with slowed (throttled) data speeds for at least the top 1% of data users(hogs according to them and other wirless carriers).
Jason Torchy I might not have unlimited, but I'm happy with the 4g gigs of fast LTE service from verizon for 30 dollars. (joined back in Dec when they were running the double your data promotion). This on the other hand is a step up from the other deals in place (only the 3 gig plan that is, the others are way over priced).
Johnny Cababe I've used 4430 mb's so far. The job of unlimited.
Matt Cain Not sure. I need to do something, though. I live in a rural area and my phone is my internet but at&t has throttled my unlimited data so bad it's almost unusable.
Reginald Austin Sprint:UNLIMITED
Tony Avila Who cares after sopa we won't use the internet anymore!!!!!
Tim Nix Don't care have unlimited data thru Verizon
Henry Lucio Granfathered into Verizon's unlimited plan ! But, for people who aren't grandfathered, the plans are actually better than Verizons. You get 2 GB for 30$ on big red. On AT&T you're going to get 3 GB for the same amount.
Zach Cline Lol. These aren't better than Verizon's.
Leela Brenda Garcia unlimited it for $5 lol hmM
Daniel Quintero Sprint unlimited
Roy Portillo Better than verizon but people wants Unlimited. NOT TIERED!
Mark Fisher Jr. That's why I jailbroked my iPhone to work with T-Mobile, cause I for unlimited data on my shit. I aint tryin to pay for no Dam data. Forget that shit.
Dylan Wacker MUCH better then Verizons plans!
Bryan Kawashima Nicely done! Getting better!
Devlin Robear HAHA! Got locked into Verizon with unlimited data!
Teela Mayo I love my service compared to other companies i had before i just wish they'd give me back my unlimited plan I'd rather pay $50 for that. Tethered one time while my home Internet was out and I was forced off the unlimited plan :( I have a desk job that I like to watch movies while I work and I can't really do that anymore without going over my data
Armando Sanchez They got to be joking. No wonder people are dissatisfied with them. Kudos for the unlimited mobile to mobile calling when you get unlimited text.
Michael Boyd Viva AT&T!
Harrison James Unlimited data $10. Sprint ftw.
Aaron Couts Att still sucks unlimited verizon here ha!!!
Jose Muniz Along the lines of still being still being screwed (look at other countries' services/prices), the cheapest one should be 500 MB or even 1 GB, and that way the people that really do use a lot of data (way over 1 GB), reasonably pay a bit more. I mean how much data does the average user really go through?
Abram Wenevermet Dennis I'm fine with my iPads 2gb for $25..
Hunter Tea Verizon unlimited here 20$ Haha suckas
Ken Martinez If AT&T had rollover data, It would be a MIRACLE! Lol
Alfonso Hall But I'm a sense I will save a few bucks, I constantly go over every month
Nawf Side <<< i have suppose "unlimited data" :-\ ... but slows down before half of my bill cycle... ..!.,
Christopher Manic Johnson The joys of having WiFi at home is you don't need worry about how much data you use. I had their 200MB plan and was barely hitting the 200MB mark, and that's with the use of GPS and some video streaming outside of home. I only up'd it to the 2GB plan because, for work purposes at home, I wasn't able to have my router connected during my shifts, and their 2GB plan was the only other option. 2GB is perfect, even with GPS use, streaming videos and Pandora, plus web browsing, while not being connected to WiFi, I go a lil over a gig. Some of you guys need to learn how to moderate your data use, and how to take advantage of the tech around you. Plus, WiFi use is more efficient than 3G usage, so you're battery life will greatly improve as well.
Ivonne Hernandez This makes me feel so special to have been grandfathered in with Verizon - $30 for unlimited data :D
Gerardo Castillo AT&T Always Has Some Limited Plans!! I'm Moving To Verizon Or MetroPCS Later!! They Have Some Unlimited Plans...
Johnny Cababe I'm still grandfathered unlimited.
Tim Moore I still pay $25 for unlimited and 400 texts on t-mobile. And its actually unlimited. These plans seem a little better though honestly.
Aldas Grigaliunas In Lithuania, I pay 4$ a month for 100 minutes, 1000sms, 1GB of data...
Jose Gonzales Um ...ATT, you are such a terrible company. Over priced, terrible coverage, not the,best if phones.... The truth is you have customers because they are bound to a contract, or dont know what else is out there, or your the only service they have in town.... Tmobile is the only reasonable of the larger phone companies today
Diaz Jonathan is this a joke??? last time i checked it was april fools dayy..anyway this is worse.
John Zanatta and what are the overage costs when you bump the cap? What good is their new lte network other than to help you burn through your alotted data faster? I'm sticking with T-Mobile and their cheaper plans, throttled data after 5gb, more than capable hspa+ network, and customer service that isn't consistently rated as the worst. Now T-Mobile, where's my new high-end Windows Phone???
Matt Cassem Hey, AT&T, maybe while you're at it, you could do roll-over data? ;)
Matt Cassem They're fine, really. I have the 2GB, and I barely ever use 1GB, and I'm using data all the time for various apps, the browser, etc. I don't think I'll need to upgrade to the 3GB, for sure.
Chris Ziegler I have unlimited with AT&T but I'm in the top 5% of users so they slowed down my download speed to 0.1 Mb! I think I'm about to jump ship!
Bill Thomas Verizon all the way!!!!
Ron Kendra I used to have the 200, I'm now with Boost. Paying $50 now, in one year I'll be paying $40. For that money, I'm getting unlimited talk, text, and web. One drawback with Boost, No roaming.
Carson Ash Sprint... unlimited... $10.... nuff said.
Joel Rivera Tmobile $60/ month includes unlm calling texting video and pic messaging. And 2GB of 4G Data, then its throttled, hey that is immensly better than this nonsense.
Bryan Edens WORSE. glad I still have unlimited data from them.
Keith Thomas Grandfathered unlimited here! All these plans are crap.
Shawn Karson I'm fine with my 2GB plan. I've only used barely 100MB halfway through my month. They should just bring back unlimited and so we can live without the thought of going over.
David Harness If anyone who's on Verizon says this is expensive they're probably idiots
Dayan Inclán US Cellular plan is better....better customer service = better all around
Danilo Duarte Thank god I still have that grandfathered unlimited plan. Although the tramps keep telling me I stop using data and use wifi
Jarek Janowski Ill stick to my $30 unlimited
David Harness I'd say so, though the lower plan kinda sucks it's good for people who want the 3 or 5 plan
Jordan Mamba WorldPeace Konesavanh -.- my galaxy s II prefers unlimited.
Zach Scott well ill stick to my unlimited data on verizon:) grandfathered in fo lifeeeeeee
Ken Scott Kletzin AT&T and Verizon are about the same price for plans, and unlimited data will very likely never be available again.
Daniel Timmons If your paying $50/month for data it should be unlimited.
Emmanuel Ramos Very expensive...
Eat A Peach In short everything about them SUX
Hayden Keller AT&T will always be stupidly expensive no matter what new plans are released.
Jonathan Sanchez How about unlimited MB, unlimitedGB, an free unlimitedGB plans on the 22nd.
Gary Lancaster If $30 gets you 3gb and $50 gets you 5gb...wouldn't it only make sense that $20 would get you 2gb?
Brian Jones what a wast of time for AT&T
James Ortiz wow what thieves lmaoo
Nain El Fuego Romero I have 5gb for 30 dollars a month & faster 4G network T-Mobile >
Christopher Manic Johnson per Gizmodo: "Here's how it breaks down: Old plan: 2GB for $25 New plan: 3GB for $30 Old plan: 4GB for $45 (with mobile hotspot / tethering) New plan: 5GB for $50 Those apply to smartphones and tablets, regardless of 3G/4G HSPA+/LTE. There's also an updated baseline plan for smartphones: Old plan: 200MB for $15 New plan: 300MB for $20"
Anonymous Im not currently w/ AT&T but it all depends on the pricing of the plans. if the 300MB is $30 then its worse that before
Rodrigo Ortega Jr. Worse they gotta bring back unlt'd
Benjamin Collins UNLMTD HERE !
Nathan Wright Coming from an AT&T fan, its worse.
KyoKeun Park I don't know but don't care at the same time because I live in Canada :P

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