AT&T recently launched new a unlimited data plan, but as with most other carriers, AT&T’s plan has a usage threshold after which point your data will be deprioritized. Now that threshold is being applied to tablet customers, too.
AT&T is contacting customers with grandfathered unlimited tablet data plans to alert them to a policy change. Starting on May 24, 2017, customers with unlimited tablet data plans will be subject to data deprioritization once they use more than 22GB of data in a single month.
When your data is deprioritized, you may experience reduced data speeds and increased latency when you’re on a congested cell site. When the congestion comes to an end or you move to an uncongested cell site, your speeds and latency should return to normal.
It’s no surprise to learn that AT&T is planning to implement a data deprioritization on unlimited tablet data customers. AT&T has had a similar policy in place for its unlimited smartphone data customers for some time, and most other carriers have a similar policy in place, too. The good news is that at least AT&T is being transparent about the policy change and giving customers a heads-up nearly a month in advance.
Do you have an unlimited data plan on a tablet?