by Joe White
June 2, 2010
press release that 65% of their customers use under 200MB per month, which highlights this data plan as appealing to the masses. However, if you do cross the 200MB line on this plan, AT&T will serve you with a $15 fine per 200MB overages - which could get super costly if you go on a data-downloading-spree. DataPro Price: $25/month Allowance: 2GB According to AT&T, only 2% of their customers go through 2GB of data each month, so this plan seems to offer a pretty decent safety net if you’re uncertain about the DataPlus allowance. Additionally, if you do find yourself in that 2%, crossing the line nowhere near as costly as it is for DataPlus customers. AT&T will charge DataPro subscribers $10 per extra 1GB of data downloaded, which is much more reasonable. Tethering iPhone users that want tethering have to have a DataPro plan, and can add the feature for a further $20/month, making their total monthly bill $45/month. It also means that you’ll be sharing those 2GB between your phone and laptop, making the 2GB boundary much easier to cross. So beware. iPad Much like the $29.99/month unlimited iPhone data plan, the $29.99 unlimited iPad data plan has also been sent to the gallows. Starting from June 7th, iPad customers will have two options to choose from: $15 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB of data. Any existing iPad customers who wish to stick to the current unlimited plan are free to do so, but AT&T seem to be hoping that most would rather save the $5 and apply a limit to their data downloads. All data plans also come with unlimited access to any of the company’s 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, so a cellular data network is not always going to be necessary. How do you feel about these? Hating AT&T much? Tell us about it!