by Matt Rome
January 27, 2011
If you're living with the regret of switching to one of AT&T's capped data plans, burdened by the knowledge that your decision was said to be irreversible, we might have some good news for you. In a countermove to Verizon's recent announcement to temporarily include a $30 unlimited data plan among its contract options for the upcoming iPhone 4, it seems that AT&T may be allowing customers who previously had unlimited data plans and then downgraded to capped data and tiered pricing—a supposedly irreversible decision—to jump back up to the unlimited data plan. Mac Rumors suggests that although AT&T seems to be keeping the unpublicized option below the radar, offering no official comments on the matter, it's most likely AT&T's attempt to prevent customers frustrated with the new tiered pricing from jumping ship to Verizon when iPhone 4 makes its debut in February. AT&T's 2 GB plan runs $25, and the old-school unlimited was $30. AT&T claims that 98% of their smartphone customers use below 2 GB of data per month. Is it worth the extra $5 a month to go unlimited? I know it is for this writer, but I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Let me know.