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  • AT&T Adding 2GB Extra Data to DataPro + Tethering Plan

    AT&T announced today that they will be extending its DataPro + Tethering Mobile Internet plan for smartphones from 2 GB to 4 GB. This news comes as a pleasant surprise, particularly for current iPhone users who are looking jealously at Verizon's unlimited data + 2GB tethering plans.

    The change will take affect February 13th, and comes out just as AT&T prepares to launch their first 4G phone, as well their well-documented loss of iPhone exclusivity. It is unknown at this time whether this will affect the 'mobile hotspot' feature found on iOS 4.3, the next version of iOS that is currently in beta and only available to devs.

    AT&T will automatically add the additional 2GB of monthly data usage to smartphone customers already on a tethering plan - at no extra charge.
    This change does bring some added value to one of the two current iPhone data plans on AT&T. For iPhone users, this means the $45/month will allow for 4GB of data, the most currently available (unless you were grandfathered into the old unlimited plan.)

    It looks like AT&T is continuing to make every effort to entice current customers with new perks in order to maintain its customer base that grew substantially during their good ol' days of iPhone exclusivity.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Adding 2GB Extra Data to DataPro +Tethering Plan started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. Stryker1's Avatar
      Stryker1 -
      Too little too late AT&T. Should not have jerked your customers around as much as you did. Now they will leave you in an exodus. They have no loyalty to you because you had no loyalty to them. Enjoy and watch you customer base disappear even with the new iPhone about to come out.

    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Now, I don't claim to be the most wise or all knowing... But isn't the iPhone statistically what has made AT&T the giant that it is? I thought I very recently saw some numbers that showed that the iPhone made up a very large percentage of AT&T's population.

      I had Verizon for 9 years before I switched last year for the iPhone. Yes, CDMA is teh l0se, but seriously... I feel like AT&T just doesn't 'get it'.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      How about just dropping some prices AT&T. That'll "entice" people to stay more than anything.
    1. Buckmaster's Avatar
      Buckmaster -
      There is no way I would go to Verizon, been there, done that. I have had AT&T for 5 years, and have not had a bit of trouble with the service. But with that said, it all depends on where you live.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      No matter what the reason behind the GB increase, we are the winners. The war has begun and I am happy about it. Why gripe about a good thing?
    1. XiOS's Avatar
      XiOS -
      So glad I got the at&t unlimited plan back in the day now I am grandfathered in and they can't take it away whew
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      ehh... Jailbroke i4 with unlimited data, and tetherme.

      Though, with 4GB, I probably don't go over that too often, so it is a nice little bonus for those who have the new limited plans.
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Another example why monopolies are bad and competition is good.
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      ATT really needs to add it to the iPad data plan, if they wait until verizon starts offering tablet data plans it will be too late.Sure is nice to have choices now.
    1. esizzle777's Avatar
      esizzle777 -
      Just joined AT&T after I had had it with Tmobile crappy service in my area, they were cool though and didn't charge me early termination because they said it was their fault for bad reception! I love AT&T great service and with my educator discount I get a fair price! Only thing that sucks is my discount doesn't cover 200MB plan only 2GB that's the only thing I dont like
    1. bretthartt's Avatar
      bretthartt -
      I want the unlimited plan on my ipad again
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      AT&T definitely needs to bring back the unlimited data back. To compete with Verizon, this is needed.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanws View Post
      grandfathered and mywi
      ditto! Xd
    1. obtrunco's Avatar
      obtrunco -
      Quote Originally Posted by orly910 View Post
      att needs to bring back unlimited data plan!! otherwise many will switch
      Well I hope that what you said becomes a real threat got AT&T because we're all short changed.
    1. Br@d A.'s Avatar
      Br@d A. -
      I always thought it would make sense for Att to do data rollover... Y wouldn't they just go with one of there biggest selling points from before with a revision for the changing times we live in?! It would be nice. :P
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      "WE WANT MORE!!" Come on AT&T you can do it!
    1. Br@d A.'s Avatar
      Br@d A. -
      Quote Originally Posted by bretthartt View Post
      I want the unlimited plan on my ipad again
      I didn't realize they ever offered unlimited data for iPad.

      Ps: I'm grandfathered but not jailbroken...
    1. chrodriguezmarydown's Avatar
      chrodriguezmarydown -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      Again, if you're in a contract, you don't own your phone. If your iPhone isn't jailbroken, you don't own your phone.
      Agreed. +1
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      As much as the carriers say "Unlimited" Data, its a lie


      Link to story

      So the Verizon "unlimited" is not ( there is no Santa Claus )

      At&t is more honest with the 4gb then Verizon and will not cut you off ( just charge you) Verizon may cut you off.............
      How is no one talking about this??? This is HUGE!!

      I am currently grandfathered in with AT&T...I am jailbroken, and have mywi. I use over 10gb a month easy...as I use my phone as my main (and only) Internet connection on my laptop at home for everything (downloading music, movies, etc)

      Now....if I did this with verizon (or attempted), my contract would be "terminated"..what does that even mean???? With AT&T I can do WHATEVER I want!!! As MUCH as I want!!

      This is a horrible lie by Verizon...and I hope people don't sign up thinking they have unlimited data when....they really 5gb...unreal. I can very easily see a law suit.

      If you are grandfathered in with AT&T....don't even think about switching. I have always been impartial to Verizon...but this is crossing the line!
    1. NektarQuince's Avatar
      NektarQuince -
      Quote Originally Posted by efi2nr View Post
      I bet "Grandfathered in" won't mean sh1t in June when the 5th gen iPhone drops. I put money on it you will have to have a new "4g plan" to get the new phone the way they did then the 3G came out. Even if you don't have 4G in your area.
      I thought so too when I went from my first gen iPhone to the iPhone 4 but they let me grandfather into the $30 unlimited plan from the $20 unlimited plan I had.