AT&T today announced all new data plans for both smartphones and tablets. The new data plans take effect on January 22nd, 2012.
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
If you were waiting for the Nokia Lumia 900 before jumping to AT&T, these are the plans you can expect when that phone is released in the not so distant future. The price/value ratio is actually greater with these plans then the plans currently available, but they do require you purchase more data. For example, today you can purchase a 2GB plan for just $25 month. That’s going way in favor of the 3GB plan for $25.