Hate paying overage fees? You may want to look into a set of new plans from AT&T.
Beginning this Sunday, AT&T will offer new and simplified Mobile Shared Advantage plans. Rather than charging an overage fee after customers use all of their data, AT&T will throttle data to 128 kbps (2G) for the remainder of the billing cycle. According to AT&T, this means things like podcasts, video streaming, picture and video messaging, and some apps will be affected. You can also buy additional gigabytes if the speed is too slow for your tastes.
According to CNN Money, customers currently pay $15 per gigabyte in overage charges.
But while overage charges are history, you'll pay the same amount for less data with some of the lower-end plans. For example, whereas before you paid $30 a month for 2GB, now that only buys you 1GB, before the throttling kicks in, as Lifehacker points out. Here are the price points for other plans:
- 1GB: $30
- 3GB: $40
- 6GB: $60
- 10GB: $80
- 16GB: $90
- 25GB: $110
- 30GB: $135
There is also an additional $10 to $40 access charge per month per device.
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