ATT announced highcapacity data tiers up to 50GB and dataonly plans

first_imgUsers may be crying out for the return of unlimited data plans, but unless you’re on Sprint they aren’t coming back anytime soon. For those of you on AT&T with greater than average data needs, new data tiers have been rolled out to offer upwards of 50GB of data every month.US Carriers aren’t looked at in a particularly positive light right now. On top of having to filter through a seemingly endless line of requests for unlimited data to make a comeback, there’s talk of a new cell phone unlocking bill to be introduced soon. As the US mobile broadband situation continues to grow into their new LTE shoes, and users adjust to a world with high speed but limited capacity Internet on there phones, there’s going to be outliers that need to be addressed. Maybe a small business that doesn’t need anything more than a slightly augmented family plan, or a family that has figured out that their LTE connection is faster than the DSL line being offered by the local rural ISP. Whatever the collection of fringe cases may be, AT&T has decided to service them with a new line of higher capacity bandwidth options.The data plans come in at easy to remember price points. Take whatever your cap is, add a zero on the end, and you get your monthly price. It may be hard to swallow the idea of paying $500 every month for 50GB of wireless data, but clearly AT&T thinks that a couple of people will pay it. If you’re choosing these data tiers on a Family Share plan, you’ll still be charged the extra $30 per device you add on. Family accounts still have a 10 device limit, while businesses are offered a scale based on which plan you have. 50GB plans, for example, get you 25 devices. Regardless of which you go for, unlimited voice and text are still included.Perhaps more interesting than AT&T’s new cringe worthy, wallet bruising-mobile plans is the new data-only option for these higher tiers. You can opt for a $335 50GB plan that allows you to make each connected device a hotspot or mobile broadband USB stick. This would allow a small business the ability to grant mobile broadband to an entire team, while fostering a Bring Your Own Device environment for the rest of their needs. It’s certainly not as good as unlimited data, and it wouldn’t be hard for 10 hotspots to hit 50GB in a month, but the plans demonstrate an attempt to offer a reasonably priced service to businesses.last_img

first_imgUsers may be crying out for the return of unlimited data plans, but unless you’re on Sprint they aren’t coming back anytime soon. For those of you on AT&T with greater than average data needs, new data tiers have been rolled out to offer upwards of 50GB of data every month.US Carriers aren’t looked at in a particularly positive light right now. On top of having to filter through a seemingly endless line of requests for unlimited data to make a comeback, there’s talk of a new cell phone unlocking bill to be introduced soon. As the US mobile broadband situation continues to grow into their new LTE shoes, and users adjust to a world with high speed but limited capacity Internet on there phones, there’s going to be outliers that need to be addressed. Maybe a small business that doesn’t need anything more than a slightly augmented family plan, or a family that has figured out that their LTE connection is faster than the DSL line being offered by the local rural ISP. Whatever the collection of fringe cases may be, AT&T has decided to service them with a new line of higher capacity bandwidth options.The data plans come in at easy to remember price points. Take whatever your cap is, add a zero on the end, and you get your monthly price. It may be hard to swallow the idea of paying $500 every month for 50GB of wireless data, but clearly AT&T thinks that a couple of people will pay it. If you’re choosing these data tiers on a Family Share plan, you’ll still be charged the extra $30 per device you add on. Family accounts still have a 10 device limit, while businesses are offered a scale based on which plan you have. 50GB plans, for example, get you 25 devices. Regardless of which you go for, unlimited voice and text are still included.Perhaps more interesting than AT&T’s new cringe worthy, wallet bruising-mobile plans is the new data-only option for these higher tiers. You can opt for a $335 50GB plan that allows you to make each connected device a hotspot or mobile broadband USB stick. This would allow a small business the ability to grant mobile broadband to an entire team, while fostering a Bring Your Own Device environment for the rest of their needs. It’s certainly not as good as unlimited data, and it wouldn’t be hard for 10 hotspots to hit 50GB in a month, but the plans demonstrate an attempt to offer a reasonably priced service to businesses.last_img

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