AT&T has today introduced new wireless data plans that it says will make it more affordable for more people to enjoy the benefits of the Mobile Internet. Customers can pick one of two new data plans, starting June 7th – either a $15 per month entry plan (DataPlus) or a $25 per month plan (DataPro) with 10 times more data. Current customers are not obliged to switch to the new plans, but they can choose to do so without a contract extension.
Each plan includes unlimited access at no additional charge to more than 20, 000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S. A new tethering option will also be available from June 7th, enabling customers who choose the DataPro plan to add tethering for an extra $20 per month. Tethering for iPhones will be available when Apple releases iPhone OS 4 this summer.
For new iPad customers, AT&T says that the $25 per month Data Pro plan will replace the current $29.99 unlimited plan. iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their wireless data plan and no contract is required. Existing iPad customers who have the $29.99 per month unlimited plan can either keep that plan or switch to the new $25 per month plan with 2 GB of data.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net