AT&T’s New Wireless Data Plans Are Slightly More Fair Now

AT&T’s New Wireless Data Plans Are Slightly More Fair Now
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AT&T’s got new data plans to go with the wireless hotspot feature debuting in its first 4G Android phones – which they’re “working with Apple to bring it to iPhone” – and they’re actually a better deal than before.

So! You remember how AT&T killed unlimited data for the iPhone? And totally hosed people with the tethering plan, charging you $US20 just for the privilege of tethering without giving you a bigger data allowance for your money? They just fixed that. Now, everybody with a tethering plan gets a total of 4GB of data for $US45 a month.

That same pricing applies to wireless hotspot plans for phones. 4GB of data for $US45 a month. Which is pricey. But, it’s cheaper per gigabyte than the plans for MiFi-like devices, which run $US60 for 5GB of data. (You’re paying $US11.25 per gigabyte with the phone hotspots, $US12 per gig with the MiFi-style hotspots. And overage is relatively cheap, $US10 a gigabyte.)

Hopefully you’re in an area where AT&T’s HSPA+ works like a charm, though. [PR Newswire]