When the entire world (read: Verizon and AT&T in the U.S.) switched to tiered data packages instead of unlimited all the things!, at least 64% of customers panicked. Now where will I get my 35GB of data each month?! was a common quandary that needed to be solved. AT&T has the answer with its new plans.


If you're the type who needs umpteen geebees of data from your wireless carrier, you can satisfy this necessity for the low price of $300 for 30GB, $400 for 40GB, or $500 for 50GB, plus applicable smartphone, tablet, or other connected device fees, of course. Thankfully all these plans come with unlimited voice and text.

As cynical as this post has been thus far, though, there is one good use for these [still overpriced] plans: businesses. For the small- or medium-sized business, forking over $500 + $30 per smartphone may not sound too over the top to keep all employees connected. But I still somehow doubt that will be the case.

To find out more about AT&T's news plans, head here.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Rawhide

    So, at per gb cost of $.02 each, that 50gb plan is pure profit of $499 for ATT each month. WERE DO I SIGN UP!!11!!eleventyone!1!

    • Andres Galvan

      $0.02 per MEGABYTE, not GIGABYTE. AT&T isn't stupid.

  • Geoff Johnson

    $500 for 50GB... Or $30 for my grandfathered unlimited :P

    • taxi333

      this is the only reason that I am still with Verizon

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    This just goes to show that they don't have to charge for x amount of GB they just chose to because they know a small amount of people will pay for it.

  • Metroview

    I wish AT&T had a face so I could punch it. Who are they targeting this to!?

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    The FTC and FCC need to crack the whip on these price gouging bastards. Unlimited high speed Internet for $30/month should be a human right!

  • Dirty

    Well, thank God I have Sprint. I use 50gb+ a month and pay $79.

    • Geoff Johnson

      Too bad their service sucks

  • Shanks

    Your grandfathered unlimited is not gonna be around for ever

    • taxi333

      I'll enjoy it as long as I can

    • Doan

      Your source?

  • Shanks

    Ithought i needed unlimited data with at&t until they throttled me for using to much i usually used 4 or 5 gig.. I used 8 one month and i couldnt use my data.. So i took the brand new phone and traded it and went with Verizon.. Screw at&t.. No more dropped calls and throttling

    • Eric J Ferro

      Verizon drops calls as well, where I am located more than AT&T. I still don't know why people complain about AT&T, I have both Verizon and AT&T and both are similar in price and unless you are in a rural area, it really doesn't matter.

      • SickoPsycho

        I actually got my first dropped verizon call the other day after 2 years with my service. I honestly thought it happened on the other end until i looked at my phone and it said "call has been lost" or something similar. I was shocked- I never get dropped calls. =)

  • Nick Schiwy

    Obviously this price point is totally nuts, particularly for a single person's plan if they wanted to use 30/40/50 GB per month but at least it's an option. Even though the price is crazy I think this is a step in the right direction just for them to offer a large data plan. The prices will come down eventually. In the mean time, I'm going to grip tightly to my unlimited plan on Straight Talk...

    • Eric J Ferro

      Verizon is better in this respect. They offer 20GB for 225, 40GB for 300, and 50GB for 375, not sure why AT&T is jacking this up more than Verizon, they are normally quite similar in pricing.

      • s44

        To give Verizon a cue that they can raise prices now.

        • Eric J Ferro

          The way I see it, they are charging 10 dollars per gig across the board. That needs to happen on the bottom as well. That means 10 dollars for 1GB and so forth down the line plus 30 dollars for a smartphone. That would just be fair wouldn't you say?

  • Sven L.

    This is just sadistic. Unlimited data should be a normal thing by now, but corporations can do whatever they want. This is just sick.

  • Leo209

    500 minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited 4G data, $79.99... I think I'll stick with my T-Mobile plan thank you very much. I know we don't have LTE yet, but with 10mb download on average in my area with HSPA+, that's more than enough for me to watch HQ YouTube videos without buffering. I don't have a need for anything faster right now.

    • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven


      • http://www.facebook.com/eli.friedman1 Eli Friedman

        T-Mobile has truly unlimited 4g plans and they have for a few months now.

        Source - T-Mobile rep

        • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

          still last I heard they are still throttling people... My friend is getting throttled right now because he went over 2 gigs actually.

  • Nick

    That pricing plan looks very much like what we'd get in Canada. We pretty much only get limited minutes and 1gb data with 70$ over here.

  • http://twitter.com/JazzEspresso JazzEspresso

    holly crap!!!!

  • faceless128

    i did over 30GB before on Sprint 3G.

    more than once too!

  • Richard Yarrell

    At@t is pitiful and useless just as bad as Verizon.

  • flosserelli

    Who would actually sign up for this "deal"? lmao

  • Shawn Suther

    I actually laughed out loud when i read those "plans". FFS.
    Again, THANK YOU Sprint. I love you.

  • mcm

    Am I missing something? I get throttled on my "unlimited" plan for using 2 gb, yet for much less money, I can get 20 gb. Do they throttle THOSE users? Something oesn't sound legal. Any lawyers out there? class action?