AT&T introduces new data plans without overage charges2016-08-18 03:08 by Daniela
AT&T plans to kill off overage charges. The change will come with the launch of new monthly service plans on August 21st. Currently, the charge is typically $15 per gigabyte over.
With the new plans, when users exceed their data allowance, they will be throttled to 2G speeds. This is how the system works, according to AT&T:
"After all your high-speed data allotments are used, all data usage is slowed to a max of 128 Kbps (2G speed) for the rest of the bill cycle. You will have basic data use for viewing a web page or checking email. Audio and video streaming, picture and video messaging, select apps and other services, as well as other usage, including sponsored data, will be impacted and may not be fully functional."
The plans are called Mobile Share Advantage and offer more data - but at a higher starting price. The lowest level offers 1GB of data for $30, while the maximum data volume is 30GB - for $135.
Both new and existing customers can sign up for them. AT&T customers who want to keep their existing plans don't need to do anything.
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